Tim Marshall

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dodrade
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Post by dodrade » Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:18 am

I enjoy listening to his Iraq analysis, but he doesn't do much to hide his pro war, pro coalition bias. Is he the thin end of the wedge which leads sky news on the slippery slope to being a right wing propaganda channel?

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Post by daved2424 » Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:18 am

dodrade+Oct 15 2005, 01:09 PM(dodrade @ Oct 15 2005, 01:09 PM)

Is he the thin end of the wedge which leads sky news on the slippery slope to being a right wing propaganda channel?





That is illegal in the UK.

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Post by gsf » Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:21 am

Well at least he has been to Iraq a few times so I'm sure he knows what he is talking about.



The whole Iraq debate in the media (especially C4 & the Independent) is focussed on what happened the past. Whatever about the rights and wrongs of toppling Saddam, nobody in their right mind can want Iraq to descend into chaos now.



It's hardly bias to hope that Iraq can have a stable future?

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Post by dirkyt » Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:48 pm

I find Tim to be a great journalist, and his analysis is no worse than the new set up for Anna B and J, Martin, Mark, Steve and Ginny discussing their thoughts on the news. As for him being likened to FOX News I think that is rather unfair.




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Post by Mr Byrne » Wed Oct 26, 2005 3:11 pm

Is he the thin end of the wedge which leads sky news on the slippery slope to being a right wing propaganda channel? I'd be happy if Sky News went Fox News style. Its certainly the most right-wing news channel in this neck of the woods- and by that I mean its fair and balanced. There are certain other news services which seem to have a left-wing slant.

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Post by fusionlad » Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:23 pm

Mr Byrne+Oct 26 2005, 03:39 PM(Mr Byrne @ Oct 26 2005, 03:39 PM)

Is he the thin end of the wedge which leads sky news on the slippery slope to being a right wing propaganda channel? I'd be happy if Sky News went Fox News style. Its certainly the most right-wing news channel in this neck of the woods- and by that I mean its fair and balanced. There are certain other news services which seem to have a left-wing slant.





sky's hardly right wing- Last nights Sky report on the Homophobic Fred Phelps would hardly have been on Fox or any ring network.

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Post by xxx » Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:54 am

Now the BBC News 24 service, that is right wing!!!

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Post by Will Riker » Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:26 pm

Over at .. http://www.tvforum.co.uk/forum/viewtopi ... f#356829TV Forum somone said Tim Marshall was Radio 2 again today? What does he work for BBC now?

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Post by fusionlad » Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:04 am

No he was just filling in for Jeremy Vine..not sure if he's back again tomorrow..

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Post by TV Newsroom » Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:57 pm

Tim Marshall is in Baghdad, Iraq, reporting on Jack Straws visit to the country.

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Post by scottish » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:58 pm

Johnnie wrote:Tim Marshall is in Baghdad, Iraq, reporting on Jack Straws visit to the country.





...and as a result, Chris Roberts covered for James Rubin on World News Tonight this evening rather than Tim who you would normally expect to see.

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Post by TV Newsroom » Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:00 am

scottish wrote:(post=13439:date=Feb 20 2006, 05:20 PM:name=Johnnie)(Johnnie @ Feb 20 2006, 05:20 PM) 13439

Tim Marshall is in Baghdad, Iraq, reporting on Jack Straws visit to the country.





...and as a result, Chris Roberts covered for James Rubin on World News Tonight this evening rather than Tim who you would normally expect to see.

Which seems even more strange because i'm sure i saw James Rubin tease 'World News Tonight' during 'The Sky Report'

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Post by jk80 » Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:34 pm

dodrade wrote:I enjoy listening to his Iraq analysis, but he doesn't do much to hide his pro war, pro coalition bias. Is he the thin end of the wedge which leads sky news on the slippery slope to being a right wing propaganda channel?







I've noticed slight hawkish tendencies too. It tends to be a suble playing down of the difficulties and talking up the positives over there. So difficult to report without any perceived bias at all though, left or right.

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Post by TV Newsroom » Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:09 pm

Tim is currently on Soccer AM.

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Post by jk80 » Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:54 pm

Apparently he used to be in the RAF. I wonder what he did.

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