ITV’s Good Morming Britain program has allegedly recieved a series of Complaints following an interaction between GMB host Richard Madeley and government scientists Professor Susan Michie.
The episode which aired on July 5 saw hosts Madeley and speaking to SAGE scientist about Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Madeley wanted to know whether the Professor’s views were influenced by her being a member of the Communist Party for over 40 years.
Michie, a lockdowns and face mask advocate who thinks covid restrictions should stay forever, is an adviser on concerning behavioral compliance with government regulations during the covid pandemic.
She compained when Madley dared to ask about her long-time membership of the Party when her hard left policies are the pure central state control of communism.
The broadcasting watchdog said that 145 viewers complained about Monday’s interview saying Madeley’s questioning was inappropriate.
AOL reports: Michie appeared on the early morning program to discuss the benefits of wearing facemasks after the end of lockdown.
In the midst of the discussion, Madeley stunned the interview in order to ask Michie about her affiliation with the Communist Party, and if that affected her viewpoint.
When Michie tried to brush it off and continue discussing her work as a scientist, Madeley persisted: “If your politics informs your sense of control, it’s not just a medical argument, but you have a political bent to want the state to tell what people I do.”
Michie then told him: “I’ve come on your program as a scientist, as the all people who come onto your program as scientists.
“They come on to talk about evidence, the relevant theories, how we approach scientific disciplines, and you don’t ask other scientists about politics.
“I’m very happy to speak about science, which is what my job is, and to leave it at that.”
Despite the straightforward statement ending the question, Madeley persisted again, causing Michie to add: “I’m saying that I agreed to come on this program as a scientist and I’m very happy to talk to you about the issues you’re raising as a scientist, which is the same as other scientists that you invite onto the programme.”
Madeley told her that her reaction was a “perfectly fair answer” before the conversation continued without discussion.
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