Author Topic: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.  (Read 32896 times)

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #90 on: May 09, 2019, 10:34:45 AM »
That's staggering. They must have been looking for an excuse?

Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #91 on: May 09, 2019, 10:36:26 AM »
He’s just been fired by the BBC. Bloody hell.

You can't even call a mixed race baby a money these days! Political correctness gone mad!

Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #92 on: May 09, 2019, 10:36:53 AM »
He would be the first to admit that he can be an opinionated, gobby twat I would think. That doesn't really tell the full story though. It's almost like he is a real human being who behaves differently at different times

Cuellar

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #93 on: May 09, 2019, 10:37:37 AM »
Clarence House on the blower.

Danny Baker to stand for UKIP in the EU Elections.

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #94 on: May 09, 2019, 10:38:33 AM »
He’s just been fired by the BBC. Bloody hell.

They'd clearly just been waiting for an excuse. Ridiculous.

Edit to add: Clearly it was an extremely thoughtless image to share, but I'm astonished anyone would think there was any racist intent behind it.

Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #95 on: May 09, 2019, 10:39:10 AM »
You can't even call a mixed race baby a money these days! Political correctness gone mad!

Well done. You have shown an example of disingenuous taking of offence we have been talking about. Can you put in a link to the tweet?

Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #96 on: May 09, 2019, 10:43:00 AM »
That is true and people stating that are within their rights. The problem is that others jump and act all outraged on other people's behalf or wilfully misinterpret the situation to suggest intent. People continuing to go on about it after he has deleted the tweet and apologised for instance
These claims about performative outrage rely on circular reasoning. How are you able to divine so confidently when people are being disingenuous? You can quite easily make a case that there was no racist intent here, can’t you just do that instead of making assumptions about other people’s sincerity?

gilbertharding

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #97 on: May 09, 2019, 10:44:24 AM »
He and I parted ways when I heard him claim that no-one knew what instrument was playing on the pizzicato passages of the Animal Magic theme tune. Some people phoned in with some pretty educated guesses (it's more than one instrument, including strings, in a fucking great echo chamber) and he claimed that proved his point that 'no-one knows'. Fucking dickhead.

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #98 on: May 09, 2019, 10:44:55 AM »
Has he pleaded "Moment of madness" yet?

Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #99 on: May 09, 2019, 10:45:52 AM »
That is fucking unbelievable. What a spineless decision.

Beagle 2

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #100 on: May 09, 2019, 10:46:02 AM »
He and I parted ways when I heard him claim that no-one knew what instrument was playing on the pizzicato passages of the Animal Magic theme tune. Some people phoned in with some pretty educated guesses (it's more than one instrument, including strings, in a fucking great echo chamber) and he claimed that proved his point that 'no-one knows'. Fucking dickhead.

Yes, he says things like that every week. It's a joke.

gilbertharding

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #101 on: May 09, 2019, 10:47:20 AM »
Yes, he says things like that every week. It's a joke.

Well, he's not for me then.

Danger Man

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #102 on: May 09, 2019, 10:48:08 AM »
I'm mixed-race and I thought it was just another shit Danny Baker joke when I first saw the photo. Now the racist link has been pointed out to me, I'm genuinely glad he's been sacked. Thank God it wasn't somebody I liked, though.

Funcrusher

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #103 on: May 09, 2019, 10:48:16 AM »
Hope this happens to a few more CAB favourites. It might be instructive.

Norton Canes

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #104 on: May 09, 2019, 10:49:19 AM »
Looks like he could do with some PC tips.

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #105 on: May 09, 2019, 10:52:47 AM »
Fucking hell that's ridiculous. I always enjoy his show on a Saturday, best radio going. The BBC can fuck off even further than they already needed to.

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #106 on: May 09, 2019, 10:52:55 AM »
They'd clearly just been waiting for an excuse. Ridiculous.

Edit to add: Clearly it was an extremely thoughtless image to share, but I'm astonished anyone would think there was any racist intent behind it.

Agreed!

Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #107 on: May 09, 2019, 10:53:27 AM »
He's lost his job? Daz going to be a challenge for him.

Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #108 on: May 09, 2019, 10:54:24 AM »
Hope this happens to a few more CAB favourites. It might be instructive.
Instructive of what? That employer reputation protection clauses can be harsh?

biggytitbo

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #109 on: May 09, 2019, 10:54:48 AM »
That's staggering. They must have been looking for an excuse?


On last Saturday's show he was making fun of one of the BBC's stupid self promoting ads in between the news breaks.

Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #110 on: May 09, 2019, 10:55:13 AM »
He's lost his job? Daz going to be a challenge for him.

Some you win, some you lose ( some you draw ).

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #111 on: May 09, 2019, 10:55:23 AM »
He’s just been fired by the BBC. Bloody hell.

That's absolutely ludicrous.

ChalkSign me up as another who didn't make any such link between a monkey and a mixed-race child until it was pointed out, I'm in the "it says more about those who DO see the connection" camp.

Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #112 on: May 09, 2019, 10:55:38 AM »
No way. I'm sure he's hard work behind the scenes but his radio show's always good fun whenever I tune in. So obvious that the tweet wasn't racist

Cuellar

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #113 on: May 09, 2019, 10:56:52 AM »
That's absolutely ludicrous.

ChalkSign me up as another who didn't make any such link between a monkey and a mixed-race child until it was pointed out, I'm in the "it says more about those who DO see the connection" camp.

What does it say about black or mixed-race people who have been on the receiving end of 'monkey' jibes?

Wet Blanket

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #114 on: May 09, 2019, 10:57:44 AM »
He’s just been fired by the BBC. Bloody hell.

Fired by the BBC for being inadvertently racist while Nigel Farage, much more often vertently racist on twitter, will be appearing on Question Time this very evening.

Utter Shit

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #115 on: May 09, 2019, 10:58:03 AM »
I'm in the "it says more about those who DO see the connection" camp.

I agree that it's a bit mad that he has been sacked for something that, on balance, from everything we know about him, is much more likely to have been ridiculously stupid misjudgement rather than deliberate racism...but it really doesn't say more about those who see a connection. Anyone who isn't aware of that racist connection needs to have a word with themselves.

Pdine

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #116 on: May 09, 2019, 10:58:35 AM »
Looks like he could do with some PC tips.

[Stands to applaud]

Danger Man

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #117 on: May 09, 2019, 10:58:43 AM »
That's absolutely ludicrous.

ChalkSign me up as another who didn't make any such link between a monkey and a mixed-race child until it was pointed out, I'm in the "it says more about those who DO see the connection" camp.

Perhaps mixed-race people are so marginalised that nobody thinks they can be offended by things.

Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #118 on: May 09, 2019, 10:58:48 AM »
Well done. You have shown an example of disingenuous taking of offence we have been talking about. Can you put in a link to the tweet?

What tweet?

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Re: Danny Baker. #CANCELLED.
« Reply #119 on: May 09, 2019, 10:59:33 AM »
The final volume of his autobiography will now be titled 'Own Goals & Gaffes'.