Top comedian Jason Manford took to Facebook yesterday in order to share with his 1.2M followers his frustration at the fact that three police officers who were on the same train as him ‘weren’t allowed’ to sit down during the train journey, through fear of ending up in the papers.
As many of us know, some sections of the mainstream media who love ‘police bashing’ make a point of always sharing stories about police officers who DARED to have a break during a busy shift that could potentially include tackling armed offenders, delivering death messages to loved ones or dealing with fatal road traffic collisions.
However, some journalists, from the safety and comfort of their cosy offices, just love to berate the Cops for doing a job that they themselves probably would not have the courage or bravery to do.
The post, shared on Jason Manfords Facebook page said:
“Saw three coppers today spend the whole 2 hour plus journey from London to Manchester stood up in the vestibule.
“They were offered a seat and countless brews & snacks from Virgin staff but turned them all down.
“As I was getting off I asked them if it was some sort of endurance test to stand up for that long and they replied ‘no but if we sit down and have a brew and someone takes a photo for the papers, it’ll make us all look lazy’.
“What a country we live in, that these people who protect ours and our families lives every day, often putting their lives on the line, can’t even take the weight off their feet for fear of some grass shopping them in and it being taken out of context by the media.
“(FYI They has been taking a load of runaway kids who’d been found in Manchester, back down to London).”
The post has been shared almost 3.5 thousand times since it was published just over ten hours ago.
We couldn’t have put Jason’s sentiment better ourselves.
But our message to our colleagues in the police is don’t let the mainstream media (some sections of it) ‘win’ their war of anti-police propaganda by giving in to them.
If you want a break, take one! If you want a seat, have one! If you need some food, eat! If you need a coffee, have one!
The Chairman of the Police Federation, John Apter, will always have your backs as he is incredibly vocal in sticking up for rank-and-file police officer. We will ALWAYS have your backs as well. As will Jason Manford!
The ‘individuals’ at some ‘news’ outlets will LOVE the fact that their anti-police propaganda and rhetoric is having the desired effect!
The thing is, the emergency services have enough supporters now to undo the ‘harm’ caused by some sections of the mainstream media who know absolutely nothing about the emergency services.
Last week, our page (Emergency Services Humour) reached just over 8 million people – and OUR voice, is YOUR voice.
Massive thanks to @JasonManford for sticking up for our Police colleagues! We appreciate your support @PFEW_HQ | @PFEW_Chair | @PFEW_Che | @NickHurdUK https://t.co/yW1rPv1j2T
— Emergency_Services_Humour (@ES_Humour) November 14, 2018
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unfortunately, we have become a bad mannered, inpatient, careless and foul mouthed society I dread to think what another 10 years will bring 🙁