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« Reply #870 on: August 05, 2021, 05:45:45 PM »
I always thought that was called a tantalus but it’s not

You're thinking of the spider

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« Reply #871 on: August 05, 2021, 06:56:22 PM »
Some competition for GB News?


another classic shop from Mr F.

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« Reply #872 on: August 05, 2021, 08:00:22 PM »
Ben Affleck's not doing well

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« Reply #873 on: August 05, 2021, 09:32:42 PM »
Ben Affleck's not doing well

His hair looks to be growing back though.  Probs doesn't need those plugs for much longer.

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« Reply #874 on: August 05, 2021, 09:42:04 PM »
Just put him on "ignore". You'll miss absolutely nothing.
I have. Unfortunately I still see whatever drivel he posts when people quote it.

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Re: More info about GB News shows.
« Reply #875 on: August 05, 2021, 10:15:05 PM »
Some competition for GB News?



Are they interviewing the globe?

Also what's up with the pissed table angle?

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« Reply #876 on: August 05, 2021, 10:17:41 PM »
Why aren't they smoking?

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« Reply #877 on: August 05, 2021, 11:08:25 PM »
just saw Tom Stoppard asked on GB News if he was the first victim of cancel culture.

oh wait it was on Newsnight.

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« Reply #878 on: August 06, 2021, 01:51:51 AM »
did he nick the prop phone off noel edmonds?

He pretends to get phone calls from Churchill during the interview.

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Re: More info about GB News shows.
« Reply #879 on: August 06, 2021, 02:05:42 AM »
Some competition for GB News?



I could see it from Ricky but I’m disappointed in Smerch.

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« Reply #880 on: August 06, 2021, 03:17:24 AM »
Deso as it is, The Nigel Farage pints show does tick a lot of boxes for the type of audience they're aiming for. I would love to know how much he makes and all the behind the scenes bitterness and infighting between different presenters about who's getting better time slots and who earns what.

I think they should try a seance show as well to get the viewers back get some viewers. The Daily Express is full of news stories about aliens and ghosts so I reckon there'd be an audience for it.

They could have a pure barrage of WW1 seances starting mid October where viewers can call in to speak to their dead great-grandfathers who were killed at Ypres. The dead teenagers could all confirm that the war was the happiest time of their lives and they were proud to have fought for freedom of speech. Looking down from Great British Heaven, they're a bit worried about the turn the country's taken recently with the 'woke mob' running things.

They could have famous guests from beyond the grave as well... Thatcher, Churchill, Enoch Powell all chiming in on recent events they're keeping an eye from the astral plane, ask the Duke of Wellington about cancel culture.


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« Reply #881 on: August 06, 2021, 07:16:45 AM »
Are they interviewing the globe?
it'll have its own GB News show soon.

Then as a final insult, get off with Billie Piper

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Re: More info about GB News shows.
« Reply #882 on: August 06, 2021, 12:52:40 PM »
I’m not taking anything AT says in good faith. I’m not surprised he’s an anti-vaxxer as well.

I'm not an 'anti vaxxer', I'm double jabbed and ambivalent about it! I've said nothing to suggest otherwise.

What’s your point? “More sources” doesn’t translate to “less competitive” if the majority of media types are already working those angles.

Very simply, if there are sources of funding that are pro-something, there will also be sources of funding that are anti-that thing, and vice versa, and this is right and proper. Rarely much funding for the Don't Knows, alas.

But he's just asking questions. He just wants to understand how things work! He's just an innocent (albeit one with a deeply ingrained sense of right and wrong) wandering the world in search of truth. What could you possibly have against that?

Not me mate, I'm a 'sea lion' I am! It's a handy new term that online debsoc slacktivists have created to disparage people who encourage them to expound upon and rationalise the lazy absolute statements they make.

So if a historian isn't someone who studies, reads and writes about history to the extent that they get commissioned to write and publish books and documentaries about history... what is a historian?

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« Reply #883 on: August 06, 2021, 02:51:16 PM »
What's going on with their Twitter follower drop at the moment?
https://socialblade.com/twitter/user/gbnews

The presenter taking the knee got a big one, and Coast Wazzock saying he'd happily infect people with covid (or words to that effect) got a smaller one.  Other than that, they'd been slowly climbing.  However, the last couple of days have been dropping for no obvious reason. 

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« Reply #884 on: August 06, 2021, 04:26:03 PM »
What's going on with their Twitter follower drop at the moment?
https://socialblade.com/twitter/user/gbnews

The presenter taking the knee got a big one, and Coast Wazzock saying he'd happily infect people with covid (or words to that effect) got a smaller one.  Other than that, they'd been slowly climbing.  However, the last couple of days have been dropping for no obvious reason.

Canceled the direct debit for the bot farm?

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« Reply #885 on: August 06, 2021, 04:46:52 PM »
What's an online debsoc slacktivist? Why do people write like this?

Sainsburys have pulled their advertising now. (New socialist heroes etc etc)

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« Reply #886 on: August 06, 2021, 04:49:43 PM »
debsoc - debating society
slacktivist  - someone who supports political causes by means of social media and little else

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« Reply #887 on: August 06, 2021, 09:25:46 PM »
"Spoons, eh?"

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« Reply #888 on: August 07, 2021, 07:43:29 AM »
Sadly Farage does seem to be building an audience - 80,000 to 145,000 total viewers for the shows last week but very dependent on who the guests are it seems. No success in retaining his viewers for the slot afterwards. Average viewers across the rest of the channel are typically 5,000 to 30,000 so he's all they have.

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« Reply #889 on: August 07, 2021, 09:16:00 AM »
The Tristrams at Led By Donkeys have done another spiffing campaign to stop Sainsburys advertising during Farage's show. Great work folks! One step closer to world peace AND I can get some Brunswick ham off their deli counter again today! That's the power of grassroots funding towards putting up lots of billboards run by people who clearly have connections in the putting up billboards industry!

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« Reply #890 on: August 07, 2021, 09:29:04 AM »
It worth noting that conspiracies travel well because they hijack the brains survival response system so they garner attention and support for their cult leaders.  A mistake people often make is thinking that fear responses are always experienced as negative qualia (individual sensation and thoughts) when in certain contexts they are the opposite; they are exciting, revelatory and energising (same mechanism is used in thrill seeking sports activities); these leaders are giving repressed minds a "thrill" for want of a better word.

Cheers, this is interesting. Also explains why I've had a boner for the duration of Covid.

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Re: More info about GB News shows.
« Reply #891 on: August 07, 2021, 09:31:10 AM »
I can’t see Andrew Neil and Farage working together, Neil’s far too conceited

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Re: More info about GB News shows.
« Reply #892 on: August 07, 2021, 10:31:19 AM »
Sadly Farage does seem to be building an audience - 80,000 to 145,000 total viewers for the shows last week but very dependent on who the guests are it seems. No success in retaining his viewers for the slot afterwards. Average viewers across the rest of the channel are typically 5,000 to 30,000 so he's all they have.

Makes sense there is a market for Farage but it comes with caveats.  His audience is much further to the right than even GBNews would have wanted and therefore just make GBNews another overtly "right-wing" news outlets, which despite that always actually being the case, they never wanted it to appear that way. 

His audience is also quite nutty with massive overlaps with conspiracy theorists (Farage always has to try and manage these people); which means a with us or against us mentality can arise easily (however they forgo this most of the time for nationalist and anti-immigration collaboration).  This audience is however unstable and consistently involved in carrying out activities/saying things that are unpalatable to the majority.  On that point they are no way near the majority of people in this country, most people want vaccines, masks, a "sensible immigration policy" that they don't understand but never bother to look into and most of all are greedy and self-interested, they are not looking to get involved in right-wing activism.  That isn't to say that this mindset isn't highly problematic, just that the audience is to a degree self-limiting and not cohesive.

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Re: More info about GB News shows.
« Reply #893 on: August 07, 2021, 05:32:03 PM »
The Tristrams at Led By Donkeys have done another spiffing campaign to stop Sainsburys advertising during Farage's show. Great work folks! One step closer to world peace AND I can get some Brunswick ham off their deli counter again today! That's the power of grassroots funding towards putting up lots of billboards run by people who clearly have connections in the putting up billboards industry!

Might not be one step closer to world peace, but surely getting Sainsburys to stop advertising on GB News is a good achievement?

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« Reply #894 on: August 09, 2021, 10:13:54 AM »
Yes but some of them might have posh names. Can you imagine!?

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« Reply #895 on: August 09, 2021, 10:52:43 AM »
I find them a bit irritating but this does seem a strange line of attack

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« Reply #896 on: August 09, 2021, 03:44:21 PM »
They're starting to drum up support among the public ahead of attempting to sell off more of the NHS

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‘We have to now ask ourselves if the NHS is fit for purpose. It obviously isn’t.’

Patrick Christys says ‘we now have a healthcare system where if you’re poor, you might die. If you can’t afford to go private you just have to wait indefinitely for treatment.’

Perhaps the solution might be proper funding and better treatment of NHS staff, Patrick?

Also this from Farage:

https://twitter.com/Nigel_Farage/status/1424640657247948800


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« Reply #897 on: August 09, 2021, 04:34:37 PM »
I may be missing the context there, but I can't see how Patrick Christy can possibly think "If you can't afford to go private, you're fucked" is any sort of an argument for more privatisation. Unless of course the argument is "People who can't afford it shouldn't get it," which I suppose is the Tory mindset in a nutshell.

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« Reply #898 on: August 09, 2021, 04:52:34 PM »
It's a really dishonest statement as most private healthcare providers in the UK won't even touch you if you're properly ill. Case in point, King Edward VII couldn't be any happier to have Phil the Greek stay in one of their plush suites, but the moment he needed an op, they shipped him down the road to St. Barts NHS Trust with the rest of the proles.

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« Reply #899 on: August 09, 2021, 06:01:09 PM »
Andrew Neil critisies antivaxxers, bit risky for him given how many GB News viewers are antivaxxers and/or COVID deniers:

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Anti-vaxxers protest BBC coverage of pandemic by storming a building in White City. A building the BBC vacated in 2013 and is now luxury flats. Is there a link between stupidity and anti-vax? Opinions vary but evidence is growing …

I like how his main reason for finding them stupid is because they got the wrong building as opposed to putting the lives of people at risk and prolonging the pandemic.

https://twitter.com/afneil/status/1424744371551973380

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