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Further radio presenters pulling out now

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Talk about double standards. Here is the response from the BBC to a complaint about the content on Andrew Neil's twitter account.

twitter.com/JolyonRubs/status/1634609448986587137

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And here's another one

https://twitter.com/martintheirish/status/1634550549184954370

"He's freelance so it has nothing to do with the BBC".  Lineker is also freelance.



-- Edited by Bob in Spain on Saturday 11th of March 2023 06:55:18 PM

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What a big smelly double standards hole the BBC are in.

So MOTD host Gary Lineker's provocative political comments on social media are more of an issue than previous ones of erstwhile political host and interviewer Andrew Neil. 



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Indeed what hypocrisy! Just because the government commented.

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The Guardian reports that "Tim Davie ( BBC director-general ) says he is listening to feedback about how editorial guidelines are applied to different BBC staff."

Good stuff, mate ! - though might have been useful to be more up on that before Gary Lineker was forced to step down.



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One sports presenter after another dropping out and each of them in turn standing up and shouting:

I am Sportacus
No. I am Sportacus.

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indiana wrote:

The Guardian reports that ...


Here is another Graun article for you -

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/sep/15/gary-lineker-takes-bbc-pay-cut-and-agrees-to-tweet-more-carefully



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Ke Huy Quan gave a triumphant and emotional speech just now for his win for best supporting actor.

"Mom, I just won an Oscar!" he says as he starts.

"My journey started on a boat, I spent a year at a refugee camp...They say stories like this only happen in the movies.

"This is the American dream," he continues to rousing applause, thanking his mother for his sacrifice and for his wife, "the love of my life".

Quan just won an Oscar. If hed been sent back, deported, etc
This would never have had the chance to happen.

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Heres a high profile BBC contractor who also tweets his views

twitter.com/sam_elliott_/status/1634236419211182083

Lord Sugar not getting pulled up.

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twitter.com/reg_draw/status/1634244938480099352

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JonH comes home wrote:

Ke Huy Quan gave a triumphant and emotional speech just now for his win for best supporting actor.

"Mom, I just won an Oscar!" he says as he starts.

"My journey started on a boat, I spent a year at a refugee camp...They say stories like this only happen in the movies.

"This is the American dream," he continues to rousing applause, thanking his mother for his sacrifice and for his wife, "the love of my life".

Quan just won an Oscar. If hed been sent back, deported, etc
This would never have had the chance to happen.


 I don't find this sort of example useful

It's too emotive, statistically irrelevant and too judgemental (does society need an actor? what about the guy who became a porter at a hosptal? why is the actor supposedly better than the porter?)

Of course there will be inspiring stories.

But I'm sure there are really nasty stories too. The guy who started on a boat, speant a year at a refugee camp and then did some awful crime. 

It's like pro-lifers who argue that you shouldn't allow abortion because you might abort Beethoven.

I don't think we should ban abortions to prevent aborting Beethoven, and I don't think we should allow completely open immigration because you might lose some supporting actor.

It's about legal and ethical processes for all applicants. 

 



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Coup Droit wrote:
JonH comes home wrote:

Ke Huy Quan gave a triumphant and emotional speech just now for his win for best supporting actor.

"Mom, I just won an Oscar!" he says as he starts.

"My journey started on a boat, I spent a year at a refugee camp...They say stories like this only happen in the movies.

"This is the American dream," he continues to rousing applause, thanking his mother for his sacrifice and for his wife, "the love of my life".

Quan just won an Oscar. If hed been sent back, deported, etc
This would never have had the chance to happen.


 I don't find this sort of example useful

It's too emotive, statistically irrelevant and too judgemental (does society need an actor? what about the guy who became a porter at a hosptal? why is the actor supposedly better than the porter?)

Of course there will be inspiring stories.

But I'm sure there are really nasty stories too. The guy who started on a boat, speant a year at a refugee camp and then did some awful crime. 

It's like pro-lifers who argue that you shouldn't allow abortion because you might abort Beethoven.

I don't think we should ban abortions to prevent aborting Beethoven, and I don't think we should allow completely open immigration because you might lose some supporting actor.

It's about legal and ethical processes for all applicants. 

 


 fair enough



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Hmmmm Nicola steps down as First minister and then her husband is a suspect in a funding investigation and is arrested.

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Blue_Belle wrote:

Hmmmm Nicola steps down as First minister and then her husband is a suspect in a funding investigation and is arrested.


 Indeed - pretty evident she was aware of this happening. Someone isnt arrested for something like this without there being an investigation going on and she would have been aware of that, as he would have been when he stood down. Clearly she would have been aware it was damaging to the SNP and her and that must have pushed her thinking - it all seemed strange at the time she stood down.

Interesting times

 



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Apparently under investigation for the last 18 months. I also thought it was strange the day she made her announcement out the blue. Clearly jumping ship before pushed.

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