My good friend Brian Edwards reviews John Campbell’s latest “project”

My good friend and luncheon sausage aficionado, Brian Edwards, watched the latest bunch of socialist claptrap from John Campbell and his earnest but equally leftwing sidekick Nigel Latta.

It wasn’t a good review.

Well, last night two good samaritans offered me the prospect of a cure for my addiction, an anti-television drug so potent that, within minutes of taking it, I was writhing in agony on the living room floor, begging my good wife to TURN IT OFF… PLEASE!!!

“Pull yourself together, Brian!” she replied icily, “it’s not that bad. Give it a chance at least. It’s only the first episode of five.”

The woman is a covert sadist! “Not that bad! Only the first episode of five!” The bloody thing was dire. An hour of talking heads, in a dimly lit room, answering essentially the same question over and over and over again: “What do youse all reckon to the rapidly increasing advances in human technology then?”

Not that bad!? I’ve learnt more from a single episode of QI than I did last night.

Anyway here’s my layman’s opinion on how to save this turkey. Scrap the studio extravaganza; reduce the number of contributors, so that we get depth and development of ideas rather than headlines from each of them; and stop raving on about what a great “conversation” you’re having with the viewers. Quotes from half a dozen viewers and the results of a few polls do not qualify as a “conversation”. And please, please, just settle down.

There’s a great idea here, but this show could end forever my love affair with the box. Can’t have that, now can we?

Sanctimonious, misery guts, whinging from a  socialist point of view is never good viewing.

The only thing in John Campbell’s favour is that he is less annoying than Gareth Morgan…who at least has an amusing method of speech.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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