The Story of Lynn Hayter and how the BBC have used her, honestly, it not anywhere near the first time I have covered and publicly posted about a story on this topic, it is just the first time any of them have got actual attention. IN a few days I have went from total Obscurity to a tiny bit known, which for someone who intends on working within media/news media, is brilliant.
As many people know, I am Dyslexic, so the writing part being what lets me down, and it is this which has created the situation where I have managed to get the story out, via twitter, but at the same time, this way of releasing a story has led to it being picked up, and the origins being obscured.
Of course, with the BBC using their platform to call what I had found a "conspiracy theory" led to many, covering the story in that way. The fact here is, it was never a conspiracy theory, it was a bona fide genuine news story in development, like ANY other news story, thankfully, the BBC Newsnight played an absolute blinder, not just falling into a trap of lies, but literally attempting to project a wave of allegations from me, to them, that eded out ALSO to be true! (they voluntarily denied Paying Lynn Hayter, which turned out to be a lie after The Independent threw their powers at the story!
The only really negative or frustrating part of this story, is the lack of Credit. As of yet, the entities who have actually credited me for this story are Evolve Politics, Jane Martinson of the Guardian and VoxPolitical (if any more exist, please let me know!).
The story was picked up by everyone from the Daily Mail to LBC, which in all honesty,credit or not, is amazing! I do what I do (looking at political dishonesty within Broadcast Media) as it is both a passion and what I learn, using this and other stories to preparing for my 4th year projects (guess what topic they will be on!)
If you have found your way to here, Many thanks!! I Have been creating podcasts and video content for nearly 10 years, and never managed to get a break (hence going back to uni to get my Media Studies degree!). Please give my Podcast (#ABZ) a subscribe, and maybe a listen and ye, if you really can, consider becoming a Patreon to help me focus on what I do (mainly, pay travel to get places!)
In my personal life, as mentioned, I am a student, but I am also 38 years old. A few years ago, the jobs I was doing were driving me into a mental health black hole, so I stopped and decided to get properly reskilled and trained in doing what I have always loved, Media. I have managed to pick up a few jobs over the years but currently, I have the great job within the Gig Economy that has thus far gave me NO WORK (6 weeks now, not one job). This has got to the point where it has become hard to fund even just my podcast, so if you can, throw me a few $/£ and help an Independant, and learning Journalist, cover more media lies and spin.
(This was not the first, one of my last exposures of the Media being used for absolute Evil, would be my story on the Class War attack on Jacob Rees-Mogg (that was also total BS!)
PLEASE, follow me on Twitter @stevieCABZ, check out my website worldoftrash.co.uk (I am always always looking for Podcasters and content creators!) and stay tuned for more! I will be recording a podcast, describing the entire #Vicargate story, from my perspective. The Story of a citizen journalist finding their first Big story!