But the consequences of Brexit are slowly becoming clear. Supermarket shelves are becoming empty due to a catastrophic supply-chain breakdown.
A brand-new national UK news channel has lost its big-name anchor after the resignation of Andrew Neil, its lead presenter and chairman.
GB News, which first went live on June 13th 2021, has been battered by numerous disasters since the first day of broadcast.
Despite technical problems, things seemed hopeful at the outset, but it didn’t take long for things to sour:
“336,000 viewers tuned in to see the launch of GB News. A month after its launch, its daily viewership of just over 1 million trailed Sky News’ 2.5 to 3 million viewers.
Audience figures subsequently fell dramatically, and on 14 July, audience figures dropped so low they were reported as zero by the ratings measurement board BARB at least twice on the day, attributed to regular viewers boycotting the station after one of its presenters, Guto Harri, took a knee on-air in solidarity with the England football team.”
“The ex-BBC host was the face of GB News before it went on air in June but has left after presenting just eight programmes in three months. He was unhappy with technical mistakes, the loss of top staff and its political direction.
In the end Neil was outmanoeuvred by the former Ukip leader Nigel Farage, who is now the channel’s best-known figure, along with a number of more stridently right-wing hires keen to address culture war issues.”
Farage was added to the roster of GB News pundits one week after launch and stepped up when Neil became absent.
But the consequences of Brexit are slowly becoming clear. Supermarket shelves are becoming empty due to a catastrophic supply-chain breakdown. The cause is a mass exodus from the U.K. of Eastern-European lorry drivers who left the country following Britain’s exit from Europe, and Britain’s Brexit bonus has failed to materialise for most of the population.
Nigel Farage’s popularity has taken a dive in line with his GB News viewing figures.
Nigel could, of course, attempt to further his goal of polar factionalism, finding anyone else to blame for GB News’ and his problems, preferably foreign and lefty.
However, the pesky British broadcasting rules insist on impartiality (to a degree) for national broadcasters, preventing the culture-war hate-fest GB News has been itching to foist on the UK public.
Safe to assume we will soon be being told by the politically informed soccer thug, that the UK broadcasting regulator, Ofcom, is a culturally Marxist operation in cahoots with the BBC, the New World Order and al-Qaeda.
Could it be that Trump, Jones, Infowars and Project Veritas had conspired in this fake news event and it was meant to be the crowning glory of Infowars 34 marathon broadcast where it would be, by an amazing coincidence of timing, that WaPo could receive the “FAKE NEWS TROPHY” live on Infowars as the culmination of their event?
Infowars’ Alex Jones – Triggering the Shooters
Whilst, at this point in the evolution of the species, most sentient humans have long since come to the conclusion that you can’t take what you read in the media, any media, at face value, there are a relatively small group of idiots who have convinced a relatively large group of idiots, that what they are publically promoting, or electronically publishing is the unabashed and inviolable truth.
“Do your own research and come to your own conclusions,” they may tell you – as long as that research consists of studying a very narrow band of narratives and pre-supplied conclusions you’ll be “one of the tribe.” But step outside those narratives and reality tunnels and you’ll be a pariah. A Judas goat. Perhaps a liberal shill, or an agent of the Deep State.
That’s freedom for ya!
In the world of the rabid Trump conspiracy clan, those who dare to think for themselves are heretics. This article is not here to claim conspiracies don’t exist. Of course, they do. But, as the dear departed Robert Anton Wilson once said:
“Every conspiracy eventually collapses in on itself….stupidity has a definite evolutionary function.”
So now if you will, let us do a little light research and draw some conclusions about the timing of some actions by some very stupid idiots, who have obviously just conspired to attempt to pull off the alt-right media coup of the century. And failed in a dismal, yet comical fashion.
From the true idiot, one can only draw wisdom…
Over the course of this weekend, I happened by Alex Jones’ comedy Trump propaganda outlet, Infowars. I used to be an avid watcher of Jones and Infowars, not because I thought there was any truth to be found there, but because it seemed such an obvious brainwashing tool to make folks think and act in a way that was against their own best interests.
The fact that in the end Jones came out supporting Trump, a member of the elite that Jones had hitherto claimed to despise seemed an obvious red flag to me, and led me among other various threads, to write an article entitled The Strange Relationship of Infowars’ Alex Jones, Donald Trump and Roger Stone which at the time, as far as I know, was the first in-depth article to assert a high level conspiracy at the heart of the Trump campaign. That was back in June 2016. I submitted the article for publication at alternet.org but it was ignored. Ho Hum!
Anyhow, this weekend Jones and Infowars were going hell for leather promoting a marathon 34-hour live broadcast that apparently was going to “expose the enemies of America and teach you how to fight against establishment propaganda and fake news.”
This seemed extreme, even for Jones, as Infowars claims to do such things all day every day, even though Infowars is a crock of shit and does no such thing at all. I started to wonder if this broadcast was some last act of desperation in the face of the coming Mueller juggernaut that looks set to mow down the whole Trump administration complete with lackeys and goons.
Then, I noticed that Trump had once more gone into overdrive in his tirade against fake news, lambasting CNN in particular. Regular readers of my articles will know I have little sympathy for CNN due to their hosting of Glenn Beck some ten years or so ago which helped get the whole alt-right infection started in the first place, as Beck was allowed to do his Alex Jones lite impression to not only audiences in the United States, but also globally via CNN International. Chickens coming home to roost, I thought.
However, linking the two together, and gauging Trump turning the fake news dial up to eleven, it appeared to me something was afoot between Trump’s crazed CNN fake news rants and Jones’ and Infowars’ brainwashathon.
So it was, with some amusement that I arrived home from work in dear Ol’ Blighty on Monday evening to see that Trump had upped the ante by tweeting:
“We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!”
Leaving aside the fact that anyone leaving Fox News out of the running for the FAKE NEWS TROPHY must themselves be certifiably insane, it seemed obvious there was a direct line between Trump’s renewed attacks on the media and Jones’ and Infowars’ 34-hour broadcast. Was Trump just playing the warm-up act?
I was in no way prepared for what came next, however, because the stupidity of whoever planned it will go down in history as an idiot of the ages.
To prepare, perhaps Alan Moore should help explain my meaning here:
Not long after Trump had tweeted his “FAKE NEWS TROPHY” award and Alex Jones was revving up his 34-hour tirade against “fake media” The Washington Post spilled out a story entitled:
Could it be that Trump, Jones, Infowars and Project Veritas had conspired in this fake news event and it was meant to be the crowning glory of Infowars’ 34 hour marathon broadcast where it would be, by an amazing coincidence of timing, that WaPo could receive the “FAKE NEWS TROPHY” live on Infowars as the culmination of their event?