TalkRadio’s Mike Graham took to twitter last night to slam Sky News’ coverage of Afghanistan by questioning the credibility of former sports presenter Martha Kelner.
Nothing personal but pretty terrible for @SkyNews to be relying on former sports reporter @marthakelner to give us the benefit of geo-political analysis on the #BidenFailure - shows how far the media has fallen. Next up the #ManCity @HKane transfer saga. pic.twitter.com/fHG0JateTR— Mike Graham 🇬🇧 (@Iromg) August 16, 2021
Beth Rigby was quick to jump to her colleague’s defence, commending her superb “analysis of Biden’s speech”.
Couldn’t disagree more. @marthakelner is a superb, award-winning journalist. And her analysis of Biden’s speech was spot on. https://t.co/913dlAI5lu— Beth Rigby (@BethRigby) August 16, 2021
Things escalated pretty quickly when goading Mike insulted Beth’s journalistic skills:
Comes as no surprise Beth. Any chance you’ll ever ask a decent question at a media briefing? Or apologise for being a reckless hypocrite? I’ll wait. It’s just a job.— Mike Graham 🇬🇧 (@Iromg) August 16, 2021
Mike wouldn’t let the issue drop, and continued to insult those rushing to tweet in Beth’s defence. Beth attempted to hit back with a sassy retort:
The only solution is to have Mike ask the questions at the PM press conferences AND front up coverage of the White House https://t.co/tlxlW5RCSu— Beth Rigby (@BethRigby) August 16, 2021
However, it was Mike who managed to get the last laugh, slamming Beth for her suspension from Sky News last year:
Unlike Beth I’ve covered the White House. Also unlike Beth I’ve never been suspended from my job for reckless, hypocritical behaviour. https://t.co/3ACzJNLt5D— Mike Graham 🇬🇧 (@Iromg) August 16, 2021
Guido wonders if there will be any hope for #PositiveTwitterDay which this year will be taking place on Friday, August 27th…