Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_6.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_6.shtml en-gb 30 Wed 30 Jul 2014 08:14:01 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_6.shtml Redheylin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_6.shtml?page=90#comment10 One listener here does not object to the graphic, factual presentation of factual events, and finds it hard to understand why we should be masked from real events, in which our communities are directly involved and in which, in a democracy, we should have informed opinions, while being offered as nightly entertainment fictional representations of extreme yet sanitised violence. Thu 19 Aug 2010 16:35:19 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_6.shtml?page=81#comment9 Just viewed and listened to that again - Im close to tears, however the producers should make a note and bookmark it for the PM Sony next year?Seems so trite to say that in so many ways, a mere journalist in the midst of total devastation, however - Hugh deserves some kind of accolade for putting himself at risk and revealing to us what reality is like out there!Thank you so much Hugh.. Sometimes words mean more than the pictures. Your report achieved that, and I'm more of a television 'news' guy these days... but also appreciated your BBC Television news coverage.To listen to it late at night with no distractions really hits the pit of one's stomach. There for the grace of God etc... Thu 19 Aug 2010 00:42:25 GMT+1 Sindy http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_6.shtml?page=72#comment8 3. The Intermittent HorseOnly a pile of shoes, Horse - but you're not the only one nearly moved to tears. Wed 18 Aug 2010 16:30:54 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_6.shtml?page=63#comment7 Thank you, Hugh. Wed 18 Aug 2010 16:16:34 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_6.shtml?page=54#comment6 Carl, Yes I also noticed the stereo atmos.. missed the radio report live last night and nice to see it here. Very moving... Wed 18 Aug 2010 14:10:09 GMT+1 Carl Goss http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_6.shtml?page=45#comment5 Not in anyway due to the subjects he covers, Hugh Sykes is without doubt the most superb journalist and reporter. His gentleness and friendly manner in the most extreme of situations makes for some of the best radio I have heard. This report like so many of Hugh's reports from Iraq is filled with atmosphere and thought provoking moments. Hugh takes you to a scene and gently and sensitively walks you through what has happened, never afraid to let the background noise speak for itself. A great broadcaster. And as for his stereo microphone reports.. well double bubble! Wed 18 Aug 2010 12:56:46 GMT+1 Anne P http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_6.shtml?page=36#comment4 One of the most moving reports Hugh has ever done - thank you, Hugh, for helping us to know those who would otherwise be totally anonymous. Wed 18 Aug 2010 10:17:31 GMT+1 Phil Burt http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_6.shtml?page=27#comment3 Hugh sounded near to tears - not surprising. Do stay safe.Salaam, etc. Wed 18 Aug 2010 09:55:41 GMT+1 The Intermittent Horse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_6.shtml?page=18#comment2 I'm not sure why, but I find that picture of the discarded shoes particularly moving. Is there anything significant about the shoes being collected in this way? Wed 18 Aug 2010 09:53:47 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_6.shtml?page=9#comment1 Ghastly. I struggle to imagine how people can live cheek by jowl with such events, yet we know they do, and we know that, somehow, they cope.Thank you, Hugh, for reporting this. I'm sure we all appreciate how very hard these events must be for you, as they are for the residents of Iraq.Stay safe, please. Wed 18 Aug 2010 09:50:34 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_6.shtml?page=0#comment0 So sad, I heard Hugh reporting this yestergay on the BBC News channel. Very moving account. Wed 18 Aug 2010 09:45:33 GMT+1