Today’s Telegraph contains a couple of articles on the beleaguered GB News. The former SKY Presenter Colin Brazier will replace Andrew Neil, who presented the channel’s flagship show before fleeing to France. Writing in The Telegraph today Ben Woods predicts the channel will take a big swing to the right to win more viewers.
In other articles, Stephen Armstrong and Robin Aitken discuss whether the UK is ready for a Fox News style channel. Elsewhere in the print media, GB News failure to take off has been blamed on poor presenters, amateur production values and a muddled identity.
I’ll tell you what’s wrong with GB News. It serves up the same old crap as SKY, The BBC and Channel 4. They promised that it would be different. They said that they would report the news that really matters to the British public and that there would be no censorship.
What bollox. Like it’s forerunners, GB News exists only to serve as the mouthpiece of the unfolding totalitarian agenda. The Covid scamdemic is a perfect illustration of this. Like its competitors, GB News eschewed its responsibility to its viewers to challenge the government and its scientific advisers on the tyranny of lockdowns, vaccine coercion and covid certification.
Just like its competitors, GB News declared the jabs to be safe and sidelined anyone who dared to question their necessity, efficacy or safety. It might have been very different for the channel if instead of bragging about taking on wokeism and political correctness, it had focused on doing actual journalism. But there was never any chance of that.
Media plurality is important. You won’t find me crowing about the demise of a newspaper or a TV channel, no matter how bad they are. But I have zero sympathy for them. If I’d been appointed GB News programme controller (fat chance of course), the channel would have millions of viewers now.