‘Why are we allowing these folks to speak on the air!?’ GMB’s Taliban interview has enraged ITV viewers.
HAPPY MORNING Susanna Reid and Ben Shepard’s “unsettling” and “outrageous” interview with Taliban spokesman Dr Suhail Shaheen has enraged British viewers, with many questioning why he was allowed air time.
Suhail Shaheen, a Taliban spokesman, went on the ITV show to be addressed by presenters Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard about his organization’s illegal behavior since the retaking of Kabul. However, viewers of Good Morning Britain were shocked by the interview, with many being perplexed to see the Taliban spokesman on their television screens.
“Why is Good Morning Britain even entertaining this?” one enraged viewer tweeted.
“Absolutely outrageous that given the misery people have went through over the previous few weeks, and continue to experience because of the Taliban, @GMB is giving them broadcast time,” one person commented.
“I couldn’t watch any more; I’d never been that outraged and upset about an interview before. I’ll file a formal complaint.
“I’m not a snowflake; I just don’t believe in giving airtime to murderous animals.”
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While Susanna and Ben questioned the Taliban spokesman about ensuring safe passage for individuals seeking to flee, some Twitter users demanded that former host Piers Morgan interview the spokesman, asking, “Where’s Piers when we need him?”
“Watching this interview makes me feel ill and uneasy,” one viewer wrote.
“@GMB,” someone else tweeted. Watching @benshephard and @susannareid100 interview a Taliban spokesperson who is being all nicey-nicey is surreal.”