7:17 am, Thu 10 Jan 2013
Channel 4: Will be 'vigorously defending' ageism claim
Former horse racing pundit is suing Channel 4 for £3 million after being dropped last year.
We are grateful to John McCririck for his contribution towards the success of Channel 4 Racing over many years.
However we reject the suggestion that discrimination on the basis of age played any part in the decision not to renew his freelance contract and we will be vigorously defending this claim.
– Channel 4
7:15 am, Thu 10 Jan 2013
John McCririck suing Channel 4 over ageism claims
After being dropped from Channel 4's horse racing coverage last year, pundit John McCririck has accused his former employer of ageism.
He is suing Channel 4 for £3 million.
Speaking to ITV Daybreak he said: 'Ageism is the scurge of tens of thousands of people in our society.'
1:26 pm, Fri 31 Aug 2012
Boyle: Paralympic jokes are 'non-discriminatory and pretty funny'
In response to criticism of
his earlier defence of his controversial Paralympic jokes, comedian Frankie Boyle has tweeted:
12:40 pm, Fri 31 Aug 2012
Boyle defends controversial Paralympic jokes as "his job"
The comedian Frankie Boyle has tweeted in response to criticism about controversial comments he made on Twitter about Paralympians during Wednesday's Opening Ceremony:
The Daily Mail reports that Channel 4 bosses "feel they [the offensive comments] would make it difficult for him to return to the broadcaster in the future."
4:59 pm, Fri 30 Mar 2012 Galloway wins by-election
George Galloway walks out of Channel 4 interview
George Galloway has walked out of a
Channel 4 News interview after presenter Cathy Newman asked him whether it was slightly presumptious or arrogant of him to compare his victory in the Bradford West by-election to Arab Spring revolutions in the Middle East.