This morning, TalkRadio veteran Mike Graham interviewed carpenter and Insulate Britain spokesperson Cameron Ford, clearly hoping for an easy win and a funny clip for Twitter. After interrogating the campaigner for all of 30 seconds and failing to get a rise out of the perpetually calm activist, Graham became visibly frustrated. Graham’s final mode of attack was accusing the carpenter of harming trees for a living. An unfazed Cameron quickly pointed out that his job was sustainable because trees grow back. Graham’s response was to insist you can grow “other things” too – claiming, bizarrely, that you can even grow concrete. Who knew? Following an unbearable and incredibly awkward silence, the TalkRadio presenter cut the interview in a huff.
The embarrassing exchange might have gone away unnoticed if TalkRadio had left well enough alone, yet for some unknown reason they posted the humiliating clip on social media. For the eco mob this was the ‘gotcha’ moment they’d long been hoping for. Does someone at TalkRadio have it in for Mike?
They subsequently published a cartoon of Mike presiding over a crop of cement with the caption ‘let it grow’. The only thing that should be growing is Mike’s embarrassment…
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”.
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…
In tonight’s LIVE with LITTLEWOOD:
Join host MARK LITTLEWOOD for 60 minutes of scintillating discussion with talkRadio’s MIKE GRAHAM; The Independent’s Chief Political Commentator JOHN RENTOUL; DEHENNA DAVISON MP, the Conservative member for Bishop Auckland, and KRISTIAN NIEMIETZ, Head of Political Economy at the Institute of Economic Affairs, and author of the IEA report Viral Myths: Why we risk learning the wrong lessons from the pandemic.
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On tonight’s LIVE with LITTLEWOOD:
Host Mark Littlewood will be joined by talkRADIO’s Mike Graham; Centre for Policy Studies Director Robert Colvile; former MEP Patrick O’Flynn; Spiked’s Joanna Williams; politician Suzanne Evans; economist Andrew Lilico, the IEA’s Steve Davies, and free speech champion Toby Young.
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It’s a year since Boris Johnson first entered Downing Street.
He’s won an election, steered Brexit and had a brush with death. He’s also shut down the nation and faced criticism over aspects of the government’s handling of the pandemic.
Tonight’s Live with Littlewood puts Boris under the spotlight.
Join host Mark Littlewood as he and a stellar panel of broadcasters, journalists, commentators and think tankers discuss Boris: Hero or Zero?
They’ll also turn their attentions to the mounting tensions between East and West. Are Russian agents acting with impunity in the UK? And will this push us ever closer to a new cold war?
And – assuming they’re allowed – they’ll discuss cancel culture. Is it the new freedom of expression – or a threat to free speech?
Taking part in tonight’s free-rolling programme are Times columnist Iain Martin, talkRADIO’s Mike Graham, award-winning author and comedian Leo Kearse and the Spectator’s China reporter Cindy Yu.
They’ll be joined by City AM’s Rachel Cunliffe, ConservativeHome’s Mark Wallace, political journalist Benedict Spence, John O’Connell of the Taxpayers’ Alliance and IEA author and historian Dr. Stephen Davies.
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