5 October 2012 The crashing insensitivity of Kay Burley [UPDATE] Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Update Via @johnestevens, a new video shows the full context of Kay Burley's breaking news. Burley finishes speaking to an expert: I want to chat to Donna, who we were chatting to a little while ago, hiya. Hiya. You've heard the news? Yeah, he's just said. [gestures off camera, tearing up] I'm sorry. [A second person approaches] What's happened? What's happened, we haven't heard. OK, I didn't know that you hadn't heard. No we haven't heard. OK, OK, well. Let me just tell you what we've heard from the police, is that it's now become a murder investigation. . . Still, this raises questions about the ethics of rolling live news coverage of such a story. It's not even the first grossly inappropriate comment to have been aired in this story: Oh dear,Kay Burley asks dog handler live on Sky News what his dog does in search for 5 year old April Jones, his reply 'cadaver search dog" — Neal Mann (@fieldproducer) October 4, 2012 › Michael Gove is guilty of hypocrisy over the Labour heckler Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!