'What a c***': News anchor apologizes for abusing minister on LIVE TV

'What a c***': News anchor apologizes for abusing minister on LIVE TV
Steve Baker received an apology from Krishnan Guru-Murthy, the main anchor of Channel 4, for his use of abusive language (Joe Maher/Getty Images, Leon Neal/Getty Images)

ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM: The Channel 4 main anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy has apologized for calling Northern Ireland Minister Steve Baker a "C**t." Outside Downing Street, the 52-year-old TV broadcaster was overheard abusing Baker while not realizing he was speaking live.

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In the entire conversation, which was a live broadcast from outside the PM's house, Guru-Murthy speaks with Baker after the interview. He begins by saying, "Thanks a lot, Steve." Then, seemingly in response to what Baker stated, he said, "It wasn't a stupid question, Steve, you know it, I'm very happy to go up against you on trust any day." Guru-Murthy then continues to laugh before muttering, apparently to himself, "What a c**t." Live stream watchers noticed the clip and instantly posted it on social media.

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Guru-Murthy eventually apologized on Twitter. "After a robust interview with Steve Baker MP I used a very offensive word in an unguarded moment off air," he admitted. "While it was not broadcast that word in any context is beneath the standards I set myself and I apologise unreservedly. I have reached out to Steve Baker to say sorry."

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For a time, it appeared like everything was alright because Baker responded to the tweet by saying, "I appreciate you apologising. Thank you." However, he later seemed to have a change of heart, telling Times Radio's John Pienaar that he hopes Channel 4 fires the journalist, as reported by The Sun.

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Baker said, "I had an interview earlier with a journalist I don't have a great deal of regard for, who I felt always misrepresenting the situation through the construction of his question, which I called out, I think live on air, or I thought it was a pre-record."

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"And he clearly didn't like that, quite right, too," Baker continued. "But I'd be quite honest, I spent a long time live on air, calling him out on his conduct as a journalist and glad to do so any time. But it's most unfortunate that he has sworn on air like that. If it's in breach of his code of conduct, I do hope they sack him – it would be a service to the public."

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Conservative Party MP Steve Baker speaks at the Conservative Way Forward relaunch event on July 11, 2022 in London, England. Conservative Way Forward (CWF) is a campaigning group, which is Thatcherite in its outlook and agenda. Founded by Margaret Thatcher, Steve Baker MP is the current Chair.
Conservative Party MP Steve Baker speaks at the Conservative Way Forward relaunch event on July 11, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Channel 4 News has already been charged with anti-Tory bias. Nadine Dorries, a former cultural secretary, declared she intended to privatize the broadcaster and claimed its signature news channel hadn't "done itself any favours," according to reports by BBC. Channel 4 has been a publicly owned organization entirely funded by advertising since it was established by the Thatcher administration in 1982.

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