GB News is in trouble…again.
It follows host Dan Wootton who faces calls to be ‘pulled off air’ after suspension from MailOnline.
Dan Wootton has been suspended from his role at MailOnline pending an investigation after a string of “serious allegations”, the publication has confirmed. Dan has strenuously denied the allegations.
Here are just some of the people who took to social media to get him taken off air…
@ionaionaiona said: “Why is Dan Wootton on air?”
@rules_of_izzy echoed: “Why are you still on air. Even the Fail has suspended you.”
@SteveKill1 tweeted: “I wonder how the investigation by GB News is going?”
@siany65 pleaded: “Get this man off air. Disgraceful. You’d be the first to call for this.”
GB News Ofcom
Carol Voderman shared Ofcom’s article and wrote: “OFCOM opens FOUR new due impartiality investigations into GB News Keep on logging your legitimate complaints about lack of impartiality on this link.”
Ofcom has today opened four further investigations into GB News’s compliance with our due impartiality rules.
The first investigation concerns an episode of Friday Morning with Esther and Phil, which aired on 12 May 2023. During the programme, there was discussion about a range of issues including relating to a teenager who was being sentenced for terrorism offences.
We are also investigating two other programmes under the ‘politicians as presenters’ rule – Jacob Rees-Mogg’s State of the Nation, 13 June 2023, which covered a stabbing incident in Nottingham, and Saturday Morning with Esther and Phil, 13 May 2023, featuring an interview with Howard Cox – the Reform UK Party’s candidate for the London Mayoral Election – speaking live from an anti-Ultra Low Emission Zone demonstration. We are also assessing the latter programme’s compliance with Rule 5.1 of the Broadcasting Code which requires that news, in whatever form, must be presented with due impartiality.
Finally, we are investigating an episode of Laurence Fox which aired on 16 June 2023,which was guest presented by Martin Daubney in Laurence Fox’s absence. It included a discussion about immigration and asylum policy, particularly in relation to the issue of small boats crossing the English Channel, and featured an interview with the leader of the political party Reform UK, Richard Tice.