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Kay Birley from Sky News, should she go also?

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kittya · 10/05/2010 08:28

I wouldnt normally watch Sky News but whilst I was on here talking about Nick Clegg I could here this bullying woman interview a guy that was leading the demo on Saturday. I thought she was well out of order and then, I was looking at the Guardian online and apparently there is a call for her on facebook and twitter to resign or be sacked. Did anyone else catch it and what do you think to her in general?

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TheFoosa · 10/05/2010 08:30

she's rubbish and unbelievably rude most of the time

BeenBeta · 10/05/2010 08:36

Totally disagree. She asks tough questions - regardless of whether it is politicians on the right or left.

She is one of the best female news people that there is. I think she asks the questions that viewers would want to ask if they were in the studio.

The people who have a problem with her seem to be on the left. Quelle surprise.

katycarr · 10/05/2010 08:39

I don't have a problem with her asking tough questions but she comes across as rude and a bit thick. It really irks me that she is probably one of the best known female new presenters as it suggests that she is the best we can do.

kittya · 10/05/2010 08:45

She was practically battering the poor lad, kept repeating herself. I think its on utube somewhere. I dont usually notice things like that when Im doing something else but I could hear her bleating on. Jeremy Paxman, she aint.

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MmeLindt · 10/05/2010 08:48

I think that you should watch the clip before you make a judgement

I do not think that she should be sacked, but it is absolutely clear from that clip that she was rude, unprofessional and patronising.

She is reporting NEWS, it is not a celebrity interview. She should at least attempt to look as if she is unbiased.

loungelizard · 10/05/2010 08:49

She is inane.

kittya · 10/05/2010 08:59

Yes, people should watch it. I saw it live and wouldnt put myself through it again. It was embarrassing.

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TheFoosa · 10/05/2010 09:09

She has the same battering ram technique no matter who she is talking to.

Victoria Derbyshire also asks tough questions of politicians but knows how when it's appropriate to do so

Beachcomber · 10/05/2010 09:14

Her interview style of that nice polite man rather reminded me of how people behave when they have been taking coke - interrupting, aggressive, patronising, sure they are right, unable to listen, etc. How dare she speak to a member of the public like that.

TheFoosa · 10/05/2010 09:15

she sounded like my mother

kittya · 10/05/2010 09:17

I actually thought, is this woman on drugs? thats EXACTLY how she was acting. He wasnt even a slimey politician just a nice young lad who was involved in a peaceful demo. Apparently, she did the same to Peter Andre.

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crumpette · 10/05/2010 09:25

She is arrogant, unpleasant, rude to most people and her facelift has left her looking a bit peculiar.

kittya · 10/05/2010 09:28

I wouldnt like to be married to her!

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BigBadMummy · 10/05/2010 09:32

There are ways of asking "tough questions" and she is showing exactly how NOT to do it.

I cannot stand her sanctimonious arrogance.

Aggression has followed her for a long time and nothing ever gets done about it. Look at the photos of her with her hand around the throat of a photographer.

Look at the way she spoke to Peter Andre.

She likes to think she is Paxman but she is not.

She comes across as being rude and unprofessional.

And she is the reason I will not watch Sky News.

Just can't stand her.

BeenBeta · 10/05/2010 09:38

Erm.... I strongly suggest you all watch this video]].

There is a protestor standng in the background as Kay Burley is trying to interview someone, shouting at the top of his voice 'Sack Kay Burley. Watch the BBC.' She had to stop teh interview in the end.

This an organised campaign from the left to put pressure on Sky. Nothing more than that.

Lets also not pretend that march for PR was spontaneous. It was nothing more than a completely orchestrated manouevre by the left to put pressure on Nick Clegg and stop him coming to an agreement with Cameron.

BeenBeta · 10/05/2010 09:39

That link.

this video.

RobynLou · 10/05/2010 09:40

her wikipedia entry is quite an excellent catalogue of failings...

RobynLou · 10/05/2010 09:40

ItsAllaBitNoisy · 10/05/2010 09:40

I was watching the other day, and she was reading some story she obviously didn't approve of. At the end of it she did this > and a semi cats bum mouth.

The story itself wasn't anything outrageous (can't remember it tbh), but I remember thinking "Oi, just read us the news, I don't need your personal opinion on it thanks".

That YouTube clip is awful. The lady's got ishoos methinks..

ilovemydogandMrBrown · 10/05/2010 09:42

Of course manners are the monopoly of the right.

WingedVictory · 10/05/2010 09:43

Thank you for that link, MmeLindt.

I thought he needed a bit of working-over, to force him to clarify his ideas, and, interestingly, he got more vague as she questioned him, not more specific!

On the other hand, she was stupid to say that 65% of the electorate voted for a hung parliament. Not really! The electorate voted in different ways, showing that it is fragmented: that is what the hung parliament means.

It could have been a much better interview all round!

ItsAllaBitNoisy · 10/05/2010 09:46

"She had to stop the interview at the end"

Really? It looks like she stopped the interview because she thought her guest was a piece of shit.

RobynLou · 10/05/2010 09:46

quite winged victory - it is impossible to vote for a hung parliament!

he was staging a perfectly reasonable protest, fair enough question it, but she was just acting ridiculously, made her look ridiculous.

loungelizard · 10/05/2010 09:47

I have disliked KB for a lot longer than before viewing Saturday's rant (which I watched live and then had to turn off as was so ridiculous).

She started off on Breakfast TV years ago (before GMTV if I recollect).

I have been alternatively appalled and fascinated by her rise to stardom anchor Sky News. She appears to be not very bright, ignorant and vacuous to me.

On the other hand, they do also have Eammon Holmes.....

Why don't they have a heavyweight news anchor??

ItsAllaBitNoisy · 10/05/2010 09:48

Yes, lol at voting for a hung parliament. Did any of you put your X in that box..?

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