Rumours are surfacing this morning that during Saturday’s protests against government cuts, Sky news reporters allegedly offered protesters £25 to watch Sky News.
The news is likely to come as a shock to those who believed that the Sky News audience was real and in no way contains manipulated elements or figures.
One protester told us, “I overheard it myself, this one kid in a hooded top had a brick in his hand, but this Sky journalist said he’d give him £25 if he put it down and went home to watch Sky News’ coverage of the unfolding events.”
“He told him to ‘do one’, but I was stunned by the sheer audacity of the offer. How desperate must they be?”
“How can we put our trust in the media when instead of reporting the events as they unfold, they’re deliberately trying to falsely create an audience for those unfolding events?”
Sky News allegedly offered protesters money
There has been widespread skepticism of the allegations, with many claiming the story is completely without merit.
Industry analyst James Davies told us, “I don’t believe it for a second. Firstly, there’s no guarantee that the person offered the money even had access to Sky News, surely they would have checked that first?”
“And secondly, consider the source. Who are you going to believe? Some rebellious scrote wearing a hoodie or a News Corporation brand, the mouthpiece of Rupert Murdoch and employers of Kay Burley and Adam Boulton?”
“Actually yeah, I suppose this might be true.”