As the line-up for Rupert Murdoch’s new channel GB News nears completion, everyone is agreed that it will either be the voice our nation desperately needs to counter a media full of social-justice loving wokesters, or a cess-pit of confirmation bias catering to the worst elements of society in the name of populism.
The new channel, led by Spectator Chairman Andrew Neil, and which has spent no time hiring presenters at the cutting edge of investigative journalism, such as prying Dan Wooton away from The Sun, is expected to be both a breath of fresh air, and a horrific addition to the nation’s airwaves, according to everyone we’ve spoken to about it.
Television owner Simon Williams told us, “GB News is nothing more than Fox News for the UK, catering to low-information consumers who want to have their biases confirmed by personality-led right-wing commentators pretending to do the ‘news’.
His neighbour Derek Matthews told us, “GB News is what this country is crying out for, given the liberal bias so inherent in our current mainstream media channels – finally, somewhere for the 80% of the population who aren’t the metropolitan elite to get their daily news updates.”
These opinions have been reflected across the country, with potential viewers who have not yet watched a single minute broadcast by the channel convinced it will either save the nation’s 4th estate or be the final nail in the coffin for the nation’s unbiased media.
However, what both sides have so far vehemently agreed upon, is that no-one needs to actually watch the channel for their side to be proven right.