A couple of days ago we talked about Belinda and Sabine’s new business venture, McKNews, and how it represents a shift in focus, as they attempt to break into the mainstream media.
Belinda seems to have found a new sidekick, one David Machin, whom she describes as ‘an accredited National Union of Journalists reporter and producer’. He appears to be a professor of semiotics in the journalism department at Cardiff University, so it’s possible he does have some actual reporting/producing skills.
More alarmingly, it seems Mr Machin will be in charge of Belinda’s ‘new North London recording/broadcast studio’, as well as their ‘documentary programming projects’.
Belinda is offering Mr Machin’s services to produce ‘public interest documentar(ies)’.
It seems we were in error about Mr Machin and his academic credentials and associations, and we would like to offer our wholehearted apology to him for associating him in any way with Belinda and Sabine.
Further research has revealed that the David Machin who has lent his name to McKNews is an entirely different person.
Here’s how he appears on the McKNews site:
Note that his email address is given as ‘davidmachin999’. On Twitter, we found this person:
The same gentleman’s profile appears on Facebook:
On his Twitter page, which is almost completely unused, Mr Machin has nevertheless followed a few people, including Sonia Poulton. Oddly, we ran across a reference to Sonia just the other day, on Maggie Tuttle’s ‘Children Screaming to Be Heard’ website:
Funny old world, isn’t it?
Sonia even shows up on Mr Machin’s YouTube channel, along with the Corbett Report:
Of course it’s entirely possible that Mr Machin simply admires Sonia’s take on the world, and has never met her, let alone Maggie Tuttle, at all.
We were interested to see Mr Machin’s video, titled ‘EOS Biodome Project 2014 Documentary Promo’, to get a taste of what he might be able to achieve for Belinda and Sabine:
According to the blurb beneath this video, it was made for an organisation called the ‘Community Press Group’, formerly found at communitypressgroup.com, but now nowhere to be seen. However, its inception was noted on Before It’s News, and one of its leaders, Neil Foster, appears to have also founded the conspiranoid site, Sovereign Independent UK.
All in all, then, it looks as though David Machin will be an excellent fit with Belinda and Sabine’s new operation. We just hope he knows what he’s getting into.