I know how he feels!
This morning the Radio 4 programme 'Today' made me feel quite bilious! This is supposedly the main 'hard news' show of the day, beginning at six in the morning and finishing at nine when everyone is supposedly at work somewhere in England. Note it is supposedly only England as the rest have their own versions of early morning news. In theory the main news will be offered, discussed, politicians called to explain, foreign news explained, home news made clear. All well and good, when it works and the presenters allow folks to speak and answer the question! The anti-Scots pro liberal bias is well noted but recently they have begun to turn the programme into one of those TV versions of early morning news, the ones where almost no news at all can be seen and pop/film/authors/celebs fill the time dressing badly and talking about themselves.
Today 'Today' gave us what appeared to be hours of drivel re a soap opera being broadcast at the weekend. The sound of James Naughtie, a man who sold out Scotland during the referendum to keep his many slots in Radio 4 and Radio 3, indulged himself slavering over an actress from this upcoming show. 'Poldark' is the name, a remake of a programme form the distant past. the usual script, handsome men, pretty girls, clothes off and in the background an explosion, a bad man/old man/grumpy woman etc and nothing but vacuous bile all the way through. You saw it when it was the Tudors/Victorians/shop owners/oil magnates etc and will be seeing the same again soon.
Why was this dross on a news show?
Not long ago a man wrote a 'book' on Twitter for them, then we had poetry and on and on and on with things that have little to do with news. If only we had a proper news service, better journalists instead of BBC clones and moved away from celebrity culture on news shows we might get more people listening.