My bus was diverted coming from town - assumed it was a protest or something.
Then I see a Sky News headline ‘Protesters storm Irish Parliament’, and think ‘Holy shit’. I then desperately search online for updates, wondering the whole time why no Irish media reported this, trying to find out if the Taoiseach has been killed, or something.
Turns out that things got heated during a protest outside the Parliament, but the Gardaí beat them off with batons. And that’s it.
Fuck you Sky News, you always do this, you are a tv tabloid which traffics in sensationalist headlines and bullshit stories.
They’re a News Corporation subsidiary, but news broadcasts in the UK are required by law to maintain a neutral stance. People accuse them of skewing right, but they’re nothing like Fox News - no organizing tea parties or anything like that.
This is very true. having watched quite a bit of FOXNews I can say that Sky News is nothing like it.
It likes being dramatic and OTT but that kinda goes with the 24hrs rolling news thing but their actual news is generally straight down the line. They do have a tendency to hire right wing fucknuts for their editorial/comment type shows like Littlejohn but they aren’t the core of the station by any means.