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Dissatisfied founder September 23, 2021

Posted by guestposter in Uncategorized.

More terrible news from GB News. Apparently (thanks JH!):

ANDREW Neil has vowed to “never again” work with GB News just months after he launched the right-wing news channel.

Why so?

The veteran broadcaster accused GB News chiefs of leaking “smears” to a newspaper, insisting he “couldn’t be happier” to have severed ties.

A spokeswoman said the channel had no comment on the remarks.

Neil, who announced his departure from GB News earlier this month, tweeted on Wednesday evening: “After weeks of talks with @GBNEWS, resulting in exit settlement, the channel then broke it by briefing Mail on Sunday with load of smears/lies then unilaterally cancelling exit deal.

He was chair of the channel, and as the National newspaper notes, the channel’s star.

What’s odd is that he finds himself surprised by the direction the channel was taking – which some have likened to a UK version of Fox News. But that can’t have been any sort of a surprise. What niche on the broadcasting spectrum did he think it would take given it was meant to be pushing back against the supposed norms of the rest of the UK channels.

The response from GB News is entertaining.

“During last night’s BBC Question Time, a number of demonstrably untrue remarks were made about GB News. We stand for fair debate, tolerance, free speech and factual journalism. There are always more than two sides to any story and we believe in listening to all of them.”

Well now, some might find that stand around ‘free speech and tolerance’ a little hard to credit given… 

Guto Harri quit the channel following a row over him taking the knee during a debate on the racism directed towards England football players, while other staff members have reportedly left.

Free speech and tolerance for what they find acceptable as free speech and tolerance. Which of course isn’t free speech and tolerance at all. 


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