GB News

Started by: Tommy Two Stroke (7813)

This is a new news channel, which will soon be launched in this country, the man behind the new news channel is Andrew Neil, who I have mixed views about.

I hope it's not crap.

Started: 14th Mar 2021 at 13:39

Posted by: Brasstoff (242)

If it's "anti woke" it'll do for me.

Replied: 14th Mar 2021 at 14:45

Posted by: gaffer (6840) 


Looking at the calibre of the presenters already signed up by Andrew Neil it will knock both Sky and the BBC.

Replied: 14th Mar 2021 at 15:10

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7813)

Well I hope it shakes Sky and the BBC up.

I went off Andrew Neil when he was doing the nightly interviews during the General Election campaign, which was when Boris refused to go on his show.

During that time there was a lot of uncertainty going on, because the remainers were calling for another referendum, and supposedly impartial politicians, who said they were respecting the wishes of the people, and were implementing Brexit, were actually indulging in some very duplicitous behaviour.

For those reasons it was important to hear what the politicians had to say, but Andrew Neil who I normally like, would start offevery interview off with a nasty tirade against whoever he was interviewing, and it just seemed to take the interview off in a direction of blame, and defence, instead of getting information out of the politician, about what they were going to do about Brexit, I felt that he should have done more talking and less shouting.

I went off Andrew Marr prior to that, when in one interview with Boris, when the whole Brexit thing was up in the air, when Boris had just been elected Conservative Leader, and we were still wondering if another referendum would be called, Boris had a row with his partner, and their neighbour, who just happened to be a practising Socialist, called the police, and then called the newspapers (scumbag) and in the fall-out to that, in an half an hour long interview, Andrew Marr spent half of that interview trying to get Boris to talk about his row with Carrie, when the country need to know what his policies were, not whether he was going to buy Carrie a new settee.

Replied: 14th Mar 2021 at 16:17

Posted by: ena malcup (154)

I liked Andrew, but always thought he represented a Centre-Right view. I'm comfortable with that.

He seems, however, to have recruited a crew more Alt-Right/Extreme Right, or in some cases downright Fascist.

Be interesting to see what the result of this is going to be!

Its potential as a source of news will be severely undermined if it apes Fox, and becomes a channel serving as a vehicle for propaganda, posing as a news source.

Replied: 14th Mar 2021 at 19:03

Posted by: gaffer (6840) 

Colin Brazier, 23 years as a Sky presenter.
His wife Rebecca Hutson, head of video at Reach newspaper group.
Michelle Dewbury.
Liam Halligan, highly regarded economics correspondent.
Inaya Folarin Imaninaya, freelance journalist.
Tom Harwood, writes for the Telegraph and
Guido Fawkes.
Darren McCaffrey,had 10 years at Sky currently political editor of Euronews. He will be the political editor at GB news.
Alex Philips, she hosts a show on Talk Radio, ex BBC and ITV.
Dan Wootton, executive editor of the Sun and a Talk radio drivetime presenter.

I can’t see any fascists or extreme right individuals in the list above. It looks a well balanced and talented crew.

Replied: 14th Mar 2021 at 19:55

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7813)

It looks like a good line up, and on the BBC News, Media Show, there was a lengthy interview with Andrew Neil about GB News, which was good

Replied: 14th Mar 2021 at 20:54
Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 14th Mar 2021 at 21:01:39

Posted by: peter israel (1084) 

ena malcup your so 100 % right a UK' fox news/ newsmax TV kind of news.. murdock has been trying to do this for years he could not get 100% of sky so he is doing it this way .... you may ALL think Britain is divided now!!!just wait till this starts to broadcast... gutter news !! if you want to know more and you have facebook take a look at this [Double down news, GB News is coming... James Schneider]

Replied: 15th Mar 2021 at 06:30

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7813)

"GB News starts 13th June"

Replied: 28th May 2021 at 15:07
Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 28th May 2021 at 15:08:12

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3997) 

Anything would be a welcome change from the stiff upper lip and toffee nosed BBC will take a gander .GB

Replied: 29th May 2021 at 16:06

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7813)

Golden Bear

It is on channel 236

Replied: 29th May 2021 at 17:24

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7813)

It starts tonight at 8.00pm on Freeview 236

Replied: 13th Jun 2021 at 17:01

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7813)

According to Dan Wooten on GB News, Tonker is reet about Covid-19

And am not joking

Replied: 13th Jun 2021 at 21:22

Posted by: Axcroft (203)

Just watched GB News Dan Wooten's show.
What a difference to Sky and BBC.
Chalk and Cheese.
I believe that protesters are already trying to get it censored / defunded.

Replied: 13th Jun 2021 at 22:33

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

Just had a peek for the last half hour 9am - 9.30...1st thing I saw was John Barnes bleating about blm and taking the knee.
It appears to be out of sync... Slight delay in lip movements and sound which is annoying... A bit plastic production... Sound quality not good... Lighting not much better. May be teething troubles... Will give it a chance to improve..... But so far Not impressed.

Replied: 14th Jun 2021 at 09:38

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7813)

You are right about the production problems, sound out of sync, and the picture is crap an all, but if they get that fixed I personally think that the sets they have are OK, but it is the content I am interested in, and I have not watched it today, but last night Dan Wooten and his guests gave a very different take on things, which I found to be refreshing, but on the Covid thing I disagree with him, with infections rising at the rate they are, I think that to remove all existing restrictions would be 'asking' for trouble, and so what if folk have to postpone their weddings etc, it is better to do that, than die.

Replied: 14th Jun 2021 at 09:55

Posted by: Billinge Biker (858) 

I agree TTS.. teething troubles I hope.... Will give it a fair crack of the whip.... Obviously the more funding they get the better the quality all round. Just give us honest and fair.. Unbiased journalism.

Replied: 14th Jun 2021 at 11:16

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7813)

Replied: 14th Jun 2021 at 11:42

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7813)

The technical glitches on this channel are so bad, that watching it is akin to watching an episode of Alan Partridge

Replied: 15th Jun 2021 at 17:13

Posted by: Anne (4002) 

The comment from GB made me smile. I'm trying to imagine someone with a toffee nose and stiff upper lip trying to read the news. Difficult I should think.

Replied: 15th Jun 2021 at 18:48

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7813)

There is an new show on there now, that Doobs woman who's awreet, and she has been presenting her show from 6.00pm to 8.00pm every weekday, but she has now been cut to just the one hour between 6.00pm and 7.00pm and from 7.00pm to 8.00pm every weekday night it is Nigel Farage who is dooing a show now

He is on every Sunday morning too. to 12.00 noon

Replied: 19th Jul 2021 at 19:43

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7813)

This new TV news channel has really grown on me now, after being a bit disappointed with it at first, Nigel Farage has his own show on at 7.00pm every night, and he seems to have made the TV station, along with other good journalists


Replied: 10th Aug 2021 at 21:53


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