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Started by xDiggy on Aug 29, 2020 9:50:28 AM
A Fox News for the UK

Rival efforts are under way to launch a Fox News-style opinionated current affairs TV station in Britain to counter the BBC.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/aug/29/riva
ls-plan-fox-news-style-opinionated-tv-station-in-uk


One group is promising a news channel “distinctly different from the out-of-touch incumbents” and has already been awarded a licence to broadcast by the media regulator, Ofcom, under the name “GB News”. Its founder has said the BBC is a “disgrace” that “is bad for Britain on so many levels” and “needs to be broken up”.

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xDiggy - 29 Aug 2020 09:51:43 (#1 of 151)

It's just what we need, isn't it?

browserbutton - 29 Aug 2020 10:01:11 (#2 of 151)

It could be called Vulture TV.

machiavelli - 29 Aug 2020 10:01:55 (#3 of 151)

Britain needs its own version of Fucker Carlson.

bossab2 - 29 Aug 2020 10:08:57 (#4 of 151)

I guess Farage is unemployed

dreams99 - 29 Aug 2020 10:11:53 (#5 of 151)

Not going to happen. News coverage is regulated here.

quattrobhoy - 29 Aug 2020 10:12:58 (#6 of 151)

For how much longer?

ReverendBlueJeans - 29 Aug 2020 10:14:30 (#7 of 151)

#6

Aye, that's the fear.

Scottish correspondent, Dame RightWing Ruth Davidson. She's a former telly journo, after all.

barkis - 29 Aug 2020 10:20:00 (#8 of 151)

#5

Though as the piecs says there are ways round the regulation. And Cummings thinks we should have a Fox news while Johnson once said he'd make the BBC tory (though that wouldn't take much doing).

Tenesmus - 29 Aug 2020 10:24:53 (#9 of 151)

Isn't news pretty well covered by beeb, Sky, RT and AJ? Covers most tastes, I think. Except RWNJ.

TommyDGNR8 - 29 Aug 2020 10:27:35 (#10 of 151)

Laura will need somewhere to go and holler about glass ceilings sometime soon.

quattrobhoy - 29 Aug 2020 10:32:09 (#11 of 151)

A subscription service called Netfacts?

TheExcession - 29 Aug 2020 12:41:56 (#12 of 151)

Something like Fox News would get its license revoked in the UK.

AlanII - 29 Aug 2020 12:46:41 (#13 of 151)

Farage needs a job now.

annetjie - 29 Aug 2020 12:53:24 (#14 of 151)

Something like Fox News would get its license revoked in the UK.

At the moment.

RosyLovelady - 29 Aug 2020 12:55:01 (#15 of 151)

The Johnson junta can change all that in a trice.

bailliegillies - 29 Aug 2020 12:58:58 (#16 of 151)

It will probably part of our trade deal with the US that we accept American crap programmes and news.

browserbutton - 29 Aug 2020 13:11:49 (#17 of 151)

JUNTA JOHNSON

Pixiedust - 29 Aug 2020 15:12:14 (#18 of 151)

Supposedly Andrew Neil and FrogFace will be two big signings:

https://twitter.com/kelvmackenzie/status/129674625
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Sorry about the source.

HorstVogel - 29 Aug 2020 15:20:54 (#19 of 151)

It will probably part of our trade deal with the US that we accept American crap programmes and news



+ willingly.

barkis - 29 Aug 2020 15:26:46 (#20 of 151)

#19

Of course the Murdoch press played a big part in producing the brexit that will allow in the worst of Murdoch broadcasting. Trebles all round!

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