Is there an award for the most crass, ignorant journalist? If so, can I nominate Ben ‘hard-hat’ Brown?
Sometimes you just despair at the standard of mainstream journalism and below is an example of why.
Ben Brown interviews Jody McIntyre, a man who suffers from Cerebal Palsy and was dragged for his wheel chair on the student demo in London last week. Our intrepid journalist puts it to Mr McIntyre (in all seriousness) that: ‘There’s a suggestion that you were rolling towards the police.’ Later Ben Brown asks ‘Were you throwing anything at the police during that day?’ Or whether he had said anything that might have incited the police action?
In Ben Brown’s eyes, it seems, Mr McIntyre’s self confessed revolutionary proclivities are justification enough.