At the end of March BARB figures show that All Out Politics was getting over quarter of a million viewers. On Wednesday the show got less than 60,000 viewers… this explains much…
Plus: it was down to earth with a bump for Starmer this week at Prime Minister’s Questions – as he failed to think on his feet.
Sky News’ London studio handed over full control to a team working from home on Friday in what it believes to be a live TV news first. Sarah-Jane Mee presented the half-hour special Life After Lockdown from her south London home with journalists, guests and a behind-the-scenes team all working remotely. Mee told viewers at … Continue reading “Sky News claims ‘live TV news first’ with programme staffed entirely from home”
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Day after day on our screens broadcasters have an insatiable appetite for “talking heads”, articulate people who can make interesting television by making a passionate case. Producers are on the look out for people with knowledge of the hot issue of the day who they can use to make interesting viewing. This is why old […]
Teacher Ellie Sharp appeared on Sky News over the weekend to engage in some good old Tory bashing. She repeatedly said the phrase “speaking as a teacher” and “speaking as an educator” before claiming “I don’t believe Boris Johnson has our best interests at heart.” Perhaps she would have been less misleading if she had said […]
Sky News has reported that “Downing Street has confirmed Sir Mark Sedwill, the cabinet secretary and arguably the second most important person in government, had coronavirus at the same time as the prime minister”. It now seems that Boris Johnson, Sedw…
Plus: Shapps’ presentational success and Hancock’s stuck tests. And: whatever Johnson says on Sunday, he’ll be damned either way.
Both sides must recognise that the Corporation as a whole can be performing well whilst its political coverage alienates Conservatives.
Following today’s briefing and test success, Sky News are running a piece about claims from a “leading GP” that the at-home tests being sent out by the government may be “useless” as people might not administer them properly. Who is Dr Gary Marlowe, a General Practitioner, who thinks he knows better than the SAGE specialists? […]
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Guido has been banging on about what a shocking performance we have been getting from the prima donnas of infotainment, the presenters and pundits who are going over the top to get gotcha moments for ratings. Well the ratings are in and the public thinks they suck worse than politicians. A lot worse… According to […]
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More than half of Press Gazette readers believe the BBC has been the best TV broadcaster for coverage of the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis so far. Over the past week, 1,251 responses have been lodged to the question: “Which TV channel is providing best coverage of the Covid-19 crisis?” Some 471 voters (38 per cent) praised … Continue reading “BBC voted best broadcaster for Covid-19 updates in Press Gazette reader poll”
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Plus: My video tour of my bookshelves and why I won’t indulge editors. Three times in the last few says I’ve said no to them.
Needed during the coming weeks: a Government information campaign for older people, their families, employers and businesses.
A curious noise popped out on Sky this morning during an interview about Coronavirus. Guido has brought you the clip for readers to make their own minds up. Sounds like Cornonavirus isn’t the only outbreak to worry about…
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At the Royal Television Society awards last night Emily Maitlis and Newsnight were deservedly double award winners with Scoop of the Year and Presenter of the Year for the game changing Prince Andrew interview. Congratulations. In a move more redolent of a nursery school’s sports day the luvvies judges gave all the television political teams […]
Justice Secretary Robert Buckland had the pleasure of being the first ministerial guest on Kay Burley’s breakfast show since James Cleverly was empty chaired by her during the election campaign. Keen to heal the rift, when Burley’s teleprompter wrongly called Buckland the ‘Shadow Justice Secretary’ she was a little overzealous in what should happen to those […]
The Shadow Justice Secretary – and would-be Labour Deputy Leader – argues voters were convinced by “completely untrue” claims about racism and terrorist links.
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Sky News‘s ‘Election Social‘ programme on Thursday evening is set to be a corker. Co-organised by BuzzFeed, the show’s political balance is non-existent. Sky News’s Lewis Goodall and Roland Manthorpe will co-host with two Buzzfeed journalists… Guido understands that BuzzFeed was responsible for much of the running order, resulting in an extraordinary ideological bias. The only […]
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I’ve been nervous after last time – but here goes. Plus: Farage is having a dreadful campaign. And why election night TV will never be the same again.
We present some of the Shadow Justice Secretary’s televised highlights to date.
Kay Burley ’empty chaired’ James Cleverly this morning and the video is doing the rounds on social media, with almost 200,000 views it has been – shared by left-wing figures and Labour activists like Owen Jones. The only problem is Cleverly wasn’t booked to come on her show… Cleverly had been scheduled to appear on […]
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“I don’t believe we should equate the two things,” the First Minister argues.
The Prime Minister says he has ruled out a pact with any party, for the same reason.
Plus: Sky News troll themselves. How the next Speaker might surprise you. And: Labour moderates are still deluded about their Party’s future.
Thus is a misrepresentation @GuidoFawkes in a long and detailed article @BethRigby examines the options of the various political factions on #Brexit. She uses the word “should” in the sense of what the rebel alliance should be doing to pursue their goals. https://t.co/vmlfS5LMXZ — Adam Boulton (@adamboultonSKY) October 9, 2019 Adam Boulton is loyally defending […]
Sky News’ Political Editor Beth Rigby has written an extraordinary opinion piece for Sky’s website, arguing that “Parliament can, and should, take back control” and “dispose of Mr Johnson should he refuse to sanction a Brexit extension.” Following in the tradition of other Sky correspondents… The supposedly impartial broadcaster went on to lift tired Remain […]
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Beth Rigby reported the PM having a pubic meltdown in the voting lobby, quite the scoop: MP tells me that Johnson had an ‘angry meltdown’ in voting lobbies. Am told that @jessphillips personally challenged him as did others . MP tells me PM saw a group watching through the doors & then started jabbing his […]
Westminster was dealing with a massive leak this afternoon. Not that of Geoffrey Cox’s legal advice to the PM, but the weather hammered down harder than a supreme court judge’s gavel (yes Guido knows UK judges don’t use gavels but the metaphor worked well). Watch above as Kay Burley deals with a massive drip, and Guido’s not […]
Yesterday evening, the Unite General Secretary flat out denied a Jon Lansman quote put to him by Sky’s Beth Rigby. “Jon Lansman never said that. Stop telling lies. You should be ashamed of yourself. You should be ashamed of yourself. You should be ashamed of yourself.” But Jon Lansan did say exactly what Rigby quoted. […]
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