BBC anchor Ben Brown has proven himself an ace investigative reporter, revealing during an interview with disabled victim of British police violence Jody McIntyre that the latter has not yet launched an official complaint with the police—despite the fact that the incident occurred several days ago! Thus, McIntyre’s brutal treatment must be a fabrication, even though it is recorded in video footage shown on the BBC.
In case the incident really did happen, Brown accusingly interrogates McIntyre about reports that he wants to start a revolutionary movement and that he was rolling toward police in his wheelchair, obvious provocations that warrant being dragged across asphalt and hit with a baton. He then cuts off McIntyre’s attempt to liken BBC coverage of the tuition fee protests with BBC coverage of the Palestinian issue, both of which focus on blaming violence on the victims.
Brown’s tour de force would have been even more awe-inspiring had he not left out the following important questions for McIntyre:
- Why do you care about tuition fees if you’re not in school?
- In your poetry you mention something about “coke lines.” Is it possible that you were under the influence of illegal substances when the alleged incident with the police occurred?
- If it’s true, as you say, that you can’t operate your wheelchair by yourself, how did you get to the studio today?
- The Iranian foreign ministry has also expressed disapproval over police handling of demonstrations in London. Does this mean that you approve of hanging political dissidents?
- Has it not occurred to you to thank the metropolitan police for removing you from a potentially dangerous situation?
- Speaking of the Palestinians, is that where you learned how to provoke casualties?
- Do you have an official doctor’s note certifying that you have cerebral palsy?