In the wake of some recent articles which have been published by news agencies with an anti-Police agenda, a new ruling has been made by the Common Sense Working Group, that will mean civilian reporters will not be able to publish stories regarding operational Police matters, unless they have actually served in the Police.
And whilst this news may not be warmly received by reporters who have, in the past, spewed out anti-Police rhetoric, it will mean that people leaving the Police and looking for alternative employment will be given the opportunity to put their experience to good use in newsrooms across the country.
Barry Figgs, Chairman of the Common Sense Working Group said: “we hope that this ruling will help to halt the ridiculous ‘stories’ which have been published about our brave Police in recent months.” He continued: “previously, reporters have published stories which seek to undermine the great work of the men and women manning the thin blue line. And despite positive Police stories being recently published by Emergency Services Humour, we have noted that none of the news agencies responsible for the negative stories, have had the slightest bit of interest in the positive Police stories”.
People are being encouraged to be on their guard against ridiculous stories being published by certain parts of the civilian press, which are indeed intended to brainwash them into thinking that all Police Officers are moronic imbeciles. And whilst the motivation behind such stories remains unclear, it would seem that the frequency of these stories is unfortunately on the increase.
Mr Figgs said: “if any anti-Police stories do get published which rely on “witness” accounts which are then fabricated in order to make the ‘story’ sound even more sensationalist, then people are encouraged to use their own common sense when deciding as to whether or not the story is complete rubbish”.
If you happen to come across any stories which match the aforementioned description, then you are encouraged to contact the team at Emergency Services Humour, and we will do our utmost to actually shine some light on the matters which are being brought up in the articles concerned.
Help us to keep the Common Sense Working Group funded by subscribing to our £1 / $1 per month satirical emergency services digital magazine. CLICK HERE to subscribe
Before you go...
We need your help. As former emergency services & armed forces personnel, we pride ourselves on bringing you important, fast-moving and breaking news stories which are free from the negative bias which is often directed at the emergency services by some sections of the mainstream media.
One of the reasons we started 'Emergency Services News' was because we became tired of reading badly informed stories about the emergency services which seemed only ever to highlight negative aspects of the job.
We want to be the unheard voice of the remarkable men and women who serve in the emergency services, NHS and armed forces. And with around 500k page views each month, we are getting there!
As income from ads, the mainstay source of income for most publishers, continues to decline; we need the help of our readers.
And remember, if you have a service, product or job vacancy that you would like to promote to our large readership, then you can buy advertising space in our articles.
You can support emergency services news from as little as £1. It only takes a minute. Every contribution, however big or small, is vital for our future.
Please help us to continue to highlight the life-saving work of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces by becoming a supporter.