Too outraged was I at this video on yet another blatant abuse of civil liberties by London’s Metropolitan Police was I to initially notice another important point: The Guardian website finally offers full-screen video, via use of the Brightcove platform, which they have ostensibly been using for some time, but failed to ‘big up’ to full screen capability.
This is important, as in this day and age, you need top content in presentational terms as well as in terms of editorial and journalistic quality. For too long, top-rate news providers (from ‘newspapers’ to ‘broadcasters’) have been getting away with low quality video solutions. Or more accurately, not getting away with it. Until very recently the Guardian was a brilliant example of a news organisation with world leading journalists and a shocking video player to display them in. Now with high quality video and the ability to full-screen it, we can sit back, and try to relax as we spit in disgust at the end of freedom and the British public’s apathy.