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4 hours ago, NotThePars said:

We'll be begging for the BBC when Janey Godley's Comedy Roadshow is on for the 174th consecutive week 

Still preferable to watching your slot on GB news. 😉

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21 hours ago, MixuFruit said:

End of days stuff

 

Aye, Dacre is a proper horrible b*****d. More jobs for the worst of the right wing boys.

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4 hours ago, GiGi said:

Aye, Dacre is a proper horrible b*****d. More jobs for the worst of the right wing boys.

Apparently Dacre used to pepper his inspirational team talks to staff with regular use of the word c**t. Said staff referred to them as The Vagina Monologues.

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21 hours ago, SandyCromarty said:

Kind of heard that somewhere before.

Shades of 'Drain The Swamp'

And look how far that got.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/sep/27/uk-schools-told-not-to-use-anti-capitalist-material-in-teaching

Maybe not the right thread for this, but it's simply another example of the drip, drip, drip that I referred to. 

This is a totalitarian government, and by the time people realise this I fear it will be too late. 

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Some newsreader, whose job is to keep tidy and be able to read out loud, fired a question about covid spending to some stuffed suit prefaced with "obviously the government will need to balance the books" 

Firstly, this is actually meaningless. Assuming the accounts are right the books will "balance" . 

I doubt she meant "balance the books" and more likely meant reduce the deficit or the debt. That's certainly what the public would hear. This is a hugely politically loaded statement and is the sort of framing that got us into the austerity mess. 

Any amount of interviewing gobshites with opposing views can't give a balanced view when the whole game is rigged from the start. 

I no longer care if the etonians get their way and shut down the bbc. It seems like an enormous act of self harm to close down the main mouthpiece for their cunty system, so should be encouraged. 

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Have to say that from what I've seen of Laura's tweets recently, they're a bit less "on message" where the Government, or more specifically Johnson, are/is concerned

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52 minutes ago, MixuFruit said:

 

Excellent, but the Eu needs to revise the title to read that the Legal Action is against The Westminster Tories.

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12 minutes ago, SandyCromarty said:

Excellent, but the Eu needs to revise the title to read that the Legal Action is against The Westminster Tories.

but it's not it's against the UK

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23 minutes ago, MixuFruit said:

busy the day

 

I bet somewhere there is a tweet/comment about the same choice of image from some frothing clarkson complaining that there should be more pictures of white people. 

I strongly suspect that the choice of image is more likely to be informed by a mindless box ticking diversity policy than a conspiracy to brainwash the proles against muslims. 

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11 minutes ago, coprolite said:

I bet somewhere there is a tweet/comment about the same choice of image from some frothing clarkson complaining that there should be more pictures of white people. 

I strongly suspect that the choice of image is more likely to be informed by a mindless box ticking diversity policy than a conspiracy to brainwash the proles against muslims. 

I don't think it's a conspiracy. I think it's a lot of little unconscious biases that come together to make this kind of thing happen more often. Stuff like newspaper articles about crime being presented alongside a photo of a black person (even if the black person is relevant to a totally unrelated story) are a manifesation of this. There was a good thing in the guardian about it a year or so back.

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1 hour ago, MixuFruit said:

I don't think it's a conspiracy. I think it's a lot of little unconscious biases that come together to make this kind of thing happen more often. Stuff like newspaper articles about crime being presented alongside a photo of a black person (even if the black person is relevant to a totally unrelated story) are a manifesation of this. There was a good thing in the guardian about it a year or so back.

I don't think it's unconscious bias at all. I think it's a conscious and deliberate bias to use more ethnic pictures to accompany stories where stock pictures are used. It just happens that more stories are negative than positive. 

I'm going to have to read that monitoring site before i dig in to a position but i strongly suspect more anecdote than stats.

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Jeremy Vine = c**t.

Had R2 on in the car when this arsehole highlighted his show today on Ken Bruce's time.  After bemoaning people celebrating that Trump (also a c**t) had Covid, he summarises the Ferrier incident and comes out with:

"Dominic Cummings didn't have to resign but she's already been dumped on by her own party". 

Doing the right thing now = "dumped on". There are so many ways of being impartial on this that it's almost unbelievable he should describe the SNP as dumping on someone. "Taken swift action - do you agree with it" would be fine. But the pejorative use of "dumped on" implies the SNP should really have left well alone. Except they'd have got battered if they'd done so. 

Maybe under the new mgt he'll get punted for being too right wing to be impartial ...

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Jeremy Vine's show depends upon riling up retired listeners, he's always going to use out there language in order to stimulate folk texting in etc.

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I quite like the JV Show on C5 when he’ll say say something like “we should be doing whatever we can to help people... or should we all just say to hell with it, let the old people die? Let us know what you think”.  Fairly sure he goes over to R2 immediately after his C5 show so he’ll still be in WUM mode.

My other half used to hate the guy but has since warmed to him having seen his ability to drop these grenades, allowing one to sit back and listen to the resultant seethe.

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What struck me about Vine when he got his own show was how thick we was (either that or he pretends to be). For a guy that hosts Eggheads, he seems to revel in getting general knowledge wrong, in getting names, dates, and geography wrong, in claiming he doesn’t know or understand basic facts, and generally of playing a dizzy clown.

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4 minutes ago, Antlion said:

What struck me about Vine when he got his own show was how thick we was (either that or he pretends to be). For a guy that hosts Eggheads, he seems to revel in getting general knowledge wrong, in getting names, dates, and geography wrong, in claiming he doesn’t know or understand basic facts, and generally of playing a dizzy clown.

To host eggheads he just needs to be able to read and remember whose turn it is.  The answers are all written down for him you know. He doesn't have to know the capital of Burkina Faso and the winner of the oscar for best picture in 1983. 

I can't believe him and Tim are from the same fanny. Tim is an absolute hero. 

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16 minutes ago, Antlion said:

What struck me about Vine when he got his own show was how thick we was (either that or he pretends to be). For a guy that hosts Eggheads, he seems to revel in getting general knowledge wrong, in getting names, dates, and geography wrong, in claiming he doesn’t know or understand basic facts, and generally of playing a dizzy clown.

Yesterday he and his Weegie sidekick taught the audience that Shetland was closer to Norway than Scotland.

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