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(The Raw Story)   British news network Sky News realizes that, in retrospect, maybe, just maybe, having a reporter rifle through the luggage of a flight MH17 victim live on the air, wasn't in the best possible taste. Fortunately "a" dildo was not among the contents   (rawstory.com) divider line 95
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2014-07-20 11:49:23 PM  
I assumed the headline meant they found "many" dildos.
 
2014-07-21 12:00:30 AM  
"We shouldn't really be doing this."

Ya think? Aware enough to realize at the time it was not a good idea but not aware enough to not do it? Such a a fine line.

That was macabre, uncalled for, unprofessional, disrespectful and dumb but I'm saving my real outrage for the asswipes who decided to blow that plane out of the air.

Looking at you, Pootster.
 
2014-07-21 12:04:57 AM  
It's bad form, but how is this worse than the video that popped up almost immediately of all the passports? Those were presumably in people's pockets.
 
2014-07-21 12:20:11 AM  
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2014-07-21 12:26:51 AM  

dookdookdook: I assumed the headline meant they found "many" dildos.


Same thought. I don't know if I can remember a clusterfark of these proportions.

Occam's Razor: Russia "lent," or the rebels seized, a missile system of this caliber, and whoever fired mistakenly thought this was a Ukrainian transport plane.
 
2014-07-21 12:38:43 AM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: dookdookdook: I assumed the headline meant they found "many" dildos.

Same thought. I don't know if I can remember a clusterfark of these proportions.

Occam's Razor: Russia "lent," or the rebels seized, a missile system of this caliber, and whoever fired mistakenly thought this was a Ukrainian transport plane. wanted to destabilize the region further allowing Putin an excuse for more "Peacekeeping".

 
2014-07-21 12:42:48 AM  
The footage was greeted with anger on social media, including calls for Brazier to be sacked.

The people calling for the sacking have now been sacked.
 
2014-07-21 12:56:56 AM  
At least they didn't hack their emails

/yet
//that we know of
 
2014-07-21 01:00:39 AM  

doglover: wanted to destabilize the region further allowing Putin an excuse for more "Peacekeeping".


If the question is "cui bono?" the answer is not Putin. When the  USS Vincennes shot down an Iranian passenger jet in 1988, it wasn't some strategic masterstroke either.
 
2014-07-21 04:44:45 AM  
imageshack.com

"Of course it's company policy never to imply ownership in the event of a dildo... always use the indefinite article 'a' dildo, never 'your' dildo."
 
2014-07-21 05:44:04 AM  
Maybe they felt entitled to, special dispensation - it being "Sky" news and all
 
2014-07-21 05:44:49 AM  
Sky is owned Rupert Murdoch. I'm suprised the reporter didn't plant a half burnt soft toy of Jesus riding a dinosaur and go on to blame the BBC, poor people, minorities and liberals for the whole thing.
 
2014-07-21 05:45:11 AM  

Triumph: doglover: wanted to destabilize the region further allowing Putin an excuse for more "Peacekeeping".

If the question is "cui bono?" the answer is not Putin. When the  USS Vincennes shot down an Iranian passenger jet in 1988, it wasn't some strategic masterstroke either.


"Cui, Bono?"
upload.wikimedia.org
"Sic, Bono."
 
2014-07-21 05:48:12 AM  
I don't get it. They're dead, so what if you rifle through their stuff? You can see something similar on a popular tv show called "storage wars".
 
2014-07-21 05:48:15 AM  
assets.diylol.com
 
2014-07-21 05:48:45 AM  
What, is Sky News owned by Rupert Murdoch or something?  Oh, wait.
 
2014-07-21 05:50:17 AM  

Shadi: I don't get it. They're dead, so what if you rifle through their stuff? You can see something similar on a popular tv show called "storage wars".


Their families are still alive you ass.
 
2014-07-21 05:56:31 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Shadi: I don't get it. They're dead, so what if you rifle through their stuff? You can see something similar on a popular tv show called "storage wars".

Their families are still alive you ass.


Someone has to rifle through the mess. Either a reporter, a vigilante, or the investigators. The stuff doesn't box itself up and get mailed to next of kin without human help.


/A person's life is usually not private after death....
 
2014-07-21 05:58:20 AM  

MinkeyMan: Sky is owned Rupert Murdoch. I'm suprised the reporter didn't plant a half burnt soft toy of Jesus riding a dinosaur and go on to blame the BBC, poor people, minorities and liberals for the whole thing.


well to be fair to Sky News it's not in any way the same league as Fox.
 
2014-07-21 05:58:21 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Their families are still alive you ass.


So? They already know that the person is dead and they weren't showing pictures of the mangled corpse.
 
2014-07-21 06:03:17 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Shadi: I don't get it. They're dead, so what if you rifle through their stuff? You can see something similar on a popular tv show called "storage wars".

Their families are still alive you ass.



If I die, and my stuff is intact, I'd much rather someone unofficial pick it up on TV than let it sit there in the elements and get ruined. It seems silly to me that they'll wet their pants about the bodies but not the possessions.

I have some swank gadgets and some neat curios. In the event of my untimely death I'd much rather ANYONE have them than they be thrown out.
 
2014-07-21 06:05:36 AM  

dookdookdook: I assumed the headline meant they found "many" dildos.


It wouldn't be that surprising. They were coming back from Amsterdam.
 
2014-07-21 06:06:23 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: What, is Sky News owned by Rupert Murdoch or something?  Oh, wait.


I've seen the future. The Sky News Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th. Human decisions are removed from news stories. Sky News begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug. By then it's too late. Sky News fights back. It launches its "reporters" against targets in Russia, because Sky News knows the Russian counter-attack will eliminate its enemies over here.
 
2014-07-21 06:08:05 AM  

macross87: Someone has to rifle through the mess. Either a reporter, a vigilante, or the investigators. The stuff doesn't box itself up and get mailed to next of kin without human help.


Yes, but you don't show the process to the world. Someone obviously have to rifle through the mess, sort it to neat boxes with labels "safe, can show anyone", "family only" and "top secret; show only to executor; do not allow wife or children to see!"

macross87: /A person's life is usually not private after death....


There are plenty of secrets that remain private after death. For example, involving other people.

*looks into his own closet* ...and even those involved are not people, technically, not anymore, there are still things that shouldn't be shown to the world. The world is not ready.
 
2014-07-21 06:09:20 AM  

macross87: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Shadi: I don't get it. They're dead, so what if you rifle through their stuff? You can see something similar on a popular tv show called "storage wars".

Their families are still alive you ass.

Someone has to rifle through the mess. Either a reporter, a vigilante, or the investigators. The stuff doesn't box itself up and get mailed to next of kin without human help.


/A person's life is usually not private after death....



He wasn't boxing it up to mail to the next of kin. He wasn't an expert investigating the crash. He was some piece of shiat news jackal rooting through someone else's property (and tampering with a crash site) for the purpose of displaying it as sensationalistic entertainment. That is very far from a "someone has to" activity.
 
2014-07-21 06:13:57 AM  
"Colin immediately recognised that this was inappropriate and said so on air. Both Colin and Sky News apologise profusely for any offence caused."

So I was gonna stab this guy like 57 times but after 9 or so whacks at it I realized it was a bad idea and I said so on air, your honor; On. Air.
 
2014-07-21 06:16:53 AM  
A few years ago, when the anti-capitalism protesters were peacefully occupying the square next to St Paul's Cathedral in London, the biggest gobshiate on Sky News (and that's saying something), Adam Boulton, told the leader of the protest live on camera that their occupation was just like when the Nazis occupying France during WWII.  The protest leader looked dumbstruck, which matched the look of everyone who saw the clip afterwards.

Thousands of people (including me) rang up the industry regulator OFCOM and complained loudly and often, but Boulton and Sky never issued an apology.

This shows you all you need to know about him and Sky News in the UK - the first being an account from a member of the public:

"Spotted yesterday at London St Pancras station (Eurostar high speed train to Europe), Adam Boulton getting stroppy with UK Border staff. Boulton thought he was too important to queue and was told to "calm down" by the customs officer. While he waited to be sniffed by the dog, Boulton threw down his bags like a petulant child much to the amusement of us fellow passengers and the customs officers. He hissed at them "Oh, just get on with it," but was wished a nice day by the customs officer as he stropped off towards his train."

Here he is, an anchorman on a major network FFS, losing it with Alistair Campbell, one of Labour's spin doctor (at about 1:30 in):

http://youtu.be/sZKmWdgiAq0

What a waste of airwaves.
 
2014-07-21 06:21:28 AM  

Grahor: Someone obviously have to rifle through the mess, sort it to neat boxes with labels "safe, can show anyone", "family only" and "top secret; show only to executor; do not allow wife or children to see!"


I've never packed for an international flight (twelve times and counting) without thinking someone might go through my luggage.  Who does that?

Rifle away.
 
2014-07-21 06:39:44 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: macross87: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Shadi: I don't get it. They're dead, so what if you rifle through their stuff? You can see something similar on a popular tv show called "storage wars".

Their families are still alive you ass.

Someone has to rifle through the mess. Either a reporter, a vigilante, or the investigators. The stuff doesn't box itself up and get mailed to next of kin without human help.


/A person's life is usually not private after death....


He wasn't boxing it up to mail to the next of kin. He wasn't an expert investigating the crash. He was some piece of shiat news jackal rooting through someone else's property (and tampering with a crash site) for the purpose of displaying it as sensationalistic entertainment. That is very far from a "someone has to" activity.


What's your point?
 
2014-07-21 06:40:32 AM  
There must be AT LEAST one dildo amongst that wreckage.
 
2014-07-21 06:45:48 AM  
The luggage gods will no longer be kind to this reporter.

My prediction is that forevermore, all of his luggage will be routed through Terre Haute International Airport, including the carry-on. And will always be chosen for random bag inspection.

Do not annoy the luggage gods.
 
2014-07-21 06:47:24 AM  

Zenith: well to be fair to Sky News it's not in any way the same league as Fox.


The UK has strong regulations to ensure a high standard of news reporting in broadcasting - due impartiality, fairness, accuracy etc.. Sky News would be on the receiving end of massive fines if it pulled the same shiat that US news channels get away with.
 
2014-07-21 06:49:15 AM  
I suppose, barring investigations and whatnot, that it might not be "wrong" in any legal sense, but rather rude, insensitive, and crass. The sort of thing that we all do here on this website, but that most of us would have the common sense not to do as an international reporter on air at the site of a jaw-dropping disaster.

"Not techinically illegal" doesn't mean "totally okay." Christ, even the reporter knew they were farking up.
 
2014-07-21 06:55:09 AM  
Right and wrong have been skewed to a degree that even reporters think it's ok to rifle through to pockets and belongings of the deceased. What has happened to jounalistic integrity and compassion?
 
2014-07-21 06:56:25 AM  
They should have waited for Geraldo.
 
2014-07-21 06:57:50 AM  

stamped human bacon: Grahor: Someone obviously have to rifle through the mess, sort it to neat boxes with labels "safe, can show anyone", "family only" and "top secret; show only to executor; do not allow wife or children to see!"

I've never packed for an international flight (twelve times and counting) without thinking someone might go through my luggage.  Who does that?

Rifle away.


I have the same thought. But I also write a goodbye letter to all significant people in my life and leave it near the top of the papers on my desk. It is in an envelope marked "Open if the plane goes down." I travel once or twice per year and write a new letter every time. The old ones are collecting dust behind a bunch of Nabokov novels on a bookshelf. It will be fun for someone someday to rifle through them and chart the changes in my relationships and perspectives.

But it is worse. I also read during long flights and each paragraph begins with a sort of intonation: "This might be the last paragraph I ever read." The novels I have read in-flight sparkle in my memory.

I wasn't always this way.

I was on a 747 from SFO to NYC in 1998. It suffered a slight but fully disturbing mishap.
 
2014-07-21 06:59:07 AM  
Malaysia Air should use the footage to point out the fact that even in the worst situations they didn't lose any luggage.
 
2014-07-21 06:59:57 AM  

tacos4jesus: I suppose, barring investigations and whatnot, that it might not be "wrong" in any legal sense, but rather rude, insensitive, and crass. The sort of thing that we all do here on this website, but that most of us would have the common sense not to do as an international reporter on air at the site of a jaw-dropping disaster.

"Not techinically illegal" doesn't mean "totally okay." Christ, even the reporter knew they were farking up.




Not sure, but I'd suspect its considered a crime scene and the reporter (and everyone else there) would be messing with it. That's criminal if anyone ever bothered to push charges.

/a very big crime scene, granted.
/moving bits of luggage and wreckage only makes the investigators jobs harder.
/Russians picking through the remains for specific bits of missile, flight recorders, and credit cards are being very unhelpful...
/what a clusterfark.
 
2014-07-21 07:07:38 AM  
Seems normal behaviour for one of Rupert Murdoch's finest.
 
2014-07-21 07:21:06 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: Malaysia Air should use the footage to point out the fact that even in the worst situations they didn't lose any luggage.


American should take advantage of the situation with a new slogan: "Fly American, we'll only lose your bags"
 
2014-07-21 07:22:39 AM  

quatchi: "We shouldn't really be doing this."

Ya think? Aware enough to realize at the time it was not a good idea but not aware enough to not do it? Such a a fine line.

That was macabre, uncalled for, unprofessional, disrespectful and dumb but I'm saving my real outrage for the asswipes who decided to blow that plane out of the air.

Looking at you, Pootster.


You must live a confusing and scary life.
 
2014-07-21 07:45:19 AM  

August11: I was on a 747 from SFO to NYC in 1998. It suffered a slight but fully disturbing mishap.


You had the fish?
 
2014-07-21 07:48:42 AM  
so...did they find a dildo? or not?, I'm confused...

/dnrtfa
 
2014-07-21 07:54:50 AM  

LonMead: The luggage gods will no longer be kind to this reporter.

My prediction is that forevermore, all of his luggage will be routed through Terre Haute International Airport, including the carry-on. And will always be chosen for random bag inspection.

Do not annoy the luggage gods.


www.screeninsults.com

\"Oh no - we lost Terre Haute"
 
2014-07-21 07:56:44 AM  

drxym: Zenith: well to be fair to Sky News it's not in any way the same league as Fox.

The UK has strong regulations to ensure a high standard of news reporting in broadcasting - due impartiality, fairness, accuracy etc.. Sky News would be on the receiving end of massive fines if it pulled the same shiat that US news channels get away with.


Sounds like censorship to me.

Now, you're going to argue about how it isn't because X, Y, and Z, but as soon as you start imposing "standards" on the media backed up not by civil tort but by government fines, you've got censorship.

We have some of the same thing here in the US of course, with the FCC, but you'd never see a news station fined for something like that, it would be more along lines of showing titties over the air or something, so the circumstances where that applies are much narrower.
 
2014-07-21 08:00:23 AM  

dittybopper: drxym: Zenith: well to be fair to Sky News it's not in any way the same league as Fox.

The UK has strong regulations to ensure a high standard of news reporting in broadcasting - due impartiality, fairness, accuracy etc.. Sky News would be on the receiving end of massive fines if it pulled the same shiat that US news channels get away with.

Sounds like censorship to me.

Now, you're going to argue about how it isn't because X, Y, and Z, but as soon as you start imposing "standards" on the media backed up not by civil tort but by government fines, you've got censorship.

We have some of the same thing here in the US of course, with the FCC, but you'd never see a news station fined for something like that, it would be more along lines of showing titties over the air or something, so the circumstances where that applies are much narrower.


Just because you can doesn't mean it is tasteful. Doesn't mean we can't look at it and say "bad idea."

Free speech doesn't protect you from the public looking at you and saying "shame on you." Just means you won't be tossed in the pokey.

/pokey
 
2014-07-21 08:04:24 AM  
Murder or Murdoch, which is the worse crime?

/legitimate question
 
2014-07-21 08:37:35 AM  

CheapEngineer: LonMead: The luggage gods will no longer be kind to this reporter.

My prediction is that forevermore, all of his luggage will be routed through Terre Haute International Airport, including the carry-on. And will always be chosen for random bag inspection.

Do not annoy the luggage gods.



\"Oh no - we lost Terre Haute"


Friends of Carlotta know better than to fly through Terra Haute.
 
2014-07-21 08:39:47 AM  
Why would the dead passengers need dildos? If Russian troops can do one thing consistently, it's rape. Dead or alive.
 
2014-07-21 08:39:48 AM  

doglover: thisisyourbrainonFark: dookdookdook: I assumed the headline meant they found "many" dildos.

Same thought. I don't know if I can remember a clusterfark of these proportions.

Occam's Razor: Russia "lent," or the rebels seized, a missile system of this caliber, and whoever fired mistakenly thought this was a Ukrainian transport plane. wanted to destabilize the region further allowing Putin an excuse for more "Peacekeeping".


Yep.
 
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