Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Britons released, reports Sky, first

In the excitement following the announcement that Iran would be releasing the captured British Royal Navy service personnel, it was good to see Sky News getting its priorities right.

During a studio link-up interview with the sister of captured serviceman Arthur Batchelor Maggie Phillips, the relieved relative mentioned that she'd seen the news of the sailors and marines release "earlier on [BBC News] 24..."

The Sky interviewer - I believe it was Julie Etchingham - waited until Phillips had finished speaking and, in a rather prissy voice, pointed out that she would have heard about it even earlier if she'd been watching Sky News. Miaow!

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