Sunday, 9 March 2014

Sockpuppet Journalism

Rather splendid bit of investigation by a Brixton resident into a C4 news report on Brixton on Brixton Buzz:-

It turns out that the reporter, Jordan Jarrett-Bryan, merely interviewed a gaggle of his friends/colleagues, and passed this off as a reflection of the view of Brixton at large.

The correct way to do it is to interview lots of random people and only include the views you want to be played, dummy.


Dick Puddlecote said...

Ha! Well played, Sir. :)

Kj said...

This isn´t unusual in reporting I´m afraid. The few newspaper journalists I know always goes after their buddies for unspecified "sources".

A K Haart said...

According to my sources, almost all journalists are idle tossers.

The Stigler said...

I thought it was great. Exactly the sort of real journalism that deserves applause. But bloggers are just talentless amateurs, right?

I have no doubt. It's just good to see someone getting caught doing it.

AK Haart,