Martin Bell puts boot in

Former BBC foreign correspondent and man in white suit MP Martin Bell puts the boot into the media obsession with the Madeleine McCann story describing it as “necro-news” But that’s not all,

He went on to say the Six O’Clock News was being presented by the “auto-cutie on duty”. He then turned his fire on the BBC’s head of newsroom, Peter Horrocks, asking why the BBC news helicopter had been dispatched to follow Kate and Gerry McCann home from East Midlands airport on their return from Portugal. Horrocks gave a sober justification, saying it was an important development in the big story of the day, but Bell drew laughter when he replied: “It was a car driving along a road!” One insider described Bell’s performance as “superbly curmudgeonly”. link

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