Let me make this clear. The Stephen Nolan Radio Show is the lowest form of political discourse. Nolan transferring his “act”….and make no mistake…it is an act…of playing the Reasonable Exasperated Everyman forced to deal with lesser people who just happen to be politicians…grates on me.
There is no way tonight’s show can be discussed without using the words “car crash television”. Nolan of course be delighted. His raison d’être is to be controversial and…get the ratings.
The audience was the very dregs of loyalist low life. Most looked like they had been dragged fresh from a Flegs riot. Or an ID Parade at Donegall Pass PSNI Station. Or maybe they were threatened with losing Jobseekers Allowance if they were not in the audience.
They were boorish and thuggish and intimidating to the panel.
Stephen Nolan either facilitated this. Or simply lost control. Either way the BBC should investigate the programme. Credit to Gerry Kelly, Conall McDevitt and David Ford for standing up for Decency.
As I mentioned in another thread, Gerry Lynch (who also deserves some credit) noted thwart Basil McCrea had been suggesting an alleged solution to the crisis which involves the British flag flying from ALL council area headquarters on designated days.
Some months ago, I blogged that politicians should simply boycott the Nolan Show. They are doing themselves…and us …any favours by taking part in this nonsense.