Once upon a time, David Icke was just another BBC presenter, who you would see on sports programmes like Grandstand. But then he drifted first into Green politics, and later into full-blown wacko conspiracy theory nonsense, which he now does more or less full time. You know that when you let him in front of the camera, he’s going to come out with all sorts of stuff that is, shall we say, just a little Out There.has reported.
“The UK's media watchdog has launched a formal investigation into a TV network's broadcast of an interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke about coronavirus. Ofcom acted after London Live screened the programme on Wednesday evening. The regulator received more than 40 complaints following the broadcast”. There was more.
But now a problem enters: if Ofcom dumps on London Live for allowing Icke to spin another conspiracy theory in his own inimitable fashion, for consistency’s sake, they need to clamp down on every other self-opinionated and demonstrably dishonest pundit allowed a platform by UK-based broadcasters. LBC host James O’Brien was already there.
Anyone from the TPA, IEA, CPS, ASI and PolEx talking about HS2, Crossrail, Northern Powerhouse Rail, or indeed anything on rails is likely not to know the subject from a hole in the ground. Same with anything to do with aviation: if Ofcom acts on Icke, bugger all point asking any of those pundits to talk about the Boeing 737 Max controversy.
All of which means that David Icke may have inadvertently done us a big, big favour - helping the gobby but vacant towards the broadcast exit door. Well done that man.
Friday, 10 April 2020
David Icke And Ignorant Pundits
Posted by Tim Fenton at 12:26
Labels: Environment, Health, Legal, Policing, Popcorn, Press and Media
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And there's the BBC, which I recall inviting Farage to spEak his bRanes about Coronavirus recently.
Oh they'll (try to) shut Icke up, alright, but only because murdoch and the beeb haven't got his back, like the others mentioned in the article.
Great article by George Monbiot about how we have dangerously wrong spending priorities:
Oh for fuck's SAKE.....OFCOM?!
That the same gang of hypocrites who stood by while corporate media spread blatant lies about "antisemitism" in the Labour Party?
Icke is undoubtedly a full-on nutjob. But so what? Nobody with a functioning brain believes the arsehead anyway. He's more or less harmless, like the old guy you see shouting at and throwing orange peel at passing buses.
On the other hand, the "antisemitism" propaganda is outright organised evil as demonstrated by Al Jazeera.
OFCOM is little more than an Establishment arse-wiping function.
@ Anon 15:40
"Icke is undoubtedly a full-on nutjob. But so what? Nobody with a functioning brain believes the arsehead anyway. He's more or less harmless, like the old guy you see shouting at and throwing orange peel at passing buses."
Harmless? Try saying that to some of my friends who had threatening phone calls because of the shite on Icke's website!
The man needs to be put in a nut house!
It's the most attention London Live has had in, oooh, forever.
Anon 15 40, please grow up. Icke isn't harmless unless you're privileged enough not to be affected by insane ramblings like his. Not everything is about Labour, strangely enough.
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