Political activist and Journalist Tommy Robinson has destroyed Sky News after it emerged Sky News was the third most complained about television show of 2018.
Annual complaint figures from broadcast regulator Ofcom show that Sky News received 4,251 complaints over the year, with 3,462 complaints alleging bias against Robinson and defamation of his character in the programme’s editing of an interview with a further 592 complaints about Sky News against Kay Burley’s comparison of burned Falklands War veteran Simon Weston’s injuries to a woman wearing a burqa.
In an interview that has become famous with Mr. Robinson, Sky News’s Jason Farrell the host & editor of that interview added voice-over questions and corrupted the interview in other ways in order to deceive the public about what Mr. Robinson’s answers were.
Taking to Social media Mr Robinson posted to his over one million Facebook followers slamming Sky News for lying and attempting to hoodwink the public.
Sky News disgraceful bias, editing and actual lies in my interview with them after my quashed conviction was one of the most complained about programmes of 2018. Jason Farrell and the editor of that interview added voice-over questions that they never asked and edited answers to other questions to play against their made-up question. It was also not ‘alleged bias’, it was proven lies! #FakeNews#EnemyOfThePeople#SeeYouInCourtTommy Robinson, Facebook, 28/12/18
Supporters of the UKIP Leaders adviser commented on the thread of the post in defence of Tommy, some suggesting he should sue Sky News for
misrepresentation and defermation of character.
Vince Cawthron said: “Tommy sue sky for millions for misrepresentation and defamation of character. If we in huge numbers stopped sky contracts then Sky would collapse overnight.”
Other members of the public were outraged that the stitch up had been allowed to take place Jody Hicks wrote: “Can I just ask a quick question why do they not get done for this? why is it allowed? why is this legal”
Hundreds expressed their disgust at what had taken place with lots of them saying they will no longer use Sky or have canceled their Sky packages and plans.
Ofcom’s 10 most complained about programmes of 2018: