talkRADIO’s Mike Graham has said he is “thoroughly sick and tired” of the coronavirus “blame game” as he lambasted the mainstream media’s approach to the pandemic.
On his mid-morning show, he criticised political editors for quizzing the government over “what should have been done and what might have been done and what may have been done”.
Mike said the government’s daily press briefing had “become a laughing stock” as he hit out at “the same three people”, referring to the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg, ITV’s Robert Peston and Sky News’s Beth Rigby, for asking “the same three first questions.”
It is after the government has faced accusations of being too slow to boost its rate of coronavirus testing, as well as criticism being drawn over the country’s preparedness for the outbreak.
But Mike said dealing with Covid-19 was “way too important to be scoring points and trying to make out that you know better than every body else”.
He asked listeners this morning: “Is anyone else thoroughly sick and tired of listening to this constant whining and complaining about what's not being done?
“This terminal refrain of negativity from people who know less than nothing about dealing with a pandemic and politically motivated anti-Boris campaigners?
“I know I am and I'm not going to entertain them anymore.”
He went on: “We are in the middle of the biggest health crisis of our lifetimes, testing or not testing is a far more complicated conundrum than the likes of Robert Peston from ITV would have you believe.
“Why on earth can people not accept that the government is doing its level best to solve this ghastly problem and if they make a few mistakes along the way because scientific advice has not always been forensically delivered then so be it.”
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