Man Called Sun wrote:
tommydski wrote:I've seen the chap in the first article linked, he's an alcoholic transient with obvious mental health issues. Very sad indeed.
This has turned up on the news this morning, clearly as one of them 'light hearted' bits at the end of the headlines after they've reeled off the list of missing children, dickhead politicians etc. So the nation is meant to all have a laugh at the geezer with his head in a bin, when as you say the bloke is ill and clearly needs help. Fucking nice one BBC.
We only know that because we've been told by Tommy. Most people's first reaction is to assume stupidity, and I don't think that's unreasonable. Equally, I think most people's reaction would change once told he has mental health issues. Should the BBC have checked? Maybe, I don't know. They had a quote from the chap saying that he was "looking for his hat" so I'd guess someone must have spoken to him. Is it possible that Tommy has misidentified him?
Re: Xfactor and the like, agreed. I find them unpleasantly exploitative. Personally, my least favourite is Dragon's Den.
Now, back to stupid cunts with no risk of mental health issues:
'A police constable has risked embarrassment after launching an investigation into a "suspicious light source" which was later found to be the moon. The constable was on duty late one evening last month when he spotted a "shining light" glowing over Clent Hills, a range of scenic peaks which rise up more than 1,000ft in Worcestershire. He radioed his sergeant, telling him he was "off up the hills" to investigate the "suspicious bright light" from 'over the other side of the hills'. He warned that as he was "single-crewed" he might require back-up if he found a crime in progress. The area is known as a hotspot for outdoor sex - and it is believed the officer thought he might catch offenders engaged in sexual activity when he mistook the bright light of the moon for car headlights. After a 20-minute walk up the hills, however, the red-faced officer radioed his sergeant back, telling him that the 'light source' was in actual fact the moon' - The Daily Telegraph.
(via F365 Mediawatch)