Andrew Gilligan comes to Sky


by Sunny
30th November, 2008 at 3:42 am    

Got a press release this week:

Press TV, a 24-hour English language news channel, is set to give British viewers a genuine alternative to the western establishment consensus when it launches on Sky on December 1. The broadcaster, whose headquarters is in Tehran but which has bureaux in all major world capitals, will go out on Sky Channel 515 adding to its global footprint via a dozen other satellites and its website. Press TV offers in-depth analysis of news and current affairs especially focusing on the Middle East.

Press TV has signed a number of politically diverse and high-profile presenters including MPs George Galloway and Derek Conway, broadcast personalities Nick Ferrari and James Whale, and political journalists Andrew Gilligan, Yvonne Ridley and Lauren Booth.

Gilligan is in such good company there. Heh.


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  1. Tom — on 30th November, 2008 at 9:37 am  

    Good lord, that’s a high quality contest for the Biggest Wanker award.

  2. fugstar — on 30th November, 2008 at 11:52 am  

    said the asian media patsy….

    whats wrong with setting up different media shop?

    after all journalists and media whisperers in general are the scum of the earth.

  3. tim — on 30th November, 2008 at 12:17 pm  

    I’m particularly looking forward to the Iranian election coverage on Press TV.

  4. billericaydicky — on 30th November, 2008 at 12:44 pm  

    Giiligan is a good journalist. I keep thinking back to all of the abuse he got when he exposed Lee Jasper and when everyone was saying ” Where did the money go?” Where did it go?

  5. Tom — on 30th November, 2008 at 4:44 pm  

    “Giiligan is a good journalist”

    Take it from me, he isn’t. He managed to misquote and misrepresent me in his column without apparent effort, and when confronted with really pretty good evidence of his own underhand conduct on the internet (apparently posting under pseudonyms to support his own position) spent a great deal of effort trying to wriggle out from under it, using classic politician style evasive tactics (and managing to piss off a good chunk of the British political blogosphere in the process). Whatever the reason for this, it doesn’t inspire a great deal of trust.

  6. Leon — on 30th November, 2008 at 5:44 pm  

    Sunny, that title…hmmm it’s a bit misleading isn’t it?

  7. Leon — on 30th November, 2008 at 5:46 pm  

    Gilligan is the worst kind of journalist scum, in fact he makes hacks look like noble searchers for truth!

  8. billericaydicky — on 30th November, 2008 at 7:08 pm  

    Gentlepeople,

    Back to square one with what I said.

    Tom, can we do this in English? it really is a wonderful medium of comunication.

    Where did the money go?

  9. billy — on 30th November, 2008 at 10:50 pm  

    I definitely don’t see why Andrew Gilligan attracts all this hostility. I think it all went wrong for some people who are being hostile to him here when he started to hold Livingstone to account on his pandering to Islamic extremists, followed by his uncovering of the leader of a Hindu supremacist group on an ‘inter-faith dialogue’ group, chasing up the appointment of a leader of a reconstituted banned Sikh extremist group who was also a member of Livingstone’s appointments to some quango, and then, the ultimate, going after Lee Jasper and the whole rotten core of his crony brigade. I guess for some, that just cuts too close to the bone.

    So, where did all the money go? Anyone?

  10. David T — on 1st December, 2008 at 9:45 am  

    Derek Conway is accepting payment from the propaganda arm of a regime which would execute his son, if they could.

  11. matt — on 9th December, 2008 at 9:09 pm  

    why not? we were waiting for a voice from middle east, Al-Jazeera english didn’t do any thing special, less see if Press TV ( An Iranian channel!!!) can deliver any alternative to the media.

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