Author Topic: Spitting Image back on Britbox  (Read 4850 times)

Autopsy Turvey

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Re: Spitting Image back on Britbox
« Reply #60 on: October 05, 2021, 05:26:33 PM »
It's a mystifying angle they're going for, unless Jess Phillips had some public sweary rant boasting about her genitalia that I missed. I'm tempted to assume it was written solely to outrage the sort of people who have been outraged by it, which some might say is reason enough. However, there is an amusing discrepancy in some of the 'news reports' on this 'news story', where 'journalists' who find the sketch offensive 'took to twitter' to cut and paste banal quotes from other outraged parties who back up their opinion. This is best summed up by the narrow selective reporting of 'the Independent': "The reaction to the clip has been largely negative, with several viewers calling it “f****** awful”." https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/spitting-image-keir-starmer-jess-phillips-b1931940.html Yet on youtube, the original video has 3.3k likes and 93 dislikes, and the first negative reaction is a long way down and is something about the black character taking a banana out of his pocket. Surely a proper independent newspaper would seek to flag up the fact that once you tear your furious eyes away from twitter, reaction to the clip has been overwhelmingly positive, with several viewers calling it "so funny!"

PlanktonSideburns

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Re: Spitting Image back on Britbox
« Reply #61 on: October 05, 2021, 05:41:38 PM »
If they could just tear their eyes off Twitter for one minute to look at the real world, aka YOUTUBE COMMENT SECTION

Jumblegraws

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Re: Spitting Image back on Britbox
« Reply #62 on: October 05, 2021, 05:47:19 PM »
Boring shit
Well The Independent was specifically talking about the reaction to the Twitter post, why should they report Youtube comments? Some might say you should stop clogging up the forum with your boring dispatches from the culture war already.

BritishHobo

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Re: Spitting Image back on Britbox
« Reply #63 on: October 05, 2021, 07:05:59 PM »
There does seem to be a weird thing where people with right-wing views, who were equally slagging the show off when it first started, turned very quickly into MASSIVE praise the moment the programme showed the first hint of mocking the left as well. You saw it with the Jacinda Ardern clip last time, which was incredibly lightweight in its criticism (she's, erm, perfect? But a bit annoying maybe?) but got loads and loads of love. Lots of right-wing pundits on Twitter who'd written it off as SJW rubbish, suddenly going 'AW THIS IS AMAZING' just because it gave a lefty politician the faintest poke.

I dunno, maybe that's why the right wins. They're happy to champion anything that slags off their opponents no matter how pissweak or obvious or broad it is, while here we are, critiquing it, cos we want it to be more savage towards our opponents.

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Re: Spitting Image back on Britbox
« Reply #64 on: October 05, 2021, 07:11:02 PM »
Christ that's pathetic, even for you AT


Whether the right judge sonething to be funny has nothing to do with humour, just how much it upsets the people they hate. Look at Rees-Mogg's comments today.


Autopsy Turvey

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Re: Spitting Image back on Britbox
« Reply #65 on: October 06, 2021, 01:23:30 PM »
Well The Independent was specifically talking about the reaction to the Twitter post, why should they report Youtube comments?

Balance? Perspective? The thinnest veil of journalistic objectivity? So that it doesn't look like they're constantly just cutting and pasting the views they approve of from the one narrow social media outlet that they're still irrationally obsessed with?

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Some might say you should stop clogging up the forum with your boring dispatches from the culture war already.

Saying "some people liked it" is not a 'dispatch from the culture war'. No doubt many will continue to superciliously hold their nose about the existence of a 'culture war' that only their enemies are fighting, without even noticing their own gut-spattered combat fatigues.

Whether the right judge sonething to be funny has nothing to do with humour, just how much it upsets the people they hate.

This is common on both sides of the political divide, hence the state of American late-night talk-show satire under Trump. And putting in edgy routines to deliberately annoy the sanctimonious is something that the Goodies did when they heard Mary Whitehouse approved of their family-friendly early episodes, so it has a long and proud history.

Re: Spitting Image back on Britbox
« Reply #66 on: October 06, 2021, 01:56:55 PM »
OKAY YOU'RE RACIST WE GET IT

Jake Thingray

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Re: Spitting Image back on Britbox
« Reply #67 on: October 06, 2021, 03:03:40 PM »
Autopsy Turvey mentions the Goodies

Mr_Simnock

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Re: Spitting Image back on Britbox
« Reply #68 on: October 06, 2021, 03:32:14 PM »
I loled

Jumblegraws

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Re: Spitting Image back on Britbox
« Reply #69 on: October 06, 2021, 03:41:32 PM »
More boring shit
What balance and perspective on the Twitter response is given by mining comments from a different platform and where the issue raised (sexism) isn’t even a talking point? “Oh, but it shows that there’s a significant number of people who liked it!” Such perspective! Such insight! Such impartiality! You’re such a fucking idiot, AT.

And don’t make out like “boring dispatches from the culture war” is an overstatement when you’re using this blip on the news-media radar as a pretext for a quasi-blogpost about journalistic integrity.

Re: Spitting Image back on Britbox
« Reply #70 on: October 06, 2021, 03:45:20 PM »
Christ that's pathetic, even for you AT


Whether the right judge sonething to be funny has nothing to do with humour, just how much it upsets the people they hate. Look at Rees-Mogg's comments today.
Something is not automatically funny just because it pisses off people we don't like. JRM has yet to realise this.

Autopsy Turvey

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Re: Spitting Image back on Britbox
« Reply #71 on: October 06, 2021, 06:41:44 PM »
What balance and perspective on the Twitter response is given by mining comments from a different platform and where the issue raised (sexism) isn’t even a talking point?

I suppose the wider question is why are there ‘news reports’ about selective twitter responses? And is this healthy?

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“Oh, but it shows that there’s a significant number of people who liked it!” Such perspective! Such insight! Such impartiality!

Not much, just approx 50% more than currently exists.

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And don’t make out like “boring dispatches from the culture war” is an overstatement when you’re using this blip on the news-media radar as a pretext for a quasi-blogpost about journalistic integrity
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I’ve always perceived this to be a place where we can complain about media responses to the subjects under discussion. Problem is, Comedy Chat has itself become a remote outpost of the culture war, and an alternative perspective can be perceived as an enemy attack.

These ‘twitter response news reports’ are hugely culturally bellicose, just handing out ammo. I’m suggesting attempts should be made to mediate.

gilbertharding

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Re: Spitting Image back on Britbox
« Reply #72 on: October 06, 2021, 07:07:09 PM »
I for one agree that journalists' over reliance on twitter is quite the problem. I don't think the solution is for journalists to start taking notes from YouTube comments. Especially YouTube comments.

Catalogue Trousers

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Re: Spitting Image back on Britbox
« Reply #73 on: October 06, 2021, 09:20:44 PM »
Especially given that most of the glowing YouTube praise for this pile of unfunny shit is doubtless coming from the likes of Andrew Lawrence's dreary little acolytes.

Lisa Jesusandmarychain

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Re: Spitting Image back on Britbox
« Reply #74 on: October 06, 2021, 10:12:35 PM »
Autopsy Turvey mentions the Goodies

This Is good, very very good. Credit given where credit is due, readers.

Re: Spitting Image back on Britbox
« Reply #75 on: October 07, 2021, 09:29:28 AM »
I suppose the wider question is why are there ‘news reports’ about selective twitter responses? And is this healthy?

Not much, just approx 50% more than currently exists.
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I’ve always perceived this to be a place where we can complain about media responses to the subjects under discussion. Problem is, Comedy Chat has itself become a remote outpost of the culture war, and an alternative perspective can be perceived as an enemy attack.

These ‘twitter response news reports’ are hugely culturally bellicose, just handing out ammo. I’m suggesting attempts should be made to mediate.

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