I don’t know what you people find wrong with James Rubin – is it because he’s American?
I for one think he is a very professional presenter. He knows his stuff and he asks the right questions. I’m sure he has some good contacts as well. He’s very intelligent I find the show overall hery informative and comprehensive. Sky needed a World News programmes and they’ve picked the best presneter for the job in my opinion.
Afterall, the other presnter you have suggested, Paula Midlehurst, with all do respect, what experience does she have of World politics?
James Rubin is very professional. Why don’t reseve your negative judements for a while and let the idea of a World news programe sink in. Perhaps its the change you don’t like?
Well I certainly have no problem with him being American….the point I am trying to make is that he may have the biggest political brain in the world….he may have been an advisor to Clinton…he may be married to CNN’s Christiane Amampour…but that doesn’t mean he can read an autocue without looking terrified…which i’m afraid is exactly how he looks at the moment.
But….it might be worth remembering that news god Jeremy Thompson had a similar petrified look about him when he was brought back from Washington…and look at HIM now!…so there’s hope for Mr Rubin yet!
i wasnt havin a go at him for being american,just that we dont need an american view on our news,if u watch cbs news when its on sky during the night they never mention britain unless it involves the americans and yet all we seem to worry about are the yanks and their opinions
“The Yanks” as you call them are the worlds only super power…therefore thieir views are important to us all. In particular, a former advisor to the “Yanks” President should have a fascinating insight, BUT, he isn’t a good presenter YET…but with only one thousand viewers…the Murdoch empire will be looking for improvements FAST.
As for CBS…they do in fact have quite a few stories from Britain…considering we are a small island off of the coast of Europe…I think we do pretty well…at the risk of getting off topic, the most interesting thing about the CBS Evening News is why do they have that little ‘ol man presenting it?…he’s not exactly Huw Edwards is he?