OUT of touch bosses of ITV News refused Alistair Stewarts offer to apologize privately to a man who accused him of racism – despite the anchor only quoting Shakesphere.
ITV News bigwigs at news provider ITN who also produce Channel 4 News and Channel 5 News refused and said that ‘it would not be enough’ to save him.
According to the Daily Mail, TV legend Stewart was ‘forced-out’ of ITN by new chief executive Anna Mallett, (pictured above) with ITN insiders telling Buzzfeed that she and ‘wingman’ editorial director Chris Shaw must ‘explain why they have hung him out for a public shaming’.
A petition to save him has reached over 80,000 signatures despite only being launched 4 days ago.
Stewart, 67 had worked on ITV for over 40 years but bosses took the side of leftie Lib Dem activist Martin Shapland, 34, who complained about Stewarts tweet quoting a Shakespeare passage that contained the phrase ‘angry ape’.
The man who was offended by Alistair has since tweeted that a private apology from Mr Stewart would have been ‘more than sufficient’, so why is ITV still keeping big Al off our screens? Because he speaks out against biased news anchors who were breaking the law by distorting the news with their opinions.
Last year Stewart said: “It becomes increasingly difficult for the public to get their heads around what is happening in our politics if supposedly independent TV reporters keep giving us their views rather than the facts.”
He has since tweeted that a private apology from Mr Stewart would have been ‘more than sufficient’, so why is ITV still keeping big Al off our screens? Because he speaks out against biased news anchors who were breaking the law by distorting the news with their opinions.
ITV NEWS HELD CRISIS
TALKS AFTER BACKLASH
ITN was in crisis last week as it faced a massive backlash over the decision to axe legendary ITN man Alistair Stewart who was forced out following so-called race-row.
Insiders say that ITN bigwigs were ‘stunned’ at the backlash against Mr Stewart being forced out, as he received incredible support across Britain.
The network that was accused of hosting a ‘Remain-Extravaganza’ on Brexit night held crisis talks at its HQ on Grays Inn Road.
Alistair who has been a staple of ITV News broadcasts for decades was widley loved for his ‘Shakesperian’ bellows of the news to the soundtrack of big ben’s bongs, he was more than TV.