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Have you ever seen this BBC report of the Battle of Orgreave? I believe it is the one discussed here; apparently it reverses the order of events at the beginning of the sequence: in reality, the cops charged, then the strikers threw. (The voiceover, if you listen carefully, seems to strain to negotiate this temporal gaming. The strikers throw, the police charge, then the police are hit, then strikers are injured…)

(Note: this post is meant to relate pseudo-dialectically to the post before. Assume this is also the case for all future posts… Or perhaps this is just more guilt, more ass-covering, sublimated as avantgarde blogstyle).

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September 11, 2007 at 10:30 am

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  1. I remember seeing this on telly, from when I was a kid, eight or nine I think, not far from the place. Then I remember hearing all the fuss about the “narrative purposes”, which were the beeb’s excuse at the time. It was quite an epiphany for me: that telly is made up, even the “real” bits, and that the people who run the telly are going to be on the side of the police.

    K

    September 13, 2007 at 6:22 am

  2. yes it was very famous as the itv reports and the bbc reports of the same event directly conflicted.

    marcus

    September 16, 2007 at 1:38 pm


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