If you scan through earlier sections of this blog you’ll notice my substantial contempt for Sky News. The contempt extends to rolling news channels in general but, as a lowly NTL basic subscriber, I’m faced with Sky News more than any other culprit.
The incident I wish to draw attention to happened back in February but I’m a newcomer to Blogs and so didn’t have this channel of communication open to me.
Kay Burley, born in 1960, has been a journalist since the age of 17. She has worked for the Wigan Evening Post and Chronicle, TV-am and Sky One. She joined Sky News in 1988 and notoriously stated on the 11th of September 2001 that “the entire eastern seabord of the United States has been decimated by a terrorist attack”. She loves backgammon and ceroc dancing (according to an Independent Q&A).
Kay is a disgrace. She has been held aloft as a Sky anchor following horrendously bad judgements during interviews and reports. Take the above 11th September incident. But, most importantly, look at the attached video.
Kay was interviewing Pamela Wright, the partner of Steve Wright who was convicted of murdering five women in Ipswich in 2006. The interview begins with speculative questioning relating to the disappearance of Suzy Lamplugh in 1984. Following on from this line of questioning, Kay drops the bomb.
She explains to the grieving, devastated Ms Wright how Steve Wright “blamed his need for prostitutes in (sic) a non-existent love life”. You know where this is going…
“Do you think if you’d had a better sex life, he wouldn’t have done this?”
Well strike me down with a feather! Maybe I should start putting out more. Oh Christ, it’ll send the other half on a strangling, raping, drugging rampage if I don’t get my knickers down more often. Sexual frustration does lead to murderous tendencies on a grand and complex scale, shit, I forgot! Thanks Kay! You’ve saved the life of some women in my locality, hats off to you.