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Sad media news! September 13, 2021

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

From today…

Andrew Neil has resigned as lead presenter and chairman of GB News after differences of opinion over the direction of the rightwing channel, raising questions over its future.

You know you’re in trouble when he’s the voice of …er…not quite moderation.

In the end Neil was outmanoeuvred by the former Ukip leader Nigel Farage, who is now the channel’s best-known figure, along with a number of more stridently rightwing hires keen to address culture war issues.

And how about this?

While GB News has struggled in the ratings, with some programmes registering as having zero viewers, it has enjoyed some success on social media, with one recent monologue attacking the US president, Joe Biden, attracting 10m views on TikTok.

But how does ‘social media success’ bring in money? Tragic news.


1. benmadigan - September 13, 2021

“Tragic news”?

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WorldbyStorm - September 13, 2021

I’m being sarky. No, it’s great news. Couldn’t happen to a more unpleasant crew.

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2. Wes Ferry - September 13, 2021

WBS is right: “social media success” won’t bring in the cash or advertisers to the TV channel if its ratings are so dismal.

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WorldbyStorm - September 13, 2021

And the really great thing is it’s shown itself to be such an exercise in bad faith. Freedom of speech lauded above all else except when they don’t agree with what’s being said!

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Wes Ferry - September 13, 2021

Indeed. Now that Andrew Neil is spending more of his patriotic British fervour hiding out at his luxury pads in the south of France and New York, I’m counting the days till the rest of the fiasco finally cancels itself.

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