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>> No. 21124 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 6:15 pm
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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.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51300799

What's he done? He's either offended some group or been caught trying to shag a young lass.
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>> No. 34288 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 9:51 am
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>>34285
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 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 9:56 am
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>>34285
Have a look at the comments on this:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/teacher-used-n-word-in-lesson-on-how-not-to-pronounce-niger-h0cbph8p0

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."

https://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/19397044.redbridge-council-lose-tribunal-employee-ian-stevenson/
>> No. 34290 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 10:25 am
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>>34289
>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 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 10:26 am
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>>34289
>>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 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 10:34 am
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>>34290
>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 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 11:45 am
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>>34289
> lots of the pupils would have walked out.
Lol what.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 34295 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 11:47 am
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>>34294
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 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 11:52 am
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>>34294
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 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 12:07 pm
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>>34289
>N word

Sorry lads, I'm not sure what this term means - can someone please elucidate for me, perhaps using the word in a sentence?

>>34295
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. 34303 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 4:14 pm
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>>34297

>N word

You know, like what H.P. Lovecraft called his pet dog.
>> No. 34308 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 4:21 pm
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>>34303
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 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 4:29 pm
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>>34295
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. 34310 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 4:39 pm
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>>34308
Do it. Say the word, ladmate.
>> No. 34311 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 4:43 pm
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>>34308
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 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 4:58 pm
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>>34308
>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. 34315 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 5:10 pm
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>>34312
It's only the plural that's autobanned.
>> No. 34316 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 5:25 pm
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>>34315
Thanks. That explains the what but not the why.
>> No. 34318 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 5:34 pm
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>>34316
Probably some immigrants from the other place.
>> No. 34320 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 5:39 pm
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>>34311
Go on then, say it for the lads.
>> No. 34321 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 5:51 pm
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>>34320
It.
>> No. 34322 Anonymous
25th June 2021
Friday 6:44 pm
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>>34303
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.

>>34308
Newsreaders?

>>34311
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. 34323 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 9:21 am
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>>34316
>>34318
It's because the plural form is their spam of choice.
>> No. 34324 Anonymous
26th June 2021
Saturday 1:35 pm
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>> No. 34637 Anonymous
16th July 2021
Friday 7:15 am
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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.


https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/jul/15/gb-news-shows-attracted-zero-viewers-after-boycott-over-taking-the-knee

Get woke, go broke.
>> No. 34638 Anonymous
16th July 2021
Friday 8:36 am
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>>34637

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 Anonymous
16th July 2021
Friday 9:11 am
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>>34638
Although the context is supposedly exculpatory, you should read his comments about Ferdinand Lassalle.
>> No. 34642 Anonymous
16th July 2021
Friday 11:25 am
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>>34638

It's just a dogwhistle for the type of person who thinks "socialism" and "authoritarian Stalinism with extra gulags" are the same thing.
>> No. 34643 Anonymous
16th July 2021
Friday 11:33 am
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>>34642
What's Stalinism?
>> No. 34644 Anonymous
16th July 2021
Friday 11:36 am
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>>34643

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalinism
>> No. 34658 Anonymous
16th July 2021
Friday 4:39 pm
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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. 34659 Anonymous
16th July 2021
Friday 4:42 pm
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>>34658
Lefties are brought on to be sneered at, not to be listened to.
>> No. 34660 Anonymous
16th July 2021
Friday 6:10 pm
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>>34659
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 Anonymous
17th July 2021
Saturday 2:28 am
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I meant to say "back talk", not bad talk. Sorry. Night.
>> No. 35294 Anonymous
13th September 2021
Monday 7:25 pm
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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.


https://theguardian.com/media/2021/sep/13/andrew-neil-resigns-as-lead-presenter-and-chairman-of-gb-news
>> No. 35295 Anonymous
13th September 2021
Monday 8:37 pm
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>>35294
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 Anonymous
13th September 2021
Monday 8:41 pm
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>>35295
They all tried to be Fox News, but when it came down to it they didn't know what to do.
>> No. 35297 Anonymous
13th September 2021
Monday 8:50 pm
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>>35294
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?

>>35295
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 Anonymous
13th September 2021
Monday 10:18 pm
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>>35297

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 Anonymous
14th September 2021
Tuesday 9:30 am
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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 Anonymous
14th September 2021
Tuesday 10:28 am
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>>35299
>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 Anonymous
14th September 2021
Tuesday 10:49 am
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>>35299
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 Anonymous
14th September 2021
Tuesday 10:49 am
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>>35299
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 Anonymous
14th September 2021
Tuesday 3:18 pm
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>>35299
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 Anonymous
14th September 2021
Tuesday 6:00 pm
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>>35299
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.
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14th September 2021
Tuesday 6:15 pm
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>>35302
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 Anonymous
14th September 2021
Tuesday 7:42 pm
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>>35305
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. 35327 Anonymous
16th September 2021
Thursday 7:53 pm
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Rupert Murdoch’s News UK has announced plans to launch a national television station called talkTV, which will be a rival to the floundering rightwing channel GB News and provide a platform for the return of Piers Morgan.

In a U-turn after similar plans were cancelled this year, News UK said it would hire “exceptional talent” for the station. Bosses believe Morgan fits in that category and is the biggest name to have signed up to the project.


https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/sep/16/piers-morgan-hired-to-launch-rupert-murdoch-tv-station-talktv
>> No. 35328 Anonymous
16th September 2021
Thursday 8:15 pm
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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 Anonymous
16th September 2021
Thursday 11:41 pm
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>>35328
>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.
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16th September 2021
Thursday 11:52 pm
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>>35328

Remember Squarials? Murdoch does. He murdered it, with great big barrowloads of newspaper money and a Luxembourgish satellite.

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