Panorama stalks alleged stalker's twin brother
Beeb in mistaken identity fiasco
The Beeb's Panorama team demonstrated they've got the investigative right stuff by stalking an alleged stalker's twin brother.
The hit squad working on Stop Stalking Me staked out the chap's house in Ormskirk, Lancashire, for a week, then moved in for the kill. Front man Richard Bilton collared his victim on the street and "accused him of stalking a former girlfriend", the Telegraph explains.
The surveillance target promptly marched to a cop shop to protest. A Lancashire police spokesman explained: "On January 22, a man reported being followed from the end of his road to the police station. He said they had filmed him and asked him questions about a court case that was ongoing but that it was a case of mistaken identity."
He added: "Officers spoke to the crew, who were causing the man stress. The matter was dealt with at the time."
A BBC spokesman offered: "There was a case of mistaken identity involving someone who lived at the same address and used the same vehicle as the man we were trying to put questions to. This did not feature in any way in the broadcast programme.
"The Panorama investigation into stalking is clearly in the public interest and the police investigation into the case is still ongoing."
Stop Stalking Me was broadcast last Monday, without any footage of the alleged perp's innocent twin. ®
When did Panorama turn in to the Daily fucking Mail on television? I remember when they actually used to do some proper investigative reporting instead of this tabloid shitfest.
Paris, because she's a bloody disgrace too.
It mentions that the case of stalking was ongoing within the courts - is the implication that the Beeb were making an undercover documentary about an ongoing prosecution and trying to question the defendent? How on earth is that in the public interests if we follow the "presumed innocent" mantra that we are supposed to live by?
Unless I've missed something, and happy to be corrected.
"the Daily Mail on television?"
See, the problem is there's no news or analysis or current affairs that needs doing. All is well in the world. There is no poverty, no suffering, no unnecessary wars, no avoidable suffering, no hypocrisy from our leaders, the banksters are under control not in control.
Even the dodgy goings on at Anglesey council in the last few years (photonicanglesey.blogspot.com) are sorted.
So they have to do this kind of thing instead.
Or have I misunderstood?