Local BBC Radio Jersey and the BBC in general come in for a bit of stick regarding their "Journalism". I would like to share with you a little bit of their "Journalism" at work.
Below is an interview with Senator Terry Le Main conducted by one Gwyn Garfield Bennett of the local BBC. This was on the day Senator Terry Le Main held on to his seat as Housing Minister, narrowly beating Senator Alan Breckon. Also the same day as Deputy James Reed was elected as Minister for Education Sport and Culture who was kind enough to allow me an interview here from what I can gather, the said reporter had waited outside the States building, all morning, to say to Senator Le Main "you must be pleased"
So effectively the BBC licence fee payer are paying a "Journalist" to wait outside a building all morning just to state the bl00dy obvious! This is the sort of shoddy, sloppy and downright laziness the BBC expect us to accept as "Journalism"
What I don't get is what was the point of paying a "Journalist" a mornings wages just for her to say "you must be pleased". What was she expecting him to say? "no i'm pretty gutted really, i'm incompedent, haven't got a clue what i'm doing and Senator Breckon would have been a much better Minister and I only put myself forward for the crack".
Unfortunately this is the sort of thing a lot of people have come to accept as "Journalism" over here. When in reality it is just a little bit of a soundbite that fills a little bit of air time and requires no research or preperation, in fact it could have been done over the phone in a matter of seconds.
Christ even the filthy Rag and CTV are starting to look a little bit like "Journalists" these days. If the BBC want to be taken seriously they are going to have to come up with a bit better than this. They are going to have to start giving the licence fee payer value for money and that also means stop sh1tting themselves when Senator Syvret phones up the phone in and cutting him off.