Emily Maitlis quoted Toby Young’s own nonsense back to him – only 5 responses you need
To Newsnight, where Toby Young was exercising his right to free speech by being interviewed by Emily Maitlis.
We only mention it because there was a moment where Maitlis took the opportunity to quote Young’s own words back to him and it was quite the watch.
“Hands up I got that wrong.”
Editor of the online blog Lockdown Sceptics @toadmeister responds to @maitlis pressing him on his previous comments that “the second [Covid] spike has refused to materialise”#Newsnight pic.twitter.com/n8LCo26n1n
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) January 5, 2021
Toby Young, I disagree with your views, but I support your right to say them, just as, I imagine, you support my right to say ‘Please shut the fuck up.’ https://t.co/1rpLtuIOzg
— Armando Iannucci (@Aiannucci) January 6, 2021
“Hands up I got that wrong” *barely pauses for breath* the guy’s a master tbh pic.twitter.com/5nEA774YxC
— Alan White (@aljwhite) January 6, 2021
Toby Young admits : “hands up I got that wrong” on his summer pronouncement that Covid had all but disappeared. No-one threatens his freedom of speech. He just talks bollocks @BBCNewsnight
— alan rusbridger (@arusbridger) January 5, 2021
The disinformers don't have to win the debate. They just need to seed doubt. I wish one of the lockdown rules was to make broadcasters and newspapers stop giving platforms to celebrity journalists who a) don't know any medicine and b) pretend they do. It's costing lives. https://t.co/2KLoC8p8wS
— Jed Mercurio (@jed_mercurio) January 6, 2021
There was also this.
— David (@Zero_4) January 5, 2021
To conclude …
When you hear Toby Young on TV on radio make you read this before listening to him pic.twitter.com/kSZr0HicHB
— Kevin Pascoe #SocialistLabour (@KevinPascoe) January 6, 2021
Journalists like Toby Young, who deny the seriousness of this pandemic and who know sweet FA about science and virology, should not be invited onto newsnight. End. Of.
— Otto English (@Otto_English) January 5, 2021