GB News is the best of the bunch of the news channels but that is not saying very much.
I watch no other, not even DVDs, but the language that I direct at the television is not repeatable here and to say that at many times, it raises my blood pressure, is an understatement. I have had many mini heart attacks, with excruciating pain across my chest but thankfully, I am still here but for how long, I have no clue.
Some presenters have serious gravitas, whereas most are just accessories. As to their professionalism, it can be very poor; especially the production side. I was so pleased when it started but very quickly became disappointed; I can understand what Andrew Neil left but now he is slated by most of GB News’ presenters.
I have been in exactly the same position as Andrew Neil. He left because the continuous cock ups and lack of rehearsals showed. I left because I was refused extra staff, even though it was a very profitable company. Like most people, they take on the load but the load became too much and my brain just shut down and said no more.
Even now, there are so many mistakes being made. One presenter does not always know who the next presenter is, weather segments are cut off midway through and more and more remote interviews fail, even though they have millions of pounds of new tech.
The breakfast programmes are different; they are to slide you into the day but the only presenters who have gravitas and professionalism are Eamon Holmes, the lovely Anne Diamond and Stephen Dixon. The rest are mere “accessories” although I am sure they are pleasant people.
However, I want to talk about Eamon Holmes, the “darling of GB News”. I do not know if he is diabetic or not but he is constantly munching throughout the programme, talking with his mouth full; that is just unprofessional. It suggests to me that because he thinks he is so famous, he can do whatever he wants to do; no Eamon, you cannot.
As to diabetes, Stephen Dixon has openly said that he is diabetic but do you see any munching from him? No, of course not because Stephen is a real professional.
I will not waste my time talking about the midday programmes but all of the presenters need “guests” to support the programmes, with only a smatter of real experts. If you look at the accounts of some of the so called experts, their accounts are dismal, which says more than I can say. Most of their income is earned through the media and doing interviews.
When it comes to the “lead man”, Colin Brazier, his two hour programme is a mere rehash of the news of the day. He is supposed to be the senior journalist and is called “the boss”. He is the one who makes the day to day programme decisions.
His programme is so weak that he needs a “guest sidekick”. It is notable that at least 90% of these “guests” are women; some of these are very clever, needing no notes, but the rest are just accessories, with the only common factor being that they are female and attractive, with little to add to the show. Exceptions to this are few, with one of them being so intelligent and moral that should would be an excellent prime minister, in time.
I also question Brazier’s moral compass. Not only do I believe that he is one of those corrupt masons but I also question his general morality.
Given that I was sexually abused by my father and that he continually bleats about his daughters (and never mentions his son), I asked him a straightforward question. I asked him if one or more of his daughters was sexually abused, as well as his son, who would he actually feel more sorry for. He refused to answer but I know the answer, even before asking the question; it would be his daughters.
I asked this question after opening my heart to him with regard to my sexual abuse and the fact that no one cared a damn. I literally begged him to raise the subject of male sexual abuse on his show. But he refused. That speaks many volumes about the man and his attitude towards male sexual abuse
As far as I am concerned, Brazier could not organise a piss up in a brewery.
Even though they may not have been to my taste, I wrote to Brazier saying that he should “tie down” the young guns. Due to Brazier’s arrogance, he refused to comment and he has lost Amelia Harper. I emailed him to call him a fool, which he is. He has probably lost yet another of the young correspondents, who is bloody excellent and will go far. Just as long as he gets a big fat salary; you could describe him as a whore.
No hard hitting interviews with politicians, like Andrew Neil did on his first programme with Sunak; he tire him apart. Quite frankly it is pathetic.
As to other shows, the best debate show on the channel is “Alastair Stewart and friends”. This programme is head and shoulders above the rest, with Dewbs and Co, coming a poor second. Some of the guests really know what they are talking about, after being in both business and politics but the rest are mere accessories, who merely bleat out the political views and severely diminish the programme.
For what it is worth, this is my league table of GB shows and presenters
Both programmes are good, with three experienced presenters but with one who is a mere accessory for beauty’s sake (not to say that Anne Diamond is not an attractive woman, far from it)
Midday week day programmes
I have spoken abut Brazier and what I think of him. Phillips started off well but has turned into an ultra feminist. Presenters with no balance do not interest me; there are always two sides to an argument
Absolutely nothing to “light my fire” at all
I consider these to be trash and I liken them to the worst newspaper that there is, complete with pretty women with nothing to say, just as in the papers
Headliners is sort of funny but the so called comedians are reading off a crib sheet every night. The people who are the funniest are actually the presenters
I have already talked about the excellent breakfast programme. In my view, it actually surpasses the quality of the week day programme. BOTH presenters are excellent; no one dragging the other
I have talked about Alastair’s programme and it really shows his experience and balance. I know why he was brought on board.
As to Darren Grimes, it is so amateurish, you start to have suicidal thoughts coming on
Neil Oliver – I always thoroughly enjoy his programme and his monologues are so profound that it takes your breath away. Not a born journalist but someone with history and serious gravitas, a unique wordsmith. The only complaint is that his programme lasts only two hours for just one day. It would be an honour to meet him; no one else, just him
They just follow on from the rubbish of the week nights. The only programme that I enjoy is Andrew Doyle’s Free Speech Nation but, after that, you might as well go to bed or end your life.
So, some good but a great deal very bad. Everyone makes mistakes but the frequency of mistakes made by the production team, beggars belief.
So, as soon as I have the chance, I will dump GB News, stop commenting on the channel and get on with my life.