Steven Barnett speaks to Politico about GBNews

4 March 2024

Prof. Steven Barnett recently spoke to Politico about Why Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage are obsessed with ‘Britain’s Fox News’. The article, by Annabelle Dickson and Aggie Chambre, discusses GB News and its backing by prominent figures like Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage. The article notes that GB News claims to provide a platform for voices that are often overlooked by traditional news outlets and is inspired by Fox News in the US and plans to offer a mix of news, opinion, and debate. However, critics fear that GB News could further polarise the media landscape in the UK and promote divisive and inflammatory content.

In the article Steven Barnett notes that the channel allows right-wing propaganda to air without proper opposing viewpoints, specifically citing climate change as an example. He fears GB News will push the political debate to the right and is concerned about the potential dangers, referencing the events of January 6th in the United States and the role Fox News played.

Read the whole article on the Politico website.




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