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Old 17-06-2021, 09:19   #166
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Re: GB News

Huge difference between making a joke about a right-wing TV channel and thinking someone should be "cancelled" because of differing views.

That’s the problem with some right-wingers (and left, tbf) - they take any criticism, disagreements, or humour aimed at them as "cancel culture"; it’s ironic that those who often scream "snowflake" loudest, are often the largest ice crystals themselves..
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Old 17-06-2021, 10:32   #167
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Huge difference between making a joke about a right-wing TV channel and thinking someone should be "cancelled" because of differing views.

That’s the problem with some right-wingers (and left, tbf) - they take any criticism, disagreements, or humour aimed at them as "cancel culture"; it’s ironic that those who often scream "snowflake" loudest, are often the largest ice crystals themselves..
Absolute bollocks.

Your response to Pierre was that you haven’t posted anything to rubbish the channel, and here you are several posts later, inferring that GBNews, is a right wing channel.

The channel is not right wing at all, bound by ofcom rules on impartiality, the difference between other news networks, GBNews is not afraid to speak more broadly about subjects.
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Old 17-06-2021, 11:06   #168
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Re: GB News

To be honest, although I've hardly watched it, it's good to see a news program daring to step outside the 'safe ground' boundary and offer a different view.

It will attract criticism from some areas, much the same as other news outlets get criticised for sticking rigidly inside the safe boundaries.

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Old 17-06-2021, 12:02   #169
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Re: GB News

It was attracting criticism long before the 1st broadcast.
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Stop Funding Hate was founded in 2016 by Richard Wilson, a Corbynist Remain campaigner, and Rosey Ellum, formerly a professional cat-sitter and charity worker who divides her political allegiances between Labour and the Green Party.
Unsurprisingly, given their pedigree, the organisation initially devoted its energies entirely to censoring popular newspapers which happened to support the Conservative Party.
Fast forward five years, and their current social media campaign is being run via the hashtag #Don'tFundGBNews.
The lobby group first tweeted on this front on February 6.
That was almost four months before the station had broadcast a single programme, and at a time when it had yet to even unveil its full roster of presenters.
Strange that only the woke are allowed to make "jokes" and have complaints about imaginary behaviour against them, taken as fact.
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Old 17-06-2021, 12:08   #170
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Absolute bollocks.

Your response to Pierre was that you haven’t posted anything to rubbish the channel, and here you are several posts later, inferring that GBNews, is a right wing channel.

The channel is not right wing at all, bound by ofcom rules on impartiality, the difference between other news networks, GBNews is not afraid to speak more broadly about subjects.
Surely Channel 4 News can't be described as "left wing" by the same rationale?
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Old 17-06-2021, 13:19   #171
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Re: GB News

Have you noticed that the Breakfast Show female to the right of the main host is barely distinguishable because of the unsympathetic background. The BBC sometimes don't take care of this business properly too.

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Old 17-06-2021, 14:37   #172
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Re: GB News

Watching an advert for Richmond's Irish sausages in between the usual programming. Trolling or a coincidence?
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Old 18-06-2021, 11:58   #173
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Re: GB News

Andrew Neil's response to advertisers boycott.

https://twitter.com/GBNEWS/status/1405663636417396740
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Old 18-06-2021, 12:06   #174
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Must be too hot in the south of France for a suit jacket. If your shirt looked that bad and we’re going on telly you’d defo cover up.
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Old 18-06-2021, 12:13   #175
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Looks like the advertisers will return to GB News. Paywall link + Quote:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business...ycott-buy-ads/

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Moneysupermarket has become the first company to end a boycott of GB News as the price comparison website reversed a decision to "pause" advertising on the new Right-leaning channel.

A spokesman tweeted: "Just to confirm that Moneysupermarket is not boycotting its advertising on GB News, sorry for any confusion caused."

The company had tweeted on Wednesday: “We understand that there are strongly held views on both sides when it comes to this topic.

"Because GB News is such a new channel, we need time to fully understand it. With that in mind, we’ve decided to pause our ad slots pending a review.”

Ikea has also rowed back on a decision to ban its ads from appearing on the station.

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Looks like the advertisers will return to GB News. Paywall link + Quote:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business...ycott-buy-ads/




Of course - woke people are thankfully in the minority, trying to cancel everything they do not agree with. Trying to bully companies to cut off the money supply will not work, because normal, decent people will cancel out the noise from these mentally deranged folk, should companies go woke, they go broke.
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Another GB News cracker, this time with a stepladder making a brief appearance!
https://twitter.com/tonymc39/status/1405634952893509638
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Old 27-06-2021, 17:03   #178
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https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/14...ndrew-Neil-evg

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GB News viewing figures: Week two update as ratings PLUMMET amid 'establishment' rivalry

GB NEWS debuted just two weeks ago promising to punch a hole in the British media landscape, offering a lineup that splits from the status quo. But at the end of this week, their dream appears to be steadily trickling away…

…Victoria Derbyshire posted the latest viewing figures - which cover up to June 24.

They show GB News programmes currently can't break past the 50,000 viewer mark, while the BBC and ITV attract millions.

Audience figures for Thursday programmes by Media Monitoring Services show the following totals:

BBC News at Ten: 3.6 million
BBC News 1pm: 2.4 million
ITV News at Ten: 1.5 million
BBC Breakfast: 1.4 million
BBC Question Time: 1.3 million
Good Morning Britain: 717,000
BBC News 9am: 294,000
BBC Newsnight: 286,000
Kay Burley, Sky: 54,000
Sky News Ian King: 42,000
Great British Breakfast on GB News: 32,000
Andrew Neil: 31,000
GB News DePerio & Halligan 16,000
GB News Brazier & Muroki: 11,000
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More viewers for Welsh language Paw Patrol on S4C. And probably more adult discourse.
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Those are poor numbers for GB News.

Andrew Neil has stepped away for a few weeks from his show as well. Odd time to do it so hopefully it isn't health-related and really is just a holiday.
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