I knew he was butthurt about losing the education post when he was presenting a R4 program about Character and repeatedly kept mentioning how he was hounded out of a job by the twitter mob. But didn't realise he'd managed to poison all the other wells he was drinking from, apart from the fucking Spectator of course!
― calzino, Thursday, 13 December 2018 16:51 (two months ago) Permalink
I'll say a prayer for Toby (that he ends up homeless and dies on the streets).
― calzino, Thursday, 13 December 2018 16:57 (two months ago) Permalink
God I hate Jimmy Bollix SO MUCH.
Stepping in to defend journalists at the Mail & Sun:
This is predictably getting piled-on (the irony of complaining about abuse and its dangers when you cause frequent abusive pile-ons aside) – but: plenty of journalists who do great, public interest work holding power to account started at newspapers OJ and co don't approve of. https://t.co/nERSyRcy5t— James Ball (@jamesrbuk) January 14, 2019
Personally I'm referring to people who directly write articles whipping up hatred against minorities and women.— Owen Jones🌹 (@OwenJones84) January 14, 2019
OJ offers the above as clarification AND THEN:
Other reasons people can find themselves at such outlets: people’s politics change, people grow up with Tory parents, people come from local news and get offered a secondment to a National their group owns that you’d be mad to then down, etc— James Ball (@jamesrbuk) January 14, 2019
People may then change their view (none of which wd excuse writing the hateful stuff, but as has been noted, many don’t). Or not change their view but do we really hold someone doing casual sports shifts equal to Rod Liddle? And if our bar is that high aren’t readers on the hook?— James Ball (@jamesrbuk) January 14, 2019
He’s such an awful cunt, how does he even have a job?!
― gyac, Monday, 14 January 2019 15:37 (one month ago) Permalink
who wouldn't jump at the chance to earn a living inciting hatred if it meant secondment to a thriving national newspaper?
― moaty, boaty, big and bloaty (Noodle Vague), Monday, 14 January 2019 17:24 (one month ago) Permalink
Am I being oversimplistic or are all the people scolding other writers for being choosy about which outlets they write for, straight and white?
― suzy, Monday, 14 January 2019 19:32 (one month ago) Permalink
I don’t think JB is?
― gyac, Monday, 14 January 2019 19:40 (one month ago) Permalink
I’m on a fair few FB groups for journalists/freelancers and many of the members write for Sun/Mail etc and of those, most of them HATE Owen Jones (I think they would all sell their grannies for his profile TBH but I’m sick of them saying he wouldn’t last a week in a newsroom blah blah blah).
― suzy, Monday, 14 January 2019 20:16 (one month ago) Permalink
Yeah that doesn’t surprise me given how openly contemptuous a lot of the higher profile ones are on twitter. And definitely part jealousy but also the politics.
― gyac, Monday, 14 January 2019 20:19 (one month ago) Permalink
Journo groups: GO HADLEY GO, BODY HIMTwitter: Fuck off, Hadley, you’re a TERF
― suzy, Monday, 14 January 2019 22:08 (one month ago) Permalink
Poor old @CampbellClaret, hero of the Iraq War, still can’t cope with the fact that he can no longer tell the BBC what they can and cannot broadcast. The rest of us (and the people of bombable nations) are relieved. Go for a run, Al, you’ve done enough harm. https://t.co/VmnSX4z70S— Peter Hitchens (@ClarkeMicah) February 7, 2019
good retort imo.
― calzino, Thursday, 7 February 2019 08:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Fuck them both.
― Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Thursday, 7 February 2019 15:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink
yep, they'd both probably argue to the death they have nothing in common but Hitch is just a 1914 time-travel version of the same type of odious twat.
― calzino, Thursday, 7 February 2019 15:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink