January 26, 2021

Grenfell survivors blame mainstream media for ignoring them

Some of the anger about Grenfell Tower is directed towards mainstream media, seen by many as the government’s mouthpiece

“If I had my way,” said one passionately furious west Londoner recently, “I wouldn’t be out here talking, you would be the first person I would be seizing … you, the media.”

Ishmahil Blagrove, the coordinator at Justice 4 Grenfell, was responding to my former Sky News colleague Jason Farrell, who was trying to get him to do an on-camera interview. Blagrove wouldn’t do the interview, but his anti-mainstream media tirade was filmed by others nearby instead, and posted on social media, where it promptly went viral.

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