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James Rubin – World News Tonight

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  • Squareeyes
    squareeyes
    Participant

    Oh dear. It really doesn’t work does it? and just one thousand viewers on Tuesday night apparently! Just shows you can’t just turn ANYONE into a presenter!

    And although the relaunch is on the whole very good…one other thing which doesn’t work is…the elongated “press preview” at 2330…quite painful to watch.

    #19539
    NewsMatt
    NewsMatt
    Participant

    Yep, hate to say it but James makes me want to go to sleep. Keeping an open mind though – maybe he’ll improve……..

    #31690
    Moxey
    Moxey
    Participant

    Must be the worst presenter Sky have got

    & to think they got rid of Vivien Creegor as well

    The bloke is awful

    #31691
    HBox
    HBox
    Participant

    I’m affraid to say he isn’t as good as I was hoping he could be. Shame, because this could be a really good show for Sky News.

    #31692
    Moxey
    Moxey
    Participant

    It would be a good show with a change of presenter

    #31693
    Xxx
    xxx
    Participant

    Paula Middlehurst MUST have this show!!!!

    James unfortunately has not brought the best analysis to sky from his days as a Clinton official, I hate to say!

    #31694
    Mr Byrne
    Mr Byrne
    Participant

    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?

    #31695
    Xxx
    xxx
    Participant

    Mr. Byrne,

    the audience rates reflect what each and everyone of us are saying.

    Paula I am sure, if she wanted to, could know a huge amount of knowledge on world news (remember Mr. Byrne) WORLD NEWS not world politics.

    James Rubin is American, I have no problem with that, I have a problem with the fact his presenting style is as boring and dull even if it is profound.

    Paula has qualifications in Journalism, I doubt James Rubin has a Broadcast Journalism diploma or the equivalent.

    We will see how long he lasts until a replacement comes.

    It is not negative judgement. And as I was told in another thread, Sky News is the best in the World so we rightfully expect a great presenter on a great show.

    And I also think my criticism is just.

    The show is great, James is a problem.

    #31696
    Calciofan
    calciofan
    Participant

    He’s really good, I like him!

    I know he’s a bit slow and stumbles a little bit, but give him time.

    #31697
    Guvnorgaz
    guvnorgaz
    Participant

    hes awful,plain and simple,do we need an american view on our news?

    #31698
    Squareeyes
    squareeyes
    Participant

    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!

    #31699
    Xxx
    xxx
    Participant

    I just can’t see him pulling it off.

    He isn’t cut for it.

    It is not that he is American and I dont like wrongful accusations being thrown! he is just utterly tragic, in every sense of the word.

    I hope he gets better, but I cant see it.

    It is a great programme, but James is just not very good at doing it.

    #31700
    Guvnorgaz
    guvnorgaz
    Participant

    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

    #31701
    Squareeyes
    squareeyes
    Participant

    “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?

    #31702
    Robbbo
    Robbbo
    Participant

    What an awful programme. In my opinion, Sky have made a big mistake with this show/ presenter!

    #31703
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