Media Diary: Ex-Treme case of Anglophobia
Monday 28 February 2011
Treme, the New Orleans-based Sky Atlantic drama from David Simon (creator of The Wire), provides great insight into the culture of a great city.
But Simon, a former crime reporter on the Baltimore Sun, does a disservice to British news crews who covered Hurricane Katrina. In Treme, we see a haughty Brit correspondent deriding the music and cuisine of the Big Easy during an interview. He is denounced as a "Limey Vulture", and his microphone is thrown in the canal. It hardly represents the work of the likes of the BBC's Matt Frei, whose laudable coverage of the disaster was prominent in Spike Lee's landmark documentary When the Levees Broke. The US media can't have enjoyed seeing Brits in a disaster zone that was being ignored by their own government.
Climbing on their high horse
Bring back Binkie West! The Daily Telegraph's new pony-riding wedding correspondent was delighting online readers with the riveting tale of how she is marrying in April (just like Kate!) But all too soon, after a wave of disparaging comments, the experiment seems to have been dropped.
Don't forget the overnight bags
Tough times at ITV's Daybreak with Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley, where a new shift system requires production staff to spend part of the night in sleeping bags on site.
Isis 'throw man off a building for homosexual affair' and beat him to death when he survives
Woman falls to her death as she celebrates marriage proposal at the edge of Ibiza cliff
Boris Johnson claims porn-obsessed Islamic jihadists are 'literally w*****s'
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 1 Woman falls to her death as she celebrates marriage proposal at the edge of Ibiza cliff
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Dad attempts revenge on teenage daughter, plan backfires spectacularly
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
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