Adam Boulton is one of the ‘stars’ of Sky News. He’s also incredibly pompous and just a bit less anger-inducing than Kay Burley. This is not praise. More of him in a bit.
The Extinction Rebellion are a direct action Green group protesting climate change by doing so when Westminster is on holiday, people with money and time are on holiday and in fact, most people are on holiday or winding down for Easter so instead of making an important point what’s happening is poor wankers having to grind out a living are inconvenienced therefore failing to win over people who’d benefit the most from a radical restructuring of the economic system. In effect these are a return of the well meaning, but mainly useless, middle class Greens of the early 90’s. More on them in a bit.
So today there were protests in London and Adam Boulton, every the man to tackle the issues of the day, interviewed Robin Boardman, a spokesman for the Extinction Rebellion. The result was Boulton unleashing his full entitled pompousness as he did more for the cause of fighting climate change than protesting outside an empty parliament ever could.
Boulton really isn’t at this point a ‘journalist’, not that he ever was, but instead he’s an unsold pile of Daily Mail’s at a W.H Smith made flesh. Aye, the lad Boardman is the sort of comfortable middle class protester a group like this would throw out to speak for them, but by the end of the interview I found myself on his side even though I find him part of that annoying middle class protester type which rubs me the wrong way.
Boulton is an arse. A dinosaur. But he’s a prime example of just how fucked the British media landscape is that instead of sitting most afternoons in a Wetherspoons nursing a £1.50 pint of farty ale and smelling of someone else’s piss, he’s presenting a prime news programme.
And you folk outwith the UK wonder why Brexit won?