“How do feel, hearing the news that an arrest has been made in the investigation of Michael Blakey’s murder?” asked the journalist.
How do I feel?
Over the last week or so I have read alot of stuff on news websites speculating on the circumstances of Mike’s death. Stories have been embellished and distorted — I hesitate to say “made up” — and journalists have frequently stated as facts things which could at best be described as rumour. Many of the jounalists covering this story have done a good job, its true, but it would be fair to say that my image of the journalists’ profession has not been improved by the experience of the last seven days. So I’m very reluctant to react to this new report.
I know that the police have spoken to Pawan Bharadwaj before, but the fact of his arrest does not imply his guilt. Spare a thought for Rachel Owen, Pawan Bharadwaj’s wife, in all this. She is grieving the loss of a close friend and colleague in Mike. Now she has to deal with the arrest of her husband too.
I can’t begin to imagine how you deal with that.