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[10w ijust don't understand why the mainstream media right [10w is not calling this out as a terrorist attack. at the moment, which is very disappointing. considering that, if it was a muslim, you would be very quick to point out that it is a terrorist attack. but for a white guy or anyone else who's running people over, for some reason, you have a different way of describing the news. well, we put that view to bbc news and they told us... last friday afternoon, the distress and anger which had been building up in the wake of the grenfell tower fire found an outlet. here isjeremy cooke reporting on that night's news at six. a crowd storms kensington town hall demanding action. we wantjustice!
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they were demanding justice. we wantjustice! and demanding answers. get them out, get them out! how could this tragedy have happened, on this scale? in this city? in 2017? we need to be heard! that evening and through the weekend, bbc reporters heard many appeals and complaints of that kind from residents of the estate and others affected by the tragedy. i just want to know how many people have died. why did that building go up? what are you guys going to do? why are people being rehoused outside london? where are we going next? where are we going to move? what do we need? who, what and where? these are fundamental questions and only, we are days after this disaster. i have done the angry. i have got to get this done. it is always the public that runs to rescue.
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where are the authorities? where are they? those questions were heard many times on camera through the streets of west london. and others were put to the prime minister on friday. that was in an interview by emily maitlis of newsnight. there were two types of material that could have been used in the cladding — one was flammable and one was fireproof, and the fireproof one cost £2 more. was that not £2 worth spending? we have yet to find out what the cause of the fire was. the fire service are doing that. you could have stopped it spreading by spending £2 more on the cladding. the fire service are looking at what the cause of the fire was. and it is important that we get to the bottom of this, that we find out exactly what happened. but you were recommended this, in 2013. you were in government, then, and the coroner said you could have stopped this with a sprinkler system in every block. and the government has taken action on the recommendations of the coroner's report. lots of reaction from newswatch viewers to that interview. typical was ian whitehouse, who recorded his thoughts for us on camera.
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we all have the utmost sympathy and sadness for the victims and their families. however, nothing can justify the appalling viciousness of the haranguing of the prime minister in an interview by emily maitlis. it was more like a kangaroo court diatribe, based on assumptions of responsibility and guilt which hadn't yet even been discussed, let alone proven. other viewers contacted us with their concerns about reporting from nearby the grenfell tower. and the allegations and emotions expressed by residents. here are the views of david shute and alan cummings. the bbc was on the spot for immediate eyewitness accounts, in competition with rivals which reached fever pitch, recently. and because of that their obligations for broadcasting accurately and with accountability is being compromised. they have proved, in the event, to being totally inaccurate, highly emotive and often personally
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influenced accounts broadcast repeatedly on the bbc news loop. i think that in the recent grenfell tower tragedy we saw reporting which was actually starting to incite violence, incite further trouble, which is not what reporting is about. another viewer who got in touch on the subject wasjon brookes, and hejoins us now from our ipswich studio. jon, there were lots of concerns about coverage of the grenfell tower fire. last week a number of viewers commented on it being used as a backdrop to news bulletins when it was still burning. was that a concern of yours? yes, that was the main one. there was no real need to have somebody on the scene standing in front of a burning tower. it seemed as though you were dwelling on... in a way, it was a type of hysteria, because in the end it wound a lot of people up to make protests
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when they might otherwise not have done. the bbc need to realise that perhaps they were part of the megaphones talk by a lot of people, including politicians, who incited those people to behave like that. and that is down to planning people making sure that they are installing fireproof panels. she can't be responsible for that, and yet, some people were blaming herfor it. you think the bbc was doing interviews in an irresponsible way? i don't think you helped matters by allowing those people to say what they were saying, particularly outside when they were protesting at the town hall. well, as you know, we did want to talk to someone from the bbc to answer those questions. but no one came on. and they have given us this statement. any thoughts in response to that statement, particularly when they talked about accountability in interviews? yes, how can you judge
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accountability when you have no facts to back up the claims that it was the cladding? at that stage nobody knew. i've never heard a producer admit he is wrong about anything. they can waffle all they like but, in this case, i think they are wrong. they have overdone it. to accentuate it to the degree that they did. after all, there was no need to have them there every day in front of that building. and i just think that people who had relatives in there, how do you think they must have felt? jon brookes, thank you very much. finally it has been an extremely busy news period, most of it very bad, so it is understandable if some of the audience, perhaps even some of the journalists wanted it all to occasionally just calm down and stop. on tuesday night it did just that as those watching the ten o'clock evening bulletin on news channel were treated to this... there followed four minutes
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of huw edwards waiting patiently, checking over his script and taking notes, all interspersed with some rather random visual material. viewers on bbc one only had a bit of that before the presentation announcer took over with a holding message and some music. what on earth was going on? apparently the bbc news technical system crashed seconds before ten o'clock and although huw edwards wasn't told he was on air for a couple of minutes, having heard pandemonium in the background, he thought he would take the conservative approach and just sit there, quietly. the glitch prompted a flurry of reaction on twitter. john reid thought... ian ford posted this...
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thank you for all your comments this week. please send us your thoughts on bbc news and current affairs. in written or spoken form. you can contact us... we will be back next week. buy. —— goodbye. well, let's see what the weather's got in store for this weekend and it is looking a little mixed, not a completely dry one. there will be some showers around at sunshine too.
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it is going to be windy in northern parts of the uk, particularly scotland, and here it will feel fairly cool. this cooler weather's been rolling off the atlantic for the last couple of days. some beautiful pictures coming in, here's one from scotland. that heatwave we had in the south is now a distant memory. this is what the weather map looks like right now, there is a weather front crossing the country giving us a fair bit of cloud out there, some spots of rain too. to the south of the weather front it's actually a warm night, so temperatures by the end of the night will be hovering around 16 or 17 in places. to the north of the weather front, it will be a lot fresher, for example in scotland it could be down to single figures just outside of town. starting with scotland at 9am, a mixed bag, quite windy, especially in the north, winds freshening during the day, showers as well. further south across the country, also a little mixed. you can see in places there is a bit of brightness and a few spots of rain and none of this rain will be heavy, just thicker cloud and fleeting dribs and drabs of rain and that's pretty much it,
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but not cold. first thing in the morning you'll see around 17 or 18. what about glastonbury? not looking soggy, there might be some dampness around, a little bit of light rain but actually most of the day it should be relatively bright, most the time overcast but bright, with temperatures just around 20 degrees or so. then in the afternoon they'll be a little bit of rain especially across the valleys there into north—western england, but blustery showers across scotland. winds could be up to gale force here and the best of the weather on saturday will be across eastern and south—eastern areas and hear temperatures in the sunshine if it comes out for any lengthy period of time could get up to 23 degrees. how are we doing compared to the rest of europe? it has cooled off in paris, temperatures down to 26, it's been well in the 30s as well, the real heat is just across the mediterranean, where it should be at this time of year. back to the uk, saturday night into sunday, low pressure still close to the uk.
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a lot of isobars here so a windy day in scotland, again up to gale force and very blustery through the lowlands especially in the morning, the winds will be buffeting those trees. to the south of that also breezy but actually in the afternoon after a cloud—ish morning, the afternoon is looking a lot brighter with temperatures of 23 in london and a cool 16 in glasgow. have a good weekend. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is gavin grey. our top stories: 4,000 residents from five london tower blocks are evacuated over safety concerns, following last week's devastating grenfell tower fire. i've got a young daughter, a wife, a cat and i do know what we are going to do. i've also got a job. qatar's neighbours call for the closure of aljazeera, as the gulf‘s political crisis escalates.
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