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Inspector Sands
Andrew and Pierce are usually together to go through newspaper stories, Andrew Neil is a good contributor and ITV Royal Editor Chris Ship for balance.

He's got a good point though, it's not exactly a good look is it... 'is she a bully or a victim?' let's ask 5 quite slightly aggressive looking middle aged white men.

I think Kevin Peitersen has the right idea:


IS
Inspector Sands
Andrew and Pierce are usually together to go through newspaper stories, Andrew Neil is a good contributor and ITV Royal Editor Chris Ship for balance.

I don't know what his angle on the debate was, but would a Royal Editor necessarily provide balance?

Besides, having one person as 'balance' is called false equivalence
AL
alexjac0788
Andrew and Pierce are usually together to go through newspaper stories, Andrew Neil is a good contributor and ITV Royal Editor Chris Ship for balance.

He's got a good point though, it's not exactly a good look is it... 'is she a bully or a victim?' let's ask 5 quite slightly aggressive looking middle aged white men .


Why does age and skin colour matter in a discussion about an alleged bullying scandal, which was released the day before? Would people mind these same people talking about Priti Patel's bullying claims?
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itsrobert Founding member
Hmmmmm.....



To be fair, they did actually balance this by interviewing three women about the same topic after 8:30. Typical of our culture today where social media takes something out of context and becomes outraged by it.
HC
Hatton Cross
I applaude KP in trying to silence the stream of repetitve babble from Morons mouth over the last two mornings - however, it's not much of an arguement to 'leave them alone' when Piers, does have a foundation of a debate, that they only want to be in the public eye when it suits them (or for a nice cheque to the Invictus Games Foundation) and control the narrative.

That minute really was the verbal equivelant of two magnets facing north towards each other and repelling. It got nowhere.
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TVViewer256
Andrew and Pierce are usually together to go through newspaper stories, Andrew Neil is a good contributor and ITV Royal Editor Chris Ship for balance.

This is what I've pointed out to those criticizing - they obviously haven't watched the show, as Pierce and Maguire are regulars, Ship is Royal Editor and Neil is a common contributor (albeit more on This Morning than GMB).
SL
Shaun Linden
Andrew and Pierce are usually together to go through newspaper stories, Andrew Neil is a good contributor and ITV Royal Editor Chris Ship for balance.

I don't know what his angle on the debate was, but would a Royal Editor necessarily provide balance?

Besides, having one person as 'balance' is called false equivalence


Well more Chris provides the facts, or what we know to the debate. Kevin is a royalist and I can guess the other two point of views.

I add Susanna always counteracts what Piers says as well. It's a debate, discussion and the show, as regular viewers will know they covers various topics and have numerous contributors of all genders, race, faiths etc.
Last edited by Shaun Linden on 3 March 2021 3:51pm
IS
Inspector Sands

Why does age and skin colour matter in a discussion about an alleged bullying scandal, which was released the day before? Would people mind these same people discussing Priti Patel's bullying claims?

I wasn't aware of the story from yesterday, who knows if its just more mud slinging from the usual suspects.

Pritti Patel is different, it was actually proven and she is an elected official. Also she hasn't been bullied and publicly harranged by two of the people on that panel for years. Any criticism of Pritti Patel is because of her job, policies and her actions. That's not the same with Megan, race has definately a factor, only the very naeve would think otherwise

It's just not a very good image to give out - a known bully leading a conversation asking if the person he's been bullying is a victim. Helping him discuss this is someone else who's been bullying her, and Susanna the only diversity on the item presumably trying to get a word in edgeways

As the Tweet says.... look at the state of that, its how it looks
JO
Jonwo
Piers' hatred of Meghan Markle is boring, she snubbed you, get over it!

I know he's not got the journalistic background that Piers has but I prefer Ben on GMB because he comes across calmer and dare I say it kinder as a presenter.
BR
Brekkie
Jonwo posted:
Piers' hatred of Meghan Markle is boring, she snubbed you, get over it!

I know he's not got the journalistic background that Piers has but I prefer Ben on GMB because he comes across calmer and dare I say it kinder as a presenter.

I thought he'd pledged never to talk about either of them ever again.
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Jonwo

I thought he'd pledged never to talk about either of them ever again.

His tabloid hack instincts got the better of him!
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DavidWhitfield
Jonwo posted:
I know [Ben's] not got the journalistic background that Piers has ...


Or, to put it another way, Ben's never been sacked from a job for knowingly publishing fake photos...? Wink Maybe Ben needs to start behaving much less professionally. Might get himself a promotion.
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