Who's idea was it to get this foul smug prick to harangue Jody McIntyre on national television?! "There was a suggestion you were rolling towards the police, is that true?"
SO? HE HASN'T GOT MACHINE GUN TURRETS ON THAT FUCKER! EVEN IF HE WAS THAT IS NO REASON TO DRAG HIM OUT OF HIS CHAIR AND ACROSS THE FLOOR YOU IDIOT PRICK!
Man, this guy needs dropping down a well.
Shout out Jody McIntyre, who remains calm and eloquent throughout, which is probably a lot more than I'd have been able to do in the circumstances.
"Do you really think a person with cerebral palsy in a wheelchair can pose a threat to a police officer with weapons? Do you think I could have in any way posed a physical threat from the seat of my wheelchair to an army of police officers armed with weapons? This whole line of argument is absolutely ridiculous because you're blaming the victims of violence for that violence. In fact it reminds me a lot of the way the BBC report on the Palestinian conflict..."
If you wish to complain to the BBC about this vile spectacle, you can do so here. I rang them earlier, and my girl just wrote them the following:
Ben Brown's interview with Jody McIntyre was a disgrace to the BBC. You call that journalism?
I am saddened, angered and disgusted by Ben Brown's interview with Jody McIntyre last night. The arrogance and bias of his questions was a disgrace to the BBC.
He made it his job to try to discredit a clearly VERY intelligent man, and all other violence against protesters by police.
I am pleased that Jody was as determined as he was and stood up for himself against this bully.
Ben Brown should not be allowed to continue working at the BBC.