:sunglasses: 18.2 % :pray: 18.2 % :laughing: 63.6 %
By The All New KevS
#10728
‘I do feel angry though about what they’ve done to a beautiful dream. This was a vision that might have worked. But if you watch the constant themes that come through again and again from the shock jockeys on GB News, the perception is “we hate migrants, we hate the NHS, we hate lockdown and we hate Meghan Markle”.’ He looks genuinely saddened.
Mailites: "Sounds good to us!"
By Bones McCoy
#10732
The All New KevS wrote: Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:14 am
‘I do feel angry though about what they’ve done to a beautiful dream. This was a vision that might have worked. But if you watch the constant themes that come through again and again from the shock jockeys on GB News, the perception is “we hate migrants, we hate the NHS, we hate lockdown and we hate Meghan Markle”.’ He looks genuinely saddened.
Mailites: "Sounds good to us!"
I don't recall Brillo having such cold feet during the pre-launch promotion.

I can't buy the fact that what's on the telly now wasn't part of his dream.
Surrounded himself with contrarians and reactionary arseholes - what did he expect - he's not a stupid man.
His late developed opinions are only significant because they occurred after viewing figures and critics had their say.
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By Cyclist
#10736
Before the channel even went on air people on this forum were predicting what it would be like.

Funnily enough, those predictions turned out to be accurate. If a bunch of ordinary nobodies could see what was coming surely a political and television genius like Brillo could have done the same.

It's turned out exactly as it was intended to, the only reason Brillo is upset is because they didn't show him enough deference, blow enough smoke up his arse, and crown him king of TV land.

Well boo bloody hoo.
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By Spoonman
#10789
More from Neil bearing all about GBeebies - it's no wonder they slabber on about "cancel culture" when they want to do something God-tier dodgy like filming schoolchildren in secret without legal consequences to begin with.

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By Tubby Isaacs
#10810
Neil is a skilful media performer, but my impression is he's disappearing down a hole between "hiding cameras in schools is exactly what GB News should be doing" and "isn't this exactly the war on woke you promised?" I actually believe him that he did honestly envisage something where he'd both editorialize about wokes and give rightwing politicians a hard time when he had them on in well-briefed interviews.

"I was so insulted, I flew to France immediately and if I need to, I'll go and live in my place in New York for a while" isn't really a populist winner, is it?
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By Tubby Isaacs
#10812
I didn't think that Neil's salary (£700k) sounded all that much for his dual responsibility as chairman and on air face of the channel. Then I looked up BBC salaries in current affairs, and saw that Neil himself got about £170k. So it is a lot.

He doesn't seem to have been a very powerful executive chairman. Maybe, it was like Gareth in the Office being appointed assistant to the regional manager- a title to get him to do something he didn't want to do. Maybe the CEO quoted this very scene at him, who knows?
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By Watchman
#10816
The only thing I can take from the Neil thing, and no I have no sympathy for the twat, is that secretly he was hoping for an “on-air” Spectator, and ended up with UKIP for Boys
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