James Rubin - World News Tonight

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Hullo
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Post by Hullo » Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:54 pm

Sorry to anyone offended about Eamonn Holmes : I know very little about him and should have researched the point before making it.



No, Mr Byrne, I don't agree with you at all. I don't criticise World News because it's presented by an American. I object to James Rubin being given the gig because he's awful. World News can easily be anchored by a non-Brit (although the current Sky stable has quite a few candidates). But not James Rubin. Period.

fusionlad
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Post by fusionlad » Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:58 pm



As for British presenters on American TV, isn't there an ex sky correspondent on Fox - James Cookson, is it?



and Fox have Jonathan Hunt...

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Post by Steven » Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:13 pm

Mr Byrne+Oct 30 2005, 12:15 PM(Mr Byrne @ Oct 30 2005, 12:15 PM)

Eamon Holmes has the right to classify himself as either British or Irish, I'm sure he's enetitled to an Irish passport.







On the basis that he was born in Northern Ireland then he is NOT entitled to an Irish passport.

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Post by gsf » Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:17 pm

Steven+Oct 30 2005, 02:40 PM(Steven @ Oct 30 2005, 02:40 PM)

Mr Byrne+Oct 30 2005, 12:15 PM(Mr Byrne @ Oct 30 2005, 12:15 PM)

Eamon Holmes has the right to classify himself as either British or Irish, I'm sure he's enetitled to an Irish passport.







On the basis that he was born in Northern Ireland then he is NOT entitled to an Irish passport.






Actually he is entitled to apply for an Irish passport IF HE WISHED TO DO SO.

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Post by xxx » Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:19 pm

Does it really matter, Eamonn is a great presenter, James is not!

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Post by daved2424 » Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:33 pm

gsf+Oct 30 2005, 04:34 PM(gsf @ Oct 30 2005, 04:34 PM)

Steven+Oct 30 2005, 02:40 PM(Steven @ Oct 30 2005, 02:40 PM)

Mr Byrne+Oct 30 2005, 12:15 PM(Mr Byrne @ Oct 30 2005, 12:15 PM)

Eamon Holmes has the right to classify himself as either British or Irish, I'm sure he's enetitled to an Irish passport.







On the basis that he was born in Northern Ireland then he is NOT entitled to an Irish passport.






Actually he is entitled to apply for an Irish passport IF HE WISHED TO DO SO.






That isn't what he said.



And no it doesn't matter.

dazzy34
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Post by dazzy34 » Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:08 pm

errrr i thought Ian Woods was born and bred in coventry?

dazzy34
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Post by dazzy34 » Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:32 am

Just watched James for the first time now, he talks very slow and comes accross as a bit.... errrr.... dim, im sure he is highly competent.

as an expat.....i enjoy having a brit present the news (i do so miss the accent)

i dont enjoy James.

Is it me or does he sound like Jack Nickolson?.......i keep waiting for him to cry out at any time "herrrrrreees Johnnnnny"



He looks a bit out of his depth IMO.

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Post by willdem » Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:33 am

C'mon guys. I'm not interested in the way someone speaks, or if they are slightly nervous, whatever. The main point is that this man has a vast amount of knowledge, has an excellent mind, and has many years of experience in government. I watched so many Sky interviews in the past (with Government members from all of the world), but none of them were as decisive, and to the point as were the ones I have seen by James Rubin. If I'm not mistaken, a newscasters job is to report the truth, and if anyone can get at the truth, it's James.

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Post by HBox » Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:19 am

willdem+Oct 31 2005, 09:30 PM(willdem @ Oct 31 2005, 09:30 PM)

C'mon guys. I'm not interested in the way someone speaks, or if they are slightly nervous, whatever. The main point is that this man has a vast amount of knowledge, has an excellent mind, and has many years of experience in government. I watched so many Sky interviews in the past (with Government members from all of the world), but none of them were as decisive, and to the point as were the ones I have seen by James Rubin. If I'm not mistaken, a newscasters job is to report the truth, and if anyone can get at the truth, it's James.






A valid point. I just wish he was more fluent, though he has marginally improved over the week.

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