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Telly Media (previously Sky Networks) 857 posts since 27 Apr 2003
By and large, I think today's coverage has been excellent all round, but I do wonder whether we're going to see it all again in 7 weeks time.

Did anybody see the Sky News special this evening though? It was called something like "The Blair Years" with Adam Boulton presenting. I thought it looked a bit shoddy and a bit rushed, especially given that we knew this day was coming for a long time, and most broadcasters have been planning their coverage of this for some time now.

SN.
Pete9,031 posts since 18 Jun 2001
ITV's coverage looked much nicer than the BBC's who appeared to be using a strange and jarring blue squares background that looked very ITV but just clashed against their red graphics.

ITV also had Alistair Campbell which made good TV. Sadly had gone out for lunch before Hislop came on.

Sky News's website baffles me. Why do they have an entire section for this girl who is bound to be dead? Very Fox News with their permanent Iran/Iraq/N. Korea sections in the World page.
roo2,252 posts since 6 Aug 2003
Londoner posted:
This Brown launch is a media relations disaster - putting all the camera crews where they can't see Brown's face Rolling Eyes

I would've thought the bigger PR disaster would be Blair and Brown's people not thinking that having them both giving speeches simultaneously is less than ideal.
NerdBoy310 posts since 2 Aug 2003
onetrickpony posted:
Why is there so much thrust for Brown to be leader? It seems like the media are building him up, and waiting for the perfect time to know [sic] him down.


You answered your own question, bearing in mind his bound to be leader anyway.
Shaun Linden2,893 posts since 9 Nov 2005
Oh yea i did Embarassed I am a Labour supporter, but i'm getting sick of hearing Brown this Brown this, Brown for next PM - he could turn out to be absolutly crap, i mean he seems the sort that would just fall asleep during a meeting.
Brekkie31,659 posts since 4 Jan 2003
I think Brown is seen as a safe pair of hands more than anything, but the truth is the only other contenders are likely to be people we've never heard of, so of course the media will give more coverage to Brown as we all know about him.


Personally I think John Reed would be the better choice - though I'd quite like to see John Prescott get the top job just for comedy value!
Roger Mellie2,739 posts since 28 May 2006
onetrickpony posted:
Why is there so much thrust for Brown to be leader? It seems like the media are building him up, and waiting for the perfect time to know him down.


Well no heavyweights have announced they standing against Brown-- more a case of them announcing they are not standing for the leadership!

I think the battle for DPM will be far more interesting. Hazel Bleary or Jack Strawman (sic) will tough it out at a guess?