The Guardian's Greatest Hits

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Re: The Guardian's Greatest Hits

Postby Gavin » 22 Jul 2014, 20:43

Well I think sadly it's a reflection of the times that they can do it and expect to get away with it and - publicly - even praised for it. Privately, people think these people are crazy. It's political correctness pure and simple - they think they are being worthy and right-on and the Guardian is happy to pander to that, as are countless public institutions. But people who are not odd minorities (and who actually work for a living) just think these columnists are ridiculous.

Roll on the revolution, when legions of highly paid unskilled and PC (and unnecessary) people are sacked. Start with the BBC, then the civil service.
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Re: The Guardian's Greatest Hits

Postby Charlie » 08 Aug 2014, 17:53

"Dr" Pitcher attempts to defend his ludicrous claims about GQT.

The comments underneath are (mostly) a hoot.
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Re: The Guardian's Greatest Hits

Postby Nathan » 16 Aug 2014, 22:01

The title and subheading of one Guardian article about feminism reads as the following:

"A trio of champion women? Steady on old girl...

Jo Pavey, Maryam Mirzakhani and Judit Polgar all stormed traditionally male bastions last week. Why are we surprised?"

I'd never heard of the last two, but I do remember watching Jo Pavey the other night - she became the oldest person to win the traditionally male bastion that is the women's 10,000 metres at the European Athletics Championships, i.e. with no men in the race!

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... lgar-pavey
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Re: The Guardian's Greatest Hits

Postby Nathan » 29 Aug 2014, 12:46

Not the most ridiculous article in the Guardian I've seen but probably the most disgraceful.

Blaming the Rotherham abuse on a fear of being branded a racist is ludicrous

He claims the Rotherham social workers ignored what was happening because they were overstretched, but not so overstretched they couldn't find the time to investigate into the political background of two UKIP-member foster parents and take their children away from them.

I do enjoy reading a lot of the stuff they come up with just for a laugh, but if they're going to do this then the sooner they go out of business the better.
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Re: The Guardian's Greatest Hits

Postby Elliott » 29 Aug 2014, 17:36

I'll probably say more about this later, in the main Rotherham thread. Here I'll just say it's astonishing how many of the comments under that article have been deleted "for not abiding by our community standards".
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Re: The Guardian's Greatest Hits

Postby Paul » 17 Sep 2014, 22:21

H.P.Lovecraft was a racist. Don't read any of his stuff. It's obviously true horror.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/s ... -statuette
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Re: The Guardian's Greatest Hits

Postby Nathan » 22 Sep 2014, 19:19

Walking cliché Guardian writer doesn't want to be English as he thinks all it represents is poshness and football yobbery.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... le-england
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Re: The Guardian's Greatest Hits

Postby Gavin » 22 Sep 2014, 21:49

Haha! These "journalists" are given short shrift at the Guardian too, I see :)

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Re: The Guardian's Greatest Hits

Postby Paul » 22 Sep 2014, 22:01

Excellent. It's just the kind of attitude I've been dealing with all weekend. No doubt my antagonist reads The Guardian too. I shall find out.
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Re: The Guardian's Greatest Hits

Postby Andreas » 24 Oct 2014, 17:58

This headline almost made me laugh out loud today:

Real equality is when women have the right to be as drunk and stupid as men


The "right" to be drunk and stupid...
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Re: The Guardian's Greatest Hits

Postby Mike » 25 Oct 2014, 01:12

Breaking News! Events in sordid high-profile murder case constitute typical domestic behaviour (and are intricately tied to racism, well, somehow).

Steenkamp’s killing showed once more – as if we needed reminding – that home is almost always the most dangerous place for a woman.


So far beyond parody that the comedians' union is probably putting in a demarcation complaint as we speak.

In other news, inamidst the mountains of blather about the Pistorius case, events of real significance in South Africa are studiously ignored due to the, erm, awkwardness of reporting who was responsible for them.
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Re: The Guardian's Greatest Hits

Postby Gavin » 08 Nov 2014, 20:36

If you ever wanted proof of just how utterly out of touch and condescending the left wing establishment are towards ordinary people, you need look no further than the 2 hr 44 min point through this edition of The Today Programme (BBC, of course).

"Do you ever read those bits underneath an article on an online newspaper?" says Justin Webb.

He's referring to the comments, which are invariably better reasoned than the articles themselves and usually much better reflect readers' experiences. He obviously never reads them. We find that the moderators regard the commenters as amusing or entertaining little pets, too. There is not a word about the fact that many of the comments, especially highly rated ones, are very well written and cut right to the chase.

I hardly ever read the actual columns. They're usually just idiotic. The comments though, I can spend a long time looking through those and if it wasn't for them I probably wouldn't go to any of the article pages. They bite the hand that feeds, these few remaining journalists. (By contrast, just a few better columnists such as the decent Norman Tebbit actually engage the commenters and treat them with respect - and they are duly respected in return.)

p.s. In addition to this, I noticed that David Dimbleby dismissively introduced James Delingpole on Any Questions recently - he had obviously never heard of breitbart.com, yet was quite proud of his ignorance. Typical BBC.
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Re: The Guardian's Greatest Hits

Postby Kevin R » 09 Nov 2014, 00:58

Andreas wrote:This headline almost made me laugh out loud today:

Real equality is when women have the right to be as drunk and stupid as men


The "right" to be drunk and stupid...


Ecce Homo..
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Re: The Guardian's Greatest Hits

Postby Nathan » 07 Jan 2015, 22:05

As expected, the Guardian has rushed to publish a few articles about the Charlie Hebdo massacre. To be fair I am bored with the Guardian being so predictable and can't even be bothered signing up with a new account so I can post in their comment sections, but here's one saying not every single Muslim agrees with what happened today and we shouldn't use the actions of a few to stigmatise the whole group.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... sm-muslims

It's all fairly zzz. Unsurprisingly though if you scroll down their list of articles you find one doing precisely with men what they are telling us not to do with Muslims, with classic Leftie logic such as:

Girls are more likely to be molested in homes where men live, so should we only allow lesbians and single moms to be parents?


Women shouldn't need special train cars to avoid harassers. Men need to leave women in peace

Zzz zzz zzz.
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Re: The Guardian's Greatest Hits

Postby Charlie » 14 Feb 2015, 12:51

As everyone here knows, the Guardian is a funny old place: on the one hand, the paper is keen to give a voice to anhedonic, censorious, guilt-ridden, Malthusian, miserable doom mongers like George Monbiot et al. These people are easy to mock, though, and the likes of David Thompson do that regularly for our amusement.

On the other hand, when it comes to other matters, both the newspaper and its readership seem - as we well know - to have a real fear of judging others.

Take this story, for example. Forget about the fact that it is obvious (sleazy) clickbait, and take a look at some of the comments, most of which seem to support the woman in the article:

The Guardian Pick - Japana wrote:
Well done for coming forward with that story. It is great to see someone talk openly and frankly about an alternative lifestyle which they know will draw ire, judgement, condemnation and ridicule.


doplenger wrote:
She's a swinger who's slept with 3000 men - good on her. I wonder though,if she's slept with women too. If they're going to have an open, unrestricted sex life, why on earth would you confine it to one gender only?


candeesays wrote:
Lucky woman and couple. No idea why so many here judge her so harshly. It isn't my cup of tea with so what. Beats unhappiness by a 1000 miles. All power to her joy and fun, surely.


SkitiminCuckoo wrote:
I have absolutely no problem with wanton sex and sexual encounters with multiple csual partners -- I think sex should be like having a meal with someone -- ordinary and like grabbing a quick snack or amaaaaazzzing like having a gourmet meal with delicious fine wines and everything in-betwee. And as regular.

Just be safe and try and avoid unwanted pregnancies in the process.


JDillinjer wrote:
Linen. Public. Washing. Not Judging, don't care. To each their own…


litesp33d1 wrote:
Generally speaking the prudish consider someone is promiscuous when they have had more partners than they have. I do think the expression 'slept with' a little twee when you really mean sh****d/f****d. If you have had 14 partners in one night good luck to you and I doubt there was much sleeping until afterwards.


Interessante wrote:
Having sex is a great joy. Despite walking with a stick, I hope you get more 3,000 gorgeous men in your life, you much deserve it because you are a kind of person we should praise.


Adam Scott Hillier wrote:
Well done that lady! It's good to see sexual openness in this dreary land where sex is still hushed up and not talked about. We need a society like this where no one is embarrassed to talk openly and without fear of being tarnished.


Reading comments like these, I tend to think that Steve Sailor’s prediction, which is that legalised polygamy will be next on the liberal to-do list, looks all the more plausible.

And who would you be to judge that? ;-)
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