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UK reporter behaves like MH17 looter

Mon 2014-Jul-21 @ MYT 12:41:10 pm

» VIDEO: Sky News cock-up on air

An “incredibly tasteless” and thoughtless act by Sky News reporter Colin Brazier live from the MH17 crash scene in eastern Ukraine sparked widespread anger online, forcing the satellite station to issue an apology.

Brazier was shown picking items – including a set of keys and a toothbrush – out of the open luggage.

The Daily Mail said: “Amid growing anger over the desecration of the crash site and allegations of looting by pro-Russian rebels, Brazier’s actions sparked a furious response on social media.

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During his live report from eastern Ukraine, Brazier had rummaged through a victim’s suitcase and held up items for the camera. (Daily Mail photo above.)

Then he stopped himself in mid-report, seemingly realizing the error of his ways, saying, “We shouldn’t really be doing this, I suppose.”

On Sunday, Sky News issued an apology, saying: “whilst presenting from the site of the MH17 air crash Colin Brazier reflected on the human tragedy of the event and showed audiences the content of one of the victims’ bags. Colin immediately recognised that this was inappropriate and said so on air. Both Colin and Sky News apologise profusely for any offence caused.”

The Daily Mail said Brazier later gave a moving account of coming across scores of human remains at the site.He said: ‘I’ve been walking around, coming across body parts all the time, many of them charred beyond recognition. Men, women and children, indeterminate frankly, you can’t tell. Very often you are looking at charred spines, that’s all that’s left. ”

It’s bad enough to give vultures a bad name.

» Daily Mail report on Sky News cock-up

3 Comments
  1. Hamilton Bacon permalink
    Mon 2014-Jul-21 @ MYT 14:07:50 pm 14:07

    Sadly, he was just being a typical human, behaving the way 90 per cent of people would if they were in his shoes at that time.

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