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.