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>ITV News presenter Alastair Stewart is stepping down from his role following what ITN called "errors of judgment in Alastair's use of social media".
>In a statement, the veteran broadcaster, 67, said: "It was a misjudgement which I regret." ITN said he had breached editorial guidelines, but did not elaborate on the reasons for his departure.
>The newsreader's Twitter account has now been deactivated.
What's he done? He's either offended some group or been caught trying to shag a young lass.
|>>|| No. 34288
I did have to pause it after he mentioned that the teacher actually said "Niger" with a hard g, they really tried hard to underplay that. Honestly I agree with the principle that context is key, but that's with adults. With bloody kids in a school you don't just say that word unless it's really required to be spoken and properly contextualised. You don't just whip it out because it sounds like 'Niger' or is an anagram of 'ginger' or you really want to sing that new yeezy song to your class, it's just a bit silly. I wouldn't say sack him, but man needs a mild slap.
|>>|| No. 34289
Have a look at the comments on this:
I'm not really sure what their point is. Are they cross that the teacher is under investigation for saying something like "Niger is pronounced nee-zher, not nigger" or do they feel like the school or pupils have overreacted?
I guarantee that if a teacher used the word nigger when I was at school, we're talking almost twenty years ago, lots of the pupils would have walked out. It would have had nothing to do with being offended snowflakes and everything to do with shit stirring.
In related nigger news:
>A long-standing council employee has won a tribunal after being sacked for using the 'n-word' in full during an internal meeting.
>Ian Stevenson had an unblemished 32-year career working for the London Borough of Redbridge shattered when he was dismissed, without notice, last July. He claimed he was unfairly sacked for gross misconduct for using the 'n-word' in full during an internal training course on anti-radicalisation on 11 February.
>The claimant accepted he used the phrase during the session while discussing racist attitudes during the 1980s. He said he had only used the word after the facilitator of the course had described the discussion as a "safe space".
>In her report of proceedings, tribunal judge Imogen Noons said: "Although the course was about radicalisation, the claimant's evidence on the first day of this hearing was that he raised the issue of racism, specifically around Jewish jokes, stereotypes and websites. During the course of this session the claimant asked a question of the facilitator around when situations should be reported as racism, as sometimes it was unclear. She asked him to give an example and the claimant relayed a situation he had been in in 1985 when a black person had referred to his then girlfriend, who was also black, using the N word. In the course of relating this example the claimant used the N word in full. The claimant accepts that he said the N word in full. The claimant said sorry in the training session after he had used the N word and no-one at the session said to the claimant he should not have used the N word in full."
|>>|| No. 34290
>It would have had nothing to do with being offended snowflakes and everything to do with shit stirring.
Do you mean the students not actually caring but acting like they are to get some tasty drama/not have to go to lessons? I think it would have depended on the teacher, but certainly in my school I can imagine a "Ooooooooh Sir you can't say that!" and loads of shouting, like when someone smashes a glass in a Greek bar, just general chaos really. It was mostly white, maybe 5-10% of the year group were non-white. I remember many, many racist jokes from that time. I wonder if that's just the south?
Or have I misunderstood and you're saying the students where you were would have genuinely been upset?
|>>|| No. 34291
>>In her report of proceedings, tribunal judge Imogen Noons said: "Although the course was about radicalisation, the claimant's evidence on the first day of this hearing was that he raised the issue of racism, specifically around Jewish jokes, stereotypes and websites. During the course of this session the claimant asked a question of the facilitator around when situations should be reported as racism, as sometimes it was unclear. She asked him to give an example and the claimant relayed a situation he had been in in 1985 when a black person had referred to his then girlfriend, who was also black, using the N word. In the course of relating this example the claimant used the N word in full. The claimant accepts that he said the N word in full. The claimant said sorry in the training session after he had used the N word and no-one at the session said to the claimant he should not have used the N word in full."
Ah yeah, that can fuck off. Don't like this direction, unless anyone has any idea if any good can come from it? Seems like it's just a disaster.
|>>|| No. 34293
>Or have I misunderstood and you're saying the students where you were would have genuinely been upset?
Nah, it would have been full blown mischief.
This was a school in East Yorkshire where there was only one non-white kid in my year group of ~300. The year above had Kung Fu George and a black lad and the years below had a pair of Chinese twins and black twins but that was it at any one time for a school or c. 1,500 kids.
|>>|| No. 34294
> lots of the pupils would have walked out.
(A good day to you Sir!)
|>>|| No. 34295
Pretty sure we did Of Mice and Men at school twenty years ago, reading it aloud and doing other exercises around it. Doesn't Crooks get called a nigger? If anyone was offended at the time they kept it to themselves in class.
|>>|| No. 34296
I'm telling you if one of my teachers had said nigger, particularly if they weren't unpopular, some of the kids would have played up for shits and giggles.
|>>|| No. 34297
Sorry lads, I'm not sure what this term means - can someone please elucidate for me, perhaps using the word in a sentence?
I remember this coming up in my English class, the teacher chose people to read the passage and watched what they did for his own amusement. He was black though so if anyone voiced any concern he would say it's alright to either say it or skip it, him being able to lend you the special pass.
|>>|| No. 34308
Someone said it further up the thread, but knowing this place it's possibly a trap set by a bored mod. I feel like Richard fucking Hammond, I'm giggling at the notion but I don't have the balls. There's not currently a good enough reason to say it.
|>>|| No. 34309
I did Of Mice And Men at school about 15 years ago, where we took it in turns in class to read a few pages. Whoever got the page where Crooks is called a n-word read out the actual world, and nobody was particularly phased. Maybe because in my year group of 300 there were only 6 non-whites.
|>>|| No. 34311
Saying a word and acknowledging a word isn't the same as using it against someone or condoning it's usage, that sort of cretinous brainworms is the sole proviso of the woke Twitter mob who bully Authors for writing racist villains, because it must mean they're totally actually racist themselves; author projection, innit.
Also, "N-word" clearly codifies the intent and usage which would get you banned hence why you're all being cagey, so ban N-word posters that's what I say.
|>>|| No. 34312
>it's possibly a trap set by a bored mod
I thought the word was blackholed/autobanned so I'm not really sure what the rules are here.
|>>|| No. 34322
The whole gothic thing has never been my cup of tea, sorry. I did try reading some book from Spain that was titled something to do with Goths but it was all historical background on a wandering tribe calling themselves the Goths which I found altogether rather pretentious.
Sounds like you don't even know what the g-word is - how are the mods supposed to know what to ban if nobody ever types it? I bet it's not even written in the statute book so nobody knows what the naughty word even is that will get them fired from their job, ostracised and made to live on seagull island.
|>>|| No. 34637
GB News attracted zero viewers during some of its broadcasts this week, according to official television audience figures produced by rating agency Barb, after a viewer boycott prompted by one of its presenters taking the knee in solidarity with the England football team.
The channel has now said the decision of Guto Harri to make the on-air gesture on Tuesday in solidarity against the racist abuse suffered by English players was “an unacceptable breach of our standards”. A GB News spokesperson declined to say whether Harri, a former spokesperson for Boris Johnson, was still with the channel.
Business editor Liam Halligan and former Labour MP Gloria De Piero attracted no measurable audience to their show between 1pm and 1.30pm on Wednesday afternoon. During the same timeslot the BBC News channel attracted 62,000 viewers, while Sky News had 50,000 people watching. GB News’ audience again briefly dipped to zero at 5pm, during a late-afternoon programme co-hosted by ex-BBC presenter Simon McCoy and former Ukip spokesperson Alex Phillips.
The figures were recorded the day after Harri’s move, which led to widespread fury on social media from GB News viewers who pledged to stop watching the recently launched rightwing current affairs channel, making accusations that it had sold out and gone “woke”, secretly harboured Marxist values, or was in favour of Black Lives Matter.
Get woke, go broke.
|>>|| No. 34638
Why do they always have to drag Marxism into it? Don't fucking tar us with this nonsense. Drives me fucking mad.
I bet Karl Marx himself was a right racist bastard by today's standards.
|>>|| No. 34641
Although the context is supposedly exculpatory, you should read his comments about Ferdinand Lassalle.
|>>|| No. 34642
It's just a dogwhistle for the type of person who thinks "socialism" and "authoritarian Stalinism with extra gulags" are the same thing.
|>>|| No. 34658
Hang on, I thought GB News was a place of pluralism and difficult debate? Now they're sacking folk for not towing the line? This is the biggest since Game of Thrones went too pot, which is to say I saw this coming a mile off.
|>>|| No. 34660
Undoubtedly, the chap who kneeled probably thought he’d become the liberal Piers Morgan, I’m sure he thought he understood the brief,IE, glorified jester. However, this particular king doesn’t stand for bad talk. Not when it gets the peasants rowdy.
|>>|| No. 34670
I meant to say "back talk", not bad talk. Sorry. Night.
|>>|| No. 35294
Andrew Neil has resigned as lead presenter and chairman of GB News following differences in the direction of the rightwing channel.
The ex-BBC host was the face of GB News before it went on air in June but has left after presenting just eight programmes. He was unhappy with technical mistakes, the loss of key staff and its political direction. Neil was outmanoeuvred by the former Ukip leader Nigel Farage, who is now the face of the channel, along with a number of more stridently rightwing hires who lean into culture war issues.
|>>|| No. 35295
That's interesting. I saw the same story on the BBC website and it didn't have any of that detail. Also, I never got the feeling that GB News was as right-wing as it was meant to be, like they planned it that way but TV regulations prevented it. I wonder if it will go full Fox News now, or if it really isn't allowed to do that in this country and it'll just die quietly.
|>>|| No. 35296
They all tried to be Fox News, but when it came down to it they didn't know what to do.
|>>|| No. 35297
Do you think he was actually enough of a mug to think it wouldn't be Grievance Politics 4 You, or was his ego dented when made his inevitable descent on our screens?
They have to have taken token not-right-wing opinions, but their bread and butter is full blown Mail-esque screeching. I think LBC does something similar and that's James O'Brien's role, though I don't listen myself because what kind of sicko bastard listens to talk radio, so I might be misinformed. Not as misinformed as the sicko bastards listening to talk radio though.
|>>|| No. 35298
I think he thought he would be the big name who was able to call the shots and keep it on the straight and narrow by force of will. Bit of an ego trip I reckon.
He wanted it to be a channel that sticks it up the (supposedly) ninny lefty PC hand-wringers on the other news channels, while remaining credible and impartial, to show them how it's really done and prove a point. Which of course, went rather predictably.
|>>|| No. 35299
I'm confused now. According to the left, the right are waging a culture war. According to the right, it's the left waging the culture war.
I don't even know what's going on anymore or which one is actually correct. I can see the merits in blaming it on the other side and portraying yourself as righteously defending against it. Maybe it's not black and white and it's more nuanced than that. Maybe 'culture war' is one of those things that's lost all meaning, like 'snowflake'. Maybe it's all just one massive distraction.
|>>|| No. 35301
>Maybe it's all just one massive distraction.
Yes, here let me just -
>According to some media, the right are waging a culture war. According to other media, it's the left waging the culture war.
|>>|| No. 35302
A good chunk of the culture war is just a matter of the economics of news (nobody wants to pay for good news) running into human psychology (particularly: we like to angry at the outgroup and we like to split people into clean ingroups and outgroups.) and the economics of online advertising (angry people click more)
So you quickly get a situation where some teenage furries on Twitter who like the aesthetics of the Soviet Union will do a joke about James Bond being sexist or something and it gets headlined as "Far-left woke mob snowflakes want to CANCEL James Bond for being ""SEXIST""." because that's what will get the most angry people to click on the link. Most people don't even read beyond the headline, let stop and think about whether a few screenshots of Twitter is representative of anything, even the people making those tweets, or whether the interpretation given of the tweets is fair and accurate.
There's this fascinating underlying trend where people are to a large degree angry about people who don't really exist, or who only exist in a very small social circle but are imagined to be a dominant force in society at large. Worse still, when you're in Britain, you have the misfortune of sharing a common language with Americans so there's always a dose of their awful culture spilling into things and further confusing people about the reality of life in the UK today.
|>>|| No. 35303
Of all the people in the media, I find him to be the most loathsome. I hate him so much it's almost irrational - I think I profoundly disagree with every word he says.
|>>|| No. 35304
I'm not saying that the culture wars are being artificially funded by the 1% as a deliberate tactic to divide and rule, but if they were, everything would look exactly as it does now, and also, I definitely am saying that. The 1% orchestrated the culture wars to prevent economic awakening among the people. That is what I am completely and unequivocally saying.
|>>|| No. 35305
I think this actually started when Sturgeon was tweeting about it. Given the SNP's history with tennis people were quick to tell her to fuck off even though she hadn't said anything of note and the tennis player has no link to Scotland outside of being a British citizen.
Sadiq Khan explicitly got on his soapbox to use it to celebrate diversity in London and how anyone can do anything here. As someone who hates living here I think he can fuck off.
|>>|| No. 35306
You've missed mentioning the scary part in how this clickbait ultimately influences what happens in politics and hijacks our national attention. We'd have been in real trouble if, at the start of the pandemic, someone had been filmed shagging a seagull on twitter.
They'd be some debate in Parliament but all that happens is everyone makes a way to get their soundbite in about being pro- or anti- seagull shagging. Our economy might collapses and we respond to it with some signs at the beach saying "no seagull shagging" or "seagull shagging here" depending on who wins the next election.
>So you quickly get a situation where some teenage furries on Twitter who like the aesthetics of the Soviet Union will do a joke about James Bond being sexist or something and it gets headlined as "Far-left woke mob snowflakes want to CANCEL James Bond for being ""SEXIST"
There are actually any kind of honest nut you want if you search twitter enough. I think the problem is that the general public don't really understand that a nutter on the internet is an irrelevant nobody.
|>>|| No. 35307
The only thing I'd really heard about it was people telling Are Nice he can't celebrate her success because he once said he wouldn't want to have a group of Romanian men move in next door.
|>>|| No. 35328
I don't see how this can possibly work. If it was a good idea, GB News would have done better. Sure, they've had bloopers due to incompetent staff behind the scenes, but BBC News can't spell or done grammer rite in countless onscreen messages and updates, and nobody cares about that. GB News faced boycotts from advertisers; won't talkTV have that too?
And why can't we just have a generic highly-oppositional news channel? Have a few anti-woke stories, but also get ISIS warriors and communists and inc*ls. Let's oppose gay marriage but support sex changes for children. How would that not be exciting? I'm onto a winner here; I guarantee it.
|>>|| No. 35329
>I don't see how this can possibly work.
Totally agree - it would be like launching a new physical newspaper. But then, Murdoch has money to burn, so maybe we should let him.
|>>|| No. 35330
Remember Squarials? Murdoch does. He murdered it, with great big barrowloads of newspaper money and a Luxembourgish satellite.
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