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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15645 on: 10 May, 2019, 10:52:32 pm »
Btw, does anyone remember Tony Mills/Burgess gag from maybe twenty five years ago about...

opening the door to someone who said "We believe that white is right!". So I twatted the racist git.

Only turned out to be Danny Baker doing the Daz doorstep challenge..!
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15646 on: 11 May, 2019, 11:46:40 am »
...  I'm willing to buy into the idea that he just wasn't as media savvy as a lot of folk think he should have been.

Someone observed in a radio interview on the subject that he made a big thing about his support for the Champions League and that being the case they found it difficult to understand his lack of recognition of the racist undertones of the chimpanzee.  Being in the media as well, it is a bit of a stretch to follow the argument that he didn't know who's baby it was. 

For me though, the final blow was when he completely changed his story the next day.  It was almost like he had woken up, noticed that no one was supporting his position and that if he didn't suck it up he could pretty much kiss any chance of reviving his career goodbye.  Simply put, I'm not sure he is quite as dull on this matter as he's tried to make out.

Course I could be wrong, that he has the media awareness of a house brick and the intelligence of a UKIP politician.  That being the case then, I'm more concerned about which idiot hired him in the first place.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15647 on: 11 May, 2019, 12:31:12 pm »

Does he have a history of racism? I have no idea because I don't follow such celebrities.

If he does, why was he not sacked earlier and if he doesn't, why does one stupid joke demand his immediate sacking in this case?


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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15648 on: 11 May, 2019, 04:28:49 pm »
This diagram may help:

Canny Media Operator & Obvious Racist   A Career Clown
   

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15649 on: 14 May, 2019, 11:29:27 am »
Someone has made a pretty solid 1-page RPG, 'Dementia and Dealings', that reflect the cross-Atlantic trend of politics.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15650 on: 22 May, 2019, 02:56:10 pm »
A letter has been written to The Grauniad from various UK-born or based writers.

Squaxx may recognise a few names there:

  • Nick Harkaway
  • Suw Charman-Anderson
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Laurie Penny
  • Warren Ellis
  • Emma Kennedy
  • John le Carré
  • Philip Pullman
  • Charles Arthur
  • Robert Harris
  • Dr Sue Black
  • Kieron Gillen
  • Joe Abercrombie
  • Samuel West
  • Prof Kate Williams
  • Sam Baker
  • Dr Helen Czerski
  • Nikesh Shukla
  • Dr Sunny Singh
  • Molly Flatt
  • Sarah Hilary
  • Irenosen Okojie
  • Tade Thompson
  • Ben Lyttleton
  • Paul Cornell
  • Andy Diggle
  • Max Porter
  • Sarah Pinborough
  • Rob Williams
  • Ed James
  • Paul Burston
  • Simon Spurrier
  • Al Ewing
  • Emma Newman
  • Tom Hunter
  • Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Prof Adam Roberts
  • Robert Shearman
  • Adam Christopher
  • Prof David Andress
  • James Henry
  • Mike Carey
  • Jon Courtenay Grimwood
  • Gaia Vince
  • David Barnett
  • Alex Paknadel
  • James Smythe
  • Martyn Waites
  • Dr Una McCormack
  • Steve Mosby
  • Prof Roger Luckhurst
  • Chrissy Williams
  • Claire North
  • Dave Hutchinson
  • Kim Curran
  • Barbara Nadel
  • Julia Crouch
  • Juliet E McKenna
  • Den Patrick
  • Jill Dawson
  • Dan Watters
  • Sydney Moore
  • Sophia McDougall
  • Neil Broadfoot
  • Daragh Carville
  • Anne Charnock
  • Al Robertson
  • Lesley Thomson
  • Jaine Fenn
  • Dr Mark Blacklock
  • Jo Baker
  • E. J. Swift
  • Rhiannon Lassiter
  • David Gullen
  • Ian Whates
  • Ian Macleod
  • Laura Wade
  • Tricia Sullivan
  • Andrew Greig
  • James Oswald
  • Jane Rogers
  • Julian Simpson
  • Marina Lewycka
  • Sydney Padua
  • Annie Auerbach
  • Tom Pollock
  • Liz Fraser
  • Paul Johnston

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15651 on: 22 May, 2019, 03:10:44 pm »
A letter has been written to The Grauniad from various UK-born or based writers.

Squaxx may recognise a few names there:

Kenneth Niemand's name isn't on that list. *


* Yes it is

Theblazeuk

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15652 on: 22 May, 2019, 03:47:00 pm »
Warren Ellis has some cheek after those FreakAngels of his severed us from the outside world in an apocalyptic flood and psychic bubble!

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15653 on: 22 May, 2019, 04:17:11 pm »
And also in a readable format:

Nick Harkaway
Suw Charman-Anderson
Neil Gaiman
Laurie Penny
Warren Ellis
Emma Kennedy
John le Carré
Philip Pullman
Charles Arthur
Robert Harris
Dr Sue Black
Kieron Gillen
Joe Abercrombie
Samuel West
Prof Kate Williams
Sam Baker
Dr Helen Czerski
Nikesh Shukla
Dr Sunny Singh
Molly Flatt
Sarah Hilary
Irenosen Okojie
Tade Thompson
Ben Lyttleton
Paul Cornell
Andy Diggle
Max Porter
Sarah Pinborough
Rob Williams
Ed James
Paul Burston
Simon Spurrier
Al Ewing
Emma Newman
Tom Hunter
Adrian Tchaikovsky
Prof Adam Roberts
Robert Shearman
Adam Christopher
Prof David Andress
James Henry
Mike Carey
Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Gaia Vince
David Barnett
Alex Paknadel
James Smythe
Martyn Waites
Dr Una McCormack
Steve Mosby
Prof Roger Luckhurst
Chrissy Williams
Claire North
Dave Hutchinson
Kim Curran
Barbara Nadel
Julia Crouch
Juliet E McKenna
Den Patrick
Jill Dawson
Dan Watters
Sydney Moore
Sophia McDougall
Neil Broadfoot
Daragh Carville
Anne Charnock
Al Robertson
Lesley Thomson
Jaine Fenn
Dr Mark Blacklock
Jo Baker
E. J. Swift
Rhiannon Lassiter
David Gullen
Ian Whates
Ian Macleod
Laura Wade
Tricia Sullivan
Andrew Greig
James Oswald
Jane Rogers
Julian Simpson
Marina Lewycka
Sydney Padua
Annie Auerbach
Tom Pollock
Liz Fraser
Paul Johnston
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15654 on: 22 May, 2019, 05:42:06 pm »
A letter has been written to The Grauniad from various UK-born or based writers.

Squaxx may recognise a few names there:

  • Nick Harkaway
  • Suw Charman-Anderson
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Laurie Penny
  • Warren Ellis
  • Emma Kennedy
  • John le Carré
  • Philip Pullman
  • Charles Arthur
  • Robert Harris
  • Dr Sue Black
  • Kieron Gillen
  • Joe Abercrombie
  • Samuel West
  • Prof Kate Williams
  • Sam Baker
  • Dr Helen Czerski
  • Nikesh Shukla
  • Dr Sunny Singh
  • Molly Flatt
  • Sarah Hilary
  • Irenosen Okojie
  • Tade Thompson
  • Ben Lyttleton
  • Paul Cornell
  • Andy Diggle
  • Max Porter
  • Sarah Pinborough
  • Rob Williams
  • Ed James
  • Paul Burston
  • Simon Spurrier
  • Al Ewing
  • Emma Newman
  • Tom Hunter
  • Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Prof Adam Roberts
  • Robert Shearman
  • Adam Christopher
  • Prof David Andress
  • James Henry
  • Mike Carey
  • Jon Courtenay Grimwood
  • Gaia Vince
  • David Barnett
  • Alex Paknadel
  • James Smythe
  • Martyn Waites
  • Dr Una McCormack
  • Steve Mosby
  • Prof Roger Luckhurst
  • Chrissy Williams
  • Claire North
  • Dave Hutchinson
  • Kim Curran
  • Barbara Nadel
  • Julia Crouch
  • Juliet E McKenna
  • Den Patrick
  • Jill Dawson
  • Dan Watters
  • Sydney Moore
  • Sophia McDougall
  • Neil Broadfoot
  • Daragh Carville
  • Anne Charnock
  • Al Robertson
  • Lesley Thomson
  • Jaine Fenn
  • Dr Mark Blacklock
  • Jo Baker
  • E. J. Swift
  • Rhiannon Lassiter
  • David Gullen
  • Ian Whates
  • Ian Macleod
  • Laura Wade
  • Tricia Sullivan
  • Andrew Greig
  • James Oswald
  • Jane Rogers
  • Julian Simpson
  • Marina Lewycka
  • Sydney Padua
  • Annie Auerbach
  • Tom Pollock
  • Liz Fraser
  • Paul Johnston

Fifth from top looked a bit familiar ...

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15655 on: 22 May, 2019, 05:57:53 pm »
Comic writers are paid to think about things.  Hence the common sense, I suppose.
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Theblazeuk

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15656 on: 23 May, 2019, 01:34:08 pm »
Yeah just look at Frank Miller

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15657 on: 23 May, 2019, 06:18:31 pm »
And Comicsgate.

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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15658 on: 23 May, 2019, 06:21:10 pm »
Yeah just look at Frank Miller

Point.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15659 on: 24 May, 2019, 10:32:55 am »
Theresa's gone.