UKIP Leader Gerard Batten hit back at ITV News yesterday and exposed what the mainstream media really think about the people’s party currently surging in the polls.
Mr Batten, 64 was invited to take part in an interview with ITV News with ITV political editor Romilly Weeks, but it ended in the 45-year-old journalist showing incredible bias and sneering UKIP, and one of Britain’s most popular political activists.
It was supposed to be about the upcoming European Elections, but predictably, ITV had other ideas.
“This behind the scenes look at an interview conducted by an ITV journalist with UKIP Leader Gerard Batten.” said a UKIP spokesman.
“The discussions that occur around an interview are usually more interesting than the broadcast interview itself.”
“Television channels search for brief clips to use in order to shape and support their own narrative. Here, UKIP provides the full unedited picture.”
Romilly, a supposed ‘political correspondent,’ starts by claiming that Nigel Farage leaving UKIP means the party is now ‘invisible.’
This is despite the fact UKIP has gained an impressive 11,000 members since Batten took over, and UKIP has been very visible, too visible for the Establishment – and that’s large in part, to the appointment of Tommy Robinson as a grooming gangs advisor.
Batten hit back: “I’ve been very visible, and I will be visible on your channel.”
The interview, predictably turned to one Tommy Robinson and ITV claimed that the party was shifting to the so-called ‘far-right’.
ITV attacked Gerard again, and said: “What does someone with extreme far-right views and multiple criminal convictions bring to your party?”
Batten: “He hasn’t got far-right views.”
Rommily: “This is someone who’s been banned from every social media platform.”
Batten: “They’re banning people who they don’t agree with, and demonetizing them.”
“Only certain points of view are allowed.”
“There’s one notable case of a convicted criminal whos tagged in the House of Commons.’
“Four members of the House of Lords with criminal convictions and one is [allegedly] facing serious grooming charges.”
Gerard questioned why ITV didn’t just invite Mr Robinson on to speak about his views.
The response was one of utter contempt for the millions of Brits who back UKIP and Tommy, many probably tune in to ITV.
She snarkly replied: “We wouldn’t give him a platform”
That says it all.
This is the kind of one-sided hypocrisy that spews from the mouths of the media luvvies in the elitist garden of London, high on their perch of morality, whilst sitting in their own cesspit of double standards.
ITN that produces ITV News for the ITV network is supposed to be impartial, and it has a duty by law to produce impartial news, but it never does.
ITV News is part of the Establishment and no longer does the once ‘mainstream network’ of regions represent Britain.
They once did, but now ITV Plc has decimated the ITV regions and can no longer can they see the real mood in the country they broadcast upon.
ITV sit on a perch in the Elitist garden of London, and that’s above Gray’s Inn Road.