Anorak News | Not Jill Dando’s Killer Barry George And Tabloid TV BBC

Not Jill Dando’s Killer Barry George And Tabloid TV BBC

by | 1st, August 2008

BARRY George has had his conviction for the murder of BBC TV presenter Jill Dando quashed on appeal. He has been in prison for eight years.

Says Mr George: “I want to thank my family, my legal team, my medical team and all the people who have supported me at Belmarsh, Whitemoor and Manchester prisons, and all my supporters.”

On the BBC 10 o’clock news, this was the lead story. And twice during the feature Mr George was called an “oddball”.

Anorak cannot help but think of libelled Robert Murat, called an “oddball” by the tabloid press in its obsession with the Madeleine McCann case. He’s the Mail’s “oddball“.

Farmer Joaquim Marques was also called an “oddball” by the Daily Mirror. The Sun saw another Madeleine McCann “oddball” in a photofit.

Mick Donovan, who was allegedly found in the company of missing schoolgirl Shannon Matthews, was the Sun’s “oddball“.

Michael Jackson has been the Star’s “oddball“.

Lembit Opik, the MP, has been a Mail on Sunday “oddball“.

When did the BBC become tabloid TV?

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