July 21st, 2014

Evan Davis New Newsnight Presenter


113 Comments

  1. 1
    Duncan Banatyne says:

    And for this reason, I am oooooot

  2. 2

    Going to be harder for him to get away with interrupting people…

  3. 3
    BBC says:

    Anything right of left is evil.

  4. 4
    Opening bat says:

    At least he’s not Huntsberg

  5. 5
    Onwards and Upwards says:

    The Bottom Line comes to moving pictures.

  6. 6
    Gay Priders says:

    Another step forward in our triumphant march. Hoping Dave will issue a congratulatory statement before tonight.

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Screaming leftie. Poor choice. Yet typical.

  8. 8
    Long John Silver' s parrot says:

    OMG

  9. 9
    Looking for quality news says:

    They don’t even try and pretend to be independent do they?!

  10. 10
    Evan Davis' Bottom (Line) says:

    Welcome to the nasty world of the BBC:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-ouch-28342833

  11. 11
    Watt Tyler says:

    Poor substitute for Paxo! What particularly annoys me about him on the BBC R4 Today Programme is the way in which he “sums up” what an interviewee has said in a way which isn’t what they actually said at all. And he does it as a statement – not as a question – so they have no opportunity to argue.

  12. 12
    Hamas says:

    Allāhu Akbar

  13. 13
    England is becumin a ferd world cess-pit innit says:

    Bravo BBC!!

    Appointing a gay champagne socialist to present Newsnight is inspired!!

    Bravo!!

  14. 14
    A thirteen year old says:

    Totally agree

  15. 15
    visibly shaken says:

    a self confessed paid up member of the metropolitan elite

  16. 16
    Fishy says:

    ‘A radical change in direction for the increasingly influential show…’

    At least you wrote the words in RED.

  17. 17
    England is becumin a ferd world cess-pit innit says:

    Shuddup Doucan you scotch cuuuu’nt

  18. 18
    Anonymous says:

    I presume Eddie Mair declined it,given Newsnight’s growing reputation.

  19. 19
    Anonymous says:

    What an awful decision. Another leftie. This will ensure that the rating for Newsnight fall even lower.

  20. 20
    BBC past, present and future says:

    Evan : I’ve seen your economic plans and consider them to be a work of genius.

    Ed Balls : Thank you. Yes they are.

    Evan : Ed Balls, thank you very much. And now a report from Allegra Stratton on divisions in the Tory party over the EU.

  21. 21
    England is becumin a ferd world cess-pit innit says:

    No, of course they don’t

    But if Cameroon had any beliefs….any conviction he would order a boycott of the socialist rat’s propaganda machine

  22. 22
    Sarah Millington says:

    Excellent.

    That is the death of this failed, tired & left wing format.

    I give it 6 months before the viewing figures & the complaints kill it.

  23. 23
    Busby Barclay says:

    Wonder how much the BBC paid headhunters to find him? Ex Guardian editor hires fellow lefty BBC reporter Shock!!!

  24. 24
    Vote Dave? Get stuffed says:

    What a fucking joke.

  25. 25
    Dorkass says:

    Can’t believe how much he’s aged since I last saw him, on Newsnight in fact, when he was its gurning economics bod: good news, bad news, any news at all, it was grin grin grin all the way – freakish. Even now the memory brings a chill. That PA must weigh heavy…

  26. 26
  27. 27
    Gaylord says:

    The man who wears his trouser belt around his scrotum will now, surely, have to leave Dragons Den…….please.

    Is it true he has a screw through his manhood?

  28. 28
    P.Mandevilson, the Eminence Greasy says:

    Hmmmmm

  29. 29
    Prof. Serious of BridgeOx University, department of Deep Studies says:

    Dear colleagues,
    forgive me if I make an obvious point, but the BBC licence fee, known also as the Freedom Tax, really must be scrapped.

  30. 30
    rick says:

    Dave has often praised the BBC as being a valued and much cherished British institution.
    What’s in it for him, I wonder. Ultimately you have to follow the money.

  31. 31
    The whole country knows the BBC is bent. says:

    The appointment of this obnoxious tenth rate apology for a journalist/interviewer/presenter – I use those job descriptions very loosely – will surely sound the death knell of this programme.

    I watch it now, very rarely, but only for its comedy value.

  32. 32
    Bluto says:

    The BBC is in full pre-election subliminal campaign mode on behalf of the Labour party. Probably stocked up with champagne already. On Antiques Roadshow they managed to contrive playing an antique recording of the Red Flag and tut-tutted at the Victorian prejudice Britain’s first black footballer “must have faced” even though the owner of the memorabilia said he had been popular in the English village he settled in and had married a local lady.

    From the trailers it looks like they are going to re-play 1914-18 as Class War too. Historic drama on the BBC has pretty much descended into lefty morality plays with loads of Tory bashing and/or anachronistic and out of context preaching about modern lefty causes.

    John Fay (scriptwriter of the Mill, scouser, grievance shrouded, intense, glasses) summed it up nicely:-

    “I’m not an historian, but as a dramatist I can tell the truth by making things up”

    There’s a word for that Mr Fay. It is propaganda.

  33. 33
    Grammar School Boy says:

    Aye, what he/she said.

    I rarely watch it now but henceforth it’ll never be on. The only decent point is that it gets him off the Toady prog.

  34. 34
    Jeremy Clarkson says:

    Newsnight is just as funny as Top Gear but for non petrol heads.

  35. 35
    Peter Snow, impartial news presenter says:

    Were any other country on Earth doing what is being done in Gaza, there would be worldwide uproar— Jon Snow (@jonsnowC4) July 20, 2014

  36. 36
    Anonymous says:

    Uproar at what precisely?

  37. 37
    Fred says:

    Nice, the left wingery comes to NewsNight.

  38. 38
    Anonymous says:

    LOL what a pathetic little troll all look these men are evil while stood next to and protecting evil men who you don’t not name! why? because you like their politics ?
    Hypocrite and coward !

  39. 39

    Nothing will save Newsnight. Davis has made a big mistake. Unless he plans to go into the Lords and join Miliband’s government in 2015.

  40. 40
    Naive Gladys says:

    Does this mean Newsnight is going to be left wing in future?

  41. 41

    ‘On Antiques Roadshow they managed to contrive playing an antique recording of the Red Flag…’

    I’m sure that’s going to make a big difference to Labour support. You realise, don’t you, that most punters wouldn’t reconise the Red Flag if it was mountrd on a gold pole and stuck up your orifice of choice? And ‘Antiques Roadshow’? Surely the favourite viewing of Ukip supporters, like your goodself obviously.

  42. 42
    Taxee says:

    Duty free shops. Millions still believe they exist.

  43. 43
    Laurie Penny says:

    The sexist misogyny is ruling us again.

    It’s too hot for me to protest though.

    Buy my book!

  44. 44
    Intimate Rings says:

    Lots of impartial news coverage in store, then.

    Expect to see lots of impartial movers and shakers on the programme: Owen J, Toilets, Alibhai-Brown, Eyeshadow Burnham, Tristram Cnut . . . That’s enough Cnuts for now.

  45. 45
    Roma Bert. says:

    Another good reason NOT to view it!

  46. 46
    Roma Bert. says:

    Another good day for Common Purpose I suspect.

  47. 47
    Bluto says:

    As Mr Starmer might say, it’s a pattern of behaviour.

    And I’m not a UKIP supporter.

  48. 48

    Another one with an agenda

  49. 49
    No thanks Keynes says:

    As a young man inclined to the right I’m always baffled by the comments section of right-leaning blogs. Nothing says ‘we’re the realist, rational voice in politics that you should side with’ than irrational, oft-xenophobic ramblings interspersed with the occasional conspiracy theory.

    You’d think with an 18-30 vote that’s increasingly receptive to the ideas of the right they’d make more of an effort to appear at least *marginally* appealing.

  50. 50
    Conscientious Observer says:

    Huge swathes of your Country being taken over by Foreigners? No Democratic Vote either for or against it? No recognition of your Country on the World Stage (or having its own Parliament)? The opposition trying to stifle any chance of this happening for their own benefit?

    Palestine/England….Both could fit into the above narrative…

  51. 51
    Bob cuntface Crow says:

    Fuck Iraq,Ukraine,Gaza,what I want to know is,is Laurie Penny feeling better?

  52. 52
    English Teacher says:

    Can you write in English or has you brain been scrambled by all your petty party political hatred?

  53. 53
    Pants Bryant says:

    he can give me a ring.

  54. 54
    Jack Ketch says:

    It not what you know at the BBC, it’s who you’ve done.

  55. 55
    patrickhadley says:

    I wish this blog were more widely read. People need to know what Conservatives are really like.

  56. 56
    Mandy says:

    Mine’s to know and yours to wonder.

  57. 57
    John Bellingham says:

    I just had a good giggle imagining the inhabitants of Benefit Street sitting, Pizza on lap, fag in mouth and cidermax in hand watching Antiques Roadshow.

  58. 58
    Fly on the end of my nose. says:

    Can someone in make up kindly remove this fly from the end of my nose.
    It makes me look like a C*nt.

  59. 59
    visibly shaken says:

    the mill was blatant last night.

    here is a transcript,

    what shall we do about those migrants from the south of england who have come to undercut our wages in the north? queue the boos and hisses from the croud

    lets celebrate them and welcome them into our homes! cheers and crys of up the unions

  60. 60
    Truthspeaker says:

    Kirsty and Emily will be miffed but they should know by now that in the Beeb hierarchy (jobs AND interviewees) any dopey homosexual trumps an articulate woman.

    He’s just very lucky there wasn’t a Muslim applicant!

  61. 61
    Faux-phobia phobic says:

    One man’s xenophobia is another man’s fight to survive.

  62. 62
    You teach English do you? says:

    “has you brain been”

  63. 63
    Graham says:

    Another bloody propaganda programme for Milicretin and Liebour. Surprised that they haven’t recruited Naughtie and Montague, two more leftie shits.

  64. 64
    fhip says:

    I take it your “radical change of direction” was irony. I would have couched it in terms of a further lean to the left in order to fit the management’s slavish toeing of the guardian line. Evan Davis has always struck me as a self opinionated left leaning journalist with a big chip on his shoulder whenever he is interviewing a tory and a mind numbing lickspittle towards anyone representing Labour.

  65. 65
    200,000 households cannot be wrong. says:

    I suggest the photo was photoshopped with his face oranged, though they forgot his jug ears.

  66. 66
    Wavy Dave at #10 says:

    I am really a closet leftie. Psst its a secret.

  67. 67
    BBC - Bring Back Communism says:

    He is told to do it when they have gone usually, and they get the usual letter if they complain.
    Do you like our pro-Putin messages from our BBC correspondent in Moscow?

  68. 68
    BBC - Bring Back Communism says:

    Its a planned REDdical change

  69. 69
    Anonymous says:

    I went to a primary school during the 1950’s with one adopted black child in it. He was very popular with the other children and did not get any racism from them to my knowledge.

  70. 70
    BBC - Bring Back Communism says:

    Eddie Mair was thought to be far too popular and balanced, which is why we are setting our in-house Leninist Carolyn Quinn in place for the PM programme later this year.
    Eddie Mair will join Edward Stolten as experienced BBC part time back up.
    You are with us, or if against us then you are dead, or soon will be.
    Our new Fuhrer Hunt is totally with us on this.

  71. 71
    Just Saying. says:

    Recently confirmed that Davies is not an economist. His qualification is in public finance as he admitted on the Bottom Line some time ago.

  72. 72
    Just Saying. says:

    Even better watching and trying to understand Newsnight.

  73. 73
    NewsShite says:

    How camp. Never watch NewsShite ever.

  74. 74
    Tacitus says:

    Try reading the Guardian comments and wonder at the idiocy of so called modern educated man.

  75. 75
    spanows says:

    Not ‘people’, you mean Conservative/anyone not in step with the BBC agenda. Labour luvvies get a cosy chat whilst the ‘Right’ ones get waspish spittle flecked interrupting rants.

  76. 76
    Anonymous says:

    The laugh is he’s got better legs than Maitlis or rat face.

  77. 77
    Justin Webb of the Toady Programme says:

    I am going to go into a loooong sulk over being passed over, and I am definitely better looking and more left wing.

  78. 78
    Cor Blimey. says:

    NUT’s to you.

  79. 79
    Peter Martin says:

    Killing it-wise:

    “the viewing figures” – possible; even the BBC needs to pay some heed to ratings to pay market rates.

    “complaints” – good one. The notion that any complaint actually has an impact…. I’ll still be laughing at that notion later on.

  80. 80
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    No one educated reads the Guardian let alone comments there.

  81. 81
    English Teacher says:

    Subject of Labour education ploicy!

  82. 82
    Neil Down says:

    Finally BBC TV gets to pump out undiluted London-leftist propaganda on a daily basis then, with no Paxman or Brillo around to throw a conservative spanner in the works.

  83. 83
    Evan Davis says:

    I am a harder because getting rent boys is easier on Newsnight.

  84. 84
    Diddley says:

    Yep, he’s a cu nt – I’m out too!

  85. 85
    mi brane hurtz says:

    This is not a Conservative blog you leftard pillock.

  86. 86
    Kulak murdered by Marxist filth. says:

    He was not the only one to notice the embarrassing ignorance of the Propaganda on that programme. Someone should hang for it.

  87. 87

    He never seems to be looking directly at the camera

    He is either very very insincere or he has not yet found the autocue.

  88. 88
    Anonymous says:

    I went to school in the early sixties with an Indian child, she came to my birthday party (when I was 7 or 8) and gave me a black dolly – I thought nothing of it . My brother married an Indian, none of it being a problem. Back then they integrated; all immigrants could if they wanted be reunited in their own home culture in their own home. Where do we English have to go once England is completely ruined, and our own culture diminished in favour of something from the third world? It’s just too much.

  89. 89
    Ziz says:

    from the same pot they use for Hain

  90. 90
    Anonymous says:

    I went to school in the early sixties with an Indian child, she came to my birthday party (when I was 7 or 8) and gave me a black dolly – I thought nothing of it . My brother married an Indian, none of it being a problem. Back then they integrated; all immigrants could if they wanted be reunited in their own home culture in their own home. Planners could stop the decimation of England, they’re pretty good at stopping new cottages being built.

  91. 91
    Anonymous says:

    Gay mafia rules -OK sweety?

  92. 92
    Katy says:

    Not sure about the scrotum but I happen to know his nickname in the BBC corridors is Tinsel Tits.

  93. 93
  94. 94

    Well, I think you’re certainly hot.

  95. 95
    Phil Space says:

    What, all the mean bastards who won’t pay for the Times or Telegraph sites?

  96. 96
    Phil Space says:

    Well, that just goes to show you’ve got either a hearing problem or a comprehension problem.

  97. 97
    Sir Keith Joesfist says:

    Evan’s above!

    But who is below?

    You have to remember the Beeb is under enormous pressures from ‘Honourable (sic) Tory Members’ to make our nightly injection of politics come out inside The Bottom Line

  98. 98
    John says:

    Pinko ‘Albert’, now there’s a surprise…….

  99. 99
    RichUpNorth says:

    From big-nose to big-ears!

  100. 100
    Bloke says:

    That rhotacistic queen is highly irritating.

  101. 101
    Anonymous says:

    I like the colour red too.

    Since the Newsnight anchor ( read dead weight ) Paxman decided to become a parody of himself it will be very difficult to fill the gap between serious journalism –
    anyone remember The Money Programme and Brian Walden Weekend World ?
    and what used to be called ‘ Serious Programming ‘

    The current penchant is for visual graphics because we are all to stupid to understand what the presenters are talking about without pictures.

    If I want a melange of That’s Life and Nationwide the I’ll nip back to the 70’s on Youtube.

    Meanwhile enough of the cleverness of the graphic designers and computer literate producers just sit two people down to debate and discuss. It’s not that hard surely? But then again it is if the interviewer is ‘ briefed ‘ by some spotty 20 odd year old who relies on Wikipedia and the stuff that comes from PA or Reuters direct to his/her Smartphone for up to date information.

    They may as well relay the Weather for this week.

    Paxman’s next job?

    New Series: When Parishoners Fall Out.

    First Episode: What exactly are the Welsh for?

  102. 102
    Anonymous says:

    I like the colour red too.

    Since the Newsnight anchor ( read dead weight ) Paxman decided to become a parody of himself it will be very difficult to fill the gap between serious journalism –
    anyone remember The Money Programme and Brian Walden Weekend World ?
    and what used to be called ‘ Serious Programming ‘

    The current penchant is for visual graphics because we are all to stupid to understand what the presenters are talking about without pictures.

    If I want a melange of That’s Life and Nationwide the I’ll nip back to the 70’s on Youtube.

    Meanwhile enough of the cleverness of the graphic designers and computer literate producers just sit two people down to debate and discuss. It’s not that hard surely? But then again it is if the interviewer is ‘ briefed ‘ by some spotty 20 odd year old who relies on Wikipedia and the stuff that comes from PA or Reuters direct to his/her Smartphone for up to date information.

    They may as well relay the Weather for this week.

    Paxman’s next job?

    New Series: When Parishoners Fall Out.

    First Episode: What exactly are the Welsh for?

  103. 103
    Badvok says:

    Try getting a visa to live somewhere else unless you’re loaded is nigh impossible.I’m just waiting for the time that I can be a refugee. Of course you could live in a euro country (i’ve tried that)

  104. 104
    Badvok says:

    Dear BBC. I’m out. I don’t want to pay for you unentertaining hangers-on anymore. I used to be a supporter , but the last couple of years have shown me how wrong I was was. I will happily sign a petition that would have you no longer leeching from us.

  105. 105
    SKY's papers review says:

    We dont see what the fuss is about, more traffic our way for sure.

  106. 106
    I'm actually ejaculating as you read this message says:

    Can’t beat to look at that gay gollum – have yer found the editor’s ring. Mi preciouthththth

  107. 107
    I'm actually ejaculating as you read this message says:

    Bear

  108. 108
    I'm actually ejaculating as you read this message says:

    Anything left of far right is evil

  109. 109
    John says:

    The good news is he will not be on the today programme which he has infested with his pro gay rhetoric and indulged in the strangulation of the English language whilst giggling like a teenage girl.
    The down side is that I will now no longer watch newsnight which I have enjoyed whilst it has been presented by Paxman, Wark and Essler.

  110. 110
    Dave the pleb says:

    What a surprise, a fashionably bent, fashionably Labour – supporting creep gets a top job. No doubt he believes in man – made climate change as well.

  111. 111
    stushie says:

    An economist can be anything he/she likes . They all talk bollocks.

  112. 112
    Anonymous says:

    What do you mean, another leftie? Paxman was a ‘ one nation tory’

  113. 113
    Anonymous says:

    About time. 25 years of Tory paxo is too much


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