Read All About It: The Venal Uk Media

Discussion in 'Politics 2.0' started by Moose, Nov 18, 2021.

  1. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

  2. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    The Times's front page 'scoop' announcing Priti "Vacant" Patel's 'plan' to process asylum seekers in Albania turns out to be cobblers as the Albanian Foreign & Europe Minister in the piece denies everything and clarifies:
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  3. HenryHooter

    HenryHooter Reservist

    The plan, if you read the article, is not to process asylum seekers in Albania, but to process them in any offshore location that will willingly take them. The UK and Albania have recently been in talks discussing many co-operative deals to strengthen relationships between the two countries. No doubt the UK brought up the subject, but to no avail.

    The times refers not to a plan involving Albania, but discreet talks, much like will be going on with a large number of other countries. If they don't want to take them, we ain't gonna force them.

    Not such a pleasing story for tory bashers, but the truth of it, none the less.
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  4. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Growing number of Civil Service applicants labelling themselves as ‘neurodiverse’ decries the Mail, in a nod to the woke, leftism of the Civil Service.

    Then, if you read the article, you see its entire story is that a growing number are applying for the Fast Stream with disorders like dyslexia or autism.

    With no reference to the numbers who are actually getting an interview, which is the only thing that could actually make the Civil Service woke.

    Nor any reference to how many people in the general population have been diagnosed with those conditions, when this number has certainly increased in recent years.

    So really their story is: “more young people are likely being diagnosed with neurological disorders. The general public are applying to be part of the fast scheme.”

    Which doesn’t quite hit their hysteric, woke-uproaring target market in quite the same way.
  5. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    I think the only thing more tedious than the "woke" are the anti-woke.
  6. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Almost every story about the barmy ‘woke’ or ‘politically correct’ is confected or exaggerated. A simple attack on people freely living or thinking differently or new ideas disguised as ‘common sense’ or worse prejudice against those better off or more secure.

    The papers exploit how easily the majority feel threatened and resentful, their psychological weaknesses. The same old really.
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  7. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    The Mail back on form slavishly reporting on behalf of the Government to help it pursue its war on the Civil Service. Only by Government briefing can a most minor story about an information campaign decision become front page news.

    But it’s got ‘Christmas’ and ‘woke’ in the title so a guaranteed p!ss boiler for easily led boomers desperate for a hate fix.

    The Tories have always campaigned to divide on the basis of the ‘enemy within’. Works. But grow up Britain, you are being played.

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  8. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Is it gammon for Xmas lunch this year?
  9. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Never been a gammon fan. Smells rank when cooking and has an unpleasant aftertaste.
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  10. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    The Express in no mood to report actual news.
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  11. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    They reckon Rose will win, then. So does Mrs Keighley.

    Mind you, she’s neither black nor gay so likely to be the Express favourite.
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  12. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Great Strictly final to be fair. Well done the Express for highlighting it.
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  13. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Bit surprised they’ve not backed Princess Di.
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  14. This is what passes for journalism at the Telegraph. Made up story, justified with "it may be apocryphal, but it's worth telling anyway"

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  15. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    She’s a hateful person who even admits it’s second hand and apocryphal, but what of it? More than 50% of the Country hate the ******* Tories, so it’s merely an accurate representation of the Country’s views.
  16. Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett Reservist

    Oh come on
    No one cares apart from the racists\anti racists who seem to be the same to me these days.
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  17. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    You’ve obviously not met my mother in law.
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  18. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Keighley on a recent stand up tour.

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  19. westbridgfordhornet

    westbridgfordhornet Academy Graduate

    I've not been paying attention with this particular series but I gather things have been a tad 'controversial' shall we say. I haven't yet seen who's won? Did this favourite pairing triumph as Mrs Keighley predicted then...?
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  20. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I don’t play the piano as well as Sir Les.
  21. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Screenshot 2021-12-24 at 09-50-32 Brendan May on Twitter.png
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  22. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

  23. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    The Telegraph is also taking the bizarre ‘feminist’ (not feminist at all) line that Maxwell is being treated harshly for what men have done.

    Well no. The judge described her as a ‘dangerous predator’. She could also reveal what she knows about what powerful men have done any time she wishes.

    Why do right wing women pervert feminism to mean that powerful women can do anything they want, including to other women? We’ll never know.
  24. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    Apart from the quality of the writing, it's the broad range of subjects covered and the diverse views of the contributors that makes the Spectator so popular
  25. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I think this is more ones for the US 'Orns - Maxwell was done in a federal court where this is a decreased chance of a plea bargain? So the 'card' she has left is naming names for slightly better prison privileges but no reduction in time served?
  26. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    With whom? Judging by the twitter alerts & summaries I still get it stopped producing journalism a long time ago to focus on purely contrarian moonhowling rubbish. They should hang their heads in shame over the 'alternative' 'data' 'modelling' they've been churning out.
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  27. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    Twitter? No further questions m'lud
  28. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    The Spectator markets heavily on Twitter relying on it to spread its contrarian garbage.

    You can’t like the Spectator and also turn your nose up at ‘Twitter’. It writes with its Twitter audience in mind and monitors all its success there, not in physical copies.
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  29. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    Utter twaddle. Like all magazines it's success is measured by the number of print (and digital) copiers sold. Twitter might be a useful marketing tool to draw in new subscribers but the notion that contributors write 'with its Twitter audience in mind' is, frankly, preposterous
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  30. sydney_horn

    sydney_horn Squad Player

    The BBC being trolled by the Sunday Sport over editorial standards:

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  31. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Which is why it publishes most of its content on Twitter for free?
  32. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Very poor from the Beeb. This is what we get when the Tories mess with it.
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  33. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

  34. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    I’m guessing those ten most read articles are,

    Covid Freedom let me live my very privileged life waah!
    Transgender (again),
    BLM leave my luvverly slaver statue alone NT! Transgender (slight return),
    Meghan who does she think she is!
    The roaring success that is Brexit,
    Transgender why is the left OBSESSED with it (article 345),
    Ghislaine Maxwell feminist icon.
  35. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    Presumably with a link to access the full article and a limit on the number of stories that can be viewed without a subscription?

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