Oh dear, it started so well.
Last week we had a proper right-wing comedian on the News Quiz, which the liberal lefty comics seem to think is their private club, and he was a bit of a star and got a few cheers from the audience and some good write-ups. Clearly too popular and that had to stop.
So who was on the BBC’s list for the job of ‘right-wing comedian’ this week? Peter Oborne from the Mail. So not a comedian at all but a columnist at the hated Mail. Set up? He didn’t have a chance as they all ganged up on him and laid into the Mail as well.
They all embarrassed themselves as they poured forth their smug, entitled smackdowns onto a man who is clearly not at home in such an environment and is not able to respond in kind….or maybe with a well-deserved right hook perhaps.
Next week’s ‘right-wing comedian’? Isabel Hardman, columnist from the Spectator….let’s hope she has looked and learnt and will come suitably equiped…with some pro-Trump cheerleading, stop immigration, privatise the NHS and Brexit is terrific comments to appal the echo-chamber of Bubbleheads.
Just as with pay for the girls the BBC is paying lip service to the issue of right-wing thinking being given a proper platform, treated with respect and genuine attempts made to consider things as if right-wing views are acceptable.