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To find James O'Brien LBC presenter a condescending twat

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Movingout Wed 29-May-13 10:36:50

Am I the only one that finds LBC radio presenter James O'Brien infuriating. Whilst he has the face for radio he does not have the voice; but worse, I hate the way he patronises callers that are obviously less educated and less articulate than he is. He sounds like a patronising bully and it makes for uncomfortable listening. Unlike Nick Ferarri he has zero charisma.

Dancergirl Wed 29-May-13 10:38:36

YABVU

He is brilliant.

Movingout Wed 29-May-13 10:49:04

Are you Mrs O'Brien?

Timetoask Wed 29-May-13 10:50:33

I absolutely loath him. If he is on the radio, I simply change station.

Desiren Wed 29-May-13 10:57:34

Sorry but I loves James Nick "I'm just cutting you off because you have a good point" Ferrari (sp) does my head in.

southeastastra Wed 29-May-13 11:07:00

nooo! i think he's really funny, very very entertaining, wish he was on more

horses for courses i guess, who do you like op?

Movingout Wed 29-May-13 11:07:57

I also hate the fact that he used to slag off faith schools but now he's a father, both his DDs attend our local state catholic school.

forehead Wed 29-May-13 11:56:45

I think that he feels the need to show everyone how intelligent he is.
I still prefer him to the odious Nick Ferrari,who is not very intelligent and does cut off any caller who disagrees with him.

Dancergirl Wed 29-May-13 12:44:19

So what movingout loads of other parents are hypocrites when it comes to faith schools. Every parent wants the best for their child even if it means sacrificing your principles.

I don't think he's patronising at all, Nick Ferarri more so although he's equally entertaining. James is very funny and speaks very well.

Grilledkippers Wed 29-May-13 13:09:33

I too have to turn James off. He loves the sound of his own voice too much, the other callers barely get a word in.

Lottapianos Wed 29-May-13 13:15:58

I do listen to him because he can be very entertaining, like yesterday when he took all the EDL twits to pieces. He can be right up himself and when he gets going about marriage he makes my blood boil. I do have to switch him off sometimes because I'm worried I'll do myself an injury, but that's the case for all LBC presenters apart from Iain Dale and Nick Abbot.

I listen to Nick Ferrari as well although he makes me want to scream and hurl at the same time. He can be entertaining with all his stupid bluster and BS and there is absolutely nothing else I can stand to listen to on the radio in the mornings. I'm usually laughing at him rather than with him though, honest guv

I love Petrie Hosken on the weekends, and find Iain Dale very soothing on the way home from work. So glad he's taken over from James Whale, he was the King of Condescending Twats!

drudgewithagrudge Wed 29-May-13 13:23:43

The one who really gets on my nerves is James Max who is on Saturday and Sunday mornings. He really is a twat of the first order.

FreudiansSlipper Wed 29-May-13 13:35:09

Nick Ferrari has charisma confused

Lottapianos Wed 29-May-13 13:36:56

He is awful too drudge. Horrendous tossers are not in short supply at LBC!

Kitchencupboards Wed 29-May-13 13:40:34

I think he is brilliant, he's incredibly bright, very quick and often very funny. I don't always agree with him but I do think that he's far and away the best presenter on LBC by a mile.

Nerfmother Wed 29-May-13 14:21:57

Is he the morning one after nick Ferrari? I can't stand the afternoon one, female, goes on and on about her perfect parenting of her one small daughter.

Movingout Wed 29-May-13 14:30:36

I really enjoy Nick Ferrari, he comes over as so much more intelligent that James, but my absolute favourite is Steve Allen, such a shame that he's on so early. I agree James Max is a twat and thank goodness James Whale has been dumped.

Dancergirl Wed 29-May-13 14:34:42

Like Julia Hartley-Brewer too although she's quite judgey.

LOVE Clive Bull, wish he was on every night like in the old days!

Movingout Wed 29-May-13 14:40:24

I know this is unreasonable, but I actually find Nick Ferarri strangely attractive. His voice doesn't match his face and I remember being a little surprised when I first saw him. Nonetheless and despite myself, I think he's quite hot!

forehead Wed 29-May-13 15:11:51

Nick Ferrari is gross
Julia Hartley Brewer - extremely judgey
God knows what she would do if her perfect
daughter went off the rails.
James Whale- horrible man: I am glad that he is gone.
Most of the LBC presenters are self righteous idiots
which is why I have turned off.

sallycinnamum Wed 29-May-13 15:13:25

Me too. I hate the way he calls His wife Mrs o'brien. Makes me want to smash my radio into little pieces.

Julia HB is also high on my irritation meter. Patronising cow.

MolehillAlchemy Wed 29-May-13 15:14:09

You couldn't be more unreasonable. James is the best! Intelligent, erudite, tolerant, polite, and always interesting.

Movingout Wed 29-May-13 15:17:51

Will Mrs O'Brien please step forwardwink

Nerfmother Wed 29-May-13 16:32:01

Julia HB that's it: really annoying, goes on about how fantastic a parent she is and thinks every male caller fancies her. Argh!

Monty27 Wed 29-May-13 17:00:32

Julia HB and Petri Hoskens or whatever her name is are both awful can't stand either of them. They're both judgey, patronizing and condescending and up themselves grrrr.

I always get mixed up with the male broadcasters, which ones which but there are certainly a few I can't bear, one is definitely James Whale ugh.

Oh and a lot of their ads are annoying too.

Don't know why I listen to LBC now I come to think of it grin

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