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GB news already dead?

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by D.P., 28 Jun 2021.

  1. Gigabit

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    What you seem to be ignoring is the hypocrisy. You literally cancelled a guy because you didn’t like his opinion, which is what GB News folk keep accusing others of doing. It’s absurd
     
  2. efish

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    Was it not the whole basis for the channel in the first place? Or at least how it tried to sell and position itself. That it would seek an end to this kind of behavior as censorship is bad for a democratic society etc. etc.

    I agree with that position, although talking the talk is one thing, it's how you act that counts and this is a spectacular car-crash of a moment, that is deeply illuminating.
     
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  3. efish

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    This was issue for Angelos Frangopoulos, the chief executive of G.B news when worked for Sky News Australia, he took it on the same turn as Fox America, night-time opinion hosts going full it's the bogey man out to get ya, etc etc.

    Significant advertising backlash, G.B news will be the same if it goes all out for that niche market that likes that tales of terror style, in regard to climate science, immigrants, mad scientists intent on taking over the world, the evils of liberals and the like.

    Limited appeal for this sort of stuff and it makes advertisers really nervous.
     
  4. pp111

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    Can't say I ever watched it. There is too much "news" anyway. When I watch the news its to see the news, not some idiots opinion of the news. Take out the opinionated rubbish and there is very little left. Way too little to justify 24 hour coverage and endless different shows. I mean there should only be one version of the news, if it's impartial, so why so many channels?
     
  5. Irish_Tom

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    Maybe they can hire Katie Hopkins now that she's going to be deported from Australia.

    Sign-up Piers Morgan and Nick Ferrari, and all of the UK trash media 'personalities' can be kept in one place where the rest of the normal population can ignore them.
     
  6. thenewoc

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    Let's keep it on topic shall we.

    The channel is not dead.and has just signed Nigel Farage for a Sunday show between 10am and Noon. Also his own show Mon - Thur from 7pm.
     
  7. Gigabit

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  8. thenewoc

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    I think Nigel will boost viewing numbers so not dead. If his YouTube reporting is anything to go by it should mean that topics such as illegal immigration is reported on rather than ignored by other news channels.
     
  9. Greebo

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    Again you are posting falsehoods. Been proved over and over that the mainstream news outlets covers illegal immigration before Farage started covering it on his YT channel.

    You only think that's the case because you live in an echo chamber.
     
  10. thenewoc

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    No it only gets reported in a minimal way on other news channels or from a different stand point like from the perspective of the immigrants. Nigel will keep a light shone on it from the perspective of the system needing to be addresses and what is being done about it. News on alternative processing such as how money was/is being wasted on housing them in hotels or what is being done about shipping them off to Africa for processing instead.
     
  11. garnett

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    You've been made very afraid of immigrants, haven't you?

    How much of the daily news cycle do you think should be given to reporting on immigration? And is it all aspects of immigration (like for example how they are net contributors to the UK while the Brexiteers who are GB News target audience are net takers) or should it be exclusively the sort of Leave.EU fake news that presumably did the job of making you so scared in the first place...

     
  12. bayo000

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    Did you really need Farage to tell you about it? I'd expect anyone with more than a single braincell to know that it was and will continue to be problem. The only way to stop people trying to come here is to turn this country into a third world country.
     
  13. thenewoc

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    He'll do wonders to keep the issue in focus just as he managed Brexit without even being an MP :cry:
     
  14. FishFluff

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    OCUK is 'left biased'. That's some funny ****.
     
  15. StriderX

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    Still thinking he cares about any of that?

    He's in it for the money because grifting disgruntled conservatives seems to be the easiest game in town, he'd be left wing if the left had piles of wealth but they don't.
     
  16. Murphy

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    So not ignored as you first claimed then, glad we got that cleared up.
     
  17. JeditOjanen

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    "That guy who codified Socialist politics? Yeah, ignore him, we're the real socialists."
     
  18. thenewoc

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    It's ignored in the sense of not recognising the cost or portraying it in a negative way and instead only reporting on it in the main from the asylum seekers perspective.
     
  19. Murphy

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    Why are you moving the goal posts, first you claimed it was "ignored by other news channels", then it was "reported in a minimal way", and now it's "ignored in the sense". Do you have some sort of pathological aversion when it comes to admitting to a mistake?
     
  20. thenewoc

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    You're veering off the topic of GB News!