More Rob Burley, Andrew Marr Show editor, versus the world (of Twitter), here (as ever) presented in the form of dialogue from a West End theatre play:
ROB BURLEY: #marr in the morning: Jeremy Hunt, Diane Abbott, Sir Antony Beevor, Owen Jones, Isabel Oakeshott plus (unpictured) music from Jason Isbell.
BEN DAVIES: Another show, another appearance for Oakeshott. Amazed she's given such freedom to express her horrid views. Down there with Hartley-Brewer.
ROB BURLEY: First time she's ever been on Marr as it happens, but let me guess: you disagree with her opinions?
ROB M: I bet he has no problem with Polly Toynbee on every week though.
ROB BURLEY: Which she isn't obviously. [To Ben Davies] In summary, you prefer Owen to Isabel. Which is fine but not a reason not to include Isabel. Oh and I'm for freedom to express views. You say they're horrid that's well, your opinion, which you have the freedom to express.
BEN DAVIES: Her views are purposefully flammatory, with a lot of misleading conjecture. I'd much prefer someone that talks strictly facts.
ROB BURLEY: So, in summary, your views are better than hers?
BEN DAVIES: Simply, a factual show discussing important matters should reflect factual analysis and evidence.
ROB BURLEY: AKA your views.
BEN DAVIES: Facts aren't views Rob. They're by definition true. She has a tendency for flammatory/incorrect dialogue. We'll see what she says tomorrow.
ROB BURLEY: You won't like what she says & will say you have better facts. You've someone you DO agree with on though so why not just go with it?
WILL HOPKINS: Oakshott represents a fringe of the political spectrum. She gets more airtime than all the left wingers combined, which is mainstream.
ROB BURLEY: She's on with Owen Jones.
WILL HOPKINS: Yes, @OwenJones84 and @rachshabi are the only left wing commentators I ever see. This is how you are perceived, whether you like it or not.
ROB BURLEY: By you Will. Whether you like it or not.
PREMITROM: This has become a form of sport for you Rob :)
ROB BURLEY: If you like. It's a crap sport though, I prefer football.
He's quite amusing! :) Prefer someone like that to the usual virtue-signalling robots.ReplyDelete
He's so sharp, it's delicious. Sarcy as hell. None of these would-be challengers can touch him in a tweet off.ReplyDelete