Mark Dolan blasts BBC’s Nick Robinson after ‘snooty’ GB News snub – ‘Haven’t got a clue!’

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Mark Dolan blasts BBC’s Nick Robinson after ‘snooty’ GB News snub – ‘Haven’t got a clue!’

As the deadly Storm Eunice rolled over the UK, Mr Robinson made a “snooty” remark about the number of people watching GB News. Interviewing the cre

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As the deadly Storm Eunice rolled over the UK, Mr Robinson made a “snooty” remark about the number of people watching GB News. Interviewing the creator Big Jet TV, a special online channel dedicated to streaming footage of planes trying to land during yesterday’s storms, Mr Robinson joked that the number of people watching was something GB News could only dream of.

In response, Mr Dolan unleashed on the Beeb and Mr Robinson, saying: “I’m a big fan of Nick Robinson, and we don’t mind a bit of banter from our rivals. 

“I like to think one of the great selling points of this place is that we have a sense of humour and we don’t take ourselves too seriously. 

“But it’s telling that Robinson, this BBC-lifer, on a call £270,000-a-year, all paid for by you and me, should seek to have a bit of a dig at a smaller outfit, not even a year old, that seeks to provide you with a voice and deliver a hopefully refreshing, balanced take on the days’ news, at a cost of nothing to you.

“This rather snooty remark about us was picked up by the Sunday Mirror and their senior political correspondent, Rachel Wearmouth, who tweeted the following: ‘BIG JET TV man is on R4 saying they had 284k viewers yesterday & @BBCnickrobinson says they dream of that at GB News. Really unattractive attitude. Arrogant, even.’

“Well I can’t disagree, It’s my experience after two decades in broadcasting that these pampered BBC stars and their management haven’t got a clue about the real world and the very country in which they live.”

He added: “These characters can laugh at us all they like, but they don’t have to worry about ratings, ad revenue and about fulfilling the expectations of investors because they have a plum job for life all financed by a public tax, the licence fee, hardly a level playing field is it.”

Another GB News reporter, Colin Brazier, also weighed in on the remarks, claiming the channel had earned their audience.

He said: “Every one of our viewers and, increasingly, listeners – is there because we’ve earned their interest, loyalty and custom.

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“It’s question time every day on this channel. We even ask the uncomfortable ones.

“GB News is here to stay and our audience is growing by the day.

“In time, if we keep a laser-like focus on serving the whole of the great British public, the Beeb’s Nick Robinson will be laughing on the other side of his face and you’ll probably be over here asking for a gig.

“We’ll look at your CV Nick, of course we will. But you’ll be joining a very long queue.”



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