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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Burley only guilty of being a woman

A petition calling for Sky News' Kay Burley to be sacked over her interview of the chief executive of Alton Towers has now topped 55,000 - despite the fact the presenter has been cleared.

It makes me wonder if the reaction would have been quite so disdainful had a male presenter conducted a similar interview.

It feels like Burley just seems to trigger this type of vitriol, simply because she's a female presenter. I'm not a huge fan of Burley but 55,000 people signing a petition to get her sacked says to me that people seem more wont to be offended if it's a woman who's doing the offending.

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