British Right-Wing Pundits

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There seems to be lots of threads about US right wing pundits but a cursory search, and searchs for "richard littlejohn" and "melanie phillips" don't bring up much of interest, so erm who are the big players? Littlejohn, Phillips, Simon Heffer? Why don't they have as big "voices" as their American counterparts? How do they differ? Do we haves over here a LIBERAL ELITE keeping them down?

erm search / destroy if you want...

acrobat, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:48 (fifteen years ago) link

And then there's Peter Hitchens

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:52 (fifteen years ago) link

People forget Clarkson, the man is probably by a fair distance Britain's most "powerful" journalist (and he came up through journo college and the local newspapers like you're meant to as well).

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:52 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm sure The Lex will be along to defend Phillips in a bit.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:52 (fifteen years ago) link

Why? Does she like Paris Hilton too?

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:53 (fifteen years ago) link

From a hack standpoint, watching Littlejohn try and alter his rhetoric since moving from The Sun to the Mail has been pretty fascinating. He doesn't fit in at the mail, it's like watching some scally squeezed into a Matalan suit for a court appearance. He does his best work as the White Van Man spokesperson, not for people who suffer heart attacks every time the house price market changes slightly. More builder's tea than Whittards.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:54 (fifteen years ago) link

what does Garry Bushell do now he's apparently no longer a TV critic?

Why don't they have as big "voices" as their American counterparts?

they literally have less reach? not as big a field to operate in? the media is 'bigger' in the US?

blueski, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:55 (fifteen years ago) link

Simon Heffer is too much of a hilarious cartoon villain to be properly annoying

Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:56 (fifteen years ago) link

Anyway, could yr Bill O'Reillies or yr Anne Coulters drop gems like this?

Let's get the caveat out of the way from the off. The five women murdered in Ipswich were tragic, lost souls who met a grisly end. I sincerely hope whoever killed them is caught, charged and convicted.

No one with a shred of humanity would wish upon them their ghastly lives and horrible deaths. But Mother Teresa, they weren't.

And I know this might sound frightfully callous in the current hysterical, emotional climate, but we're not all guilty.

We do not share in the responsibility for either their grubby little existences or their murders. Society isn't to blame.

It might not be fashionable, or even acceptable in some quarters, to say so, but in their chosen field of "work'=", death by strangulation is an occupational hazard.

That doesn't make it justifiable homicide, but in the scheme of things the deaths of these five women is no great loss.

They weren't going to discover a cure for cancer or embark on missionary work in Darfur. The only kind of missionary position they undertook was in the back seat of a car.

Of course their friends and families are grieving. That's what friends and families do. But they should also be asking themselves if there was anything they could have done to prevent what happened.

If you discovered your daughter had gone on the game to feed her heroin habit, wouldn't you move heaven and earth to get her off it?

Frankly, I'm tired of the lame excuses about how they all fell victim to ruthless pimps who plied them with drugs. These women were on the streets because they wanted to be.

We are all capable of free will. At any time, one or all of them could have sought help from the police, or the church, or a charity, or a government agency specifically established to deal with heroin addicts. They chose not to.

The tortuous twistings of the sisterhood over the past week have been a joy to behold. The 30-yearold Spare Rib T-shirts have been brought out of mothballs and we've been treated to the All Men Are Bastards/Rapists/Murderers mantra from assorted Glendas who ought to be old enough to know better.

We've heard the well-rehearsed arguments for legalised and regulated prostitution, as if we were living under the Taliban. The fact is, we've already got de facto legal brothels on every High Street.

They're call saunas or massage parlours.

As I remarked when the Labour MP Joe Ashton was once caught in a Siamese "sauna" in Northampton, he must have been the only man in Britain ever to go to a massage parlour for a massage. It doesn't get much more glamorous than that.

These five women were on the streets because even the filthiest, most disreputable back-alley "sauna" above a kebab shop wouldn't give them house room.

The men who used them were either too mean to fork out whatever a massage parlour charges, or simply weren't fussy. Some men are actually turned on by disgusting, drug-addled street whores. Where there's demand, there'll always be supply.

This wasn't a case of women going on the game to put bread on the table, or to look after their "babies". That's what the welfare state is for. They did it for drugs.

The gormless Guardianistas simply refuse to confront this blindingly obvious reality. They would rather deify celebrity druggies such as Kate Moss and Will Self than face the truth that hard drugs wreck lives.

What I find most objectionable about all this is the attempt to make us all feel responsible for the murders. There is a nasty whiff of Lady Di about the enforced mood of mourning, with even the Old Bill coming across like hand-wringing archbishops.

At Ipswich Town's home game on Saturday, there was a minute's silence. We were supposed to believe that this was a true reflection of the community's sympathy.

I don't buy it. Most people went along with it in the spirit of emotional correctness and through fear of getting their heads kicked in if they didn't.

There was only one thing missing, but don't bet against it.

When Blair gets back from saving the Middle East, don't be surprised if he turns up at the funeral of one of these unfortunate women to deliver a lip-trembling, tear-stained eulogy: "She was the People's Prostitute".

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:56 (fifteen years ago) link

Maybe difference between US "what the government is doing is right but it is being hampered by imaginary lefty conspiracy" vs UK's more marginalised "everything everyone does is wrong and gives you cancer, whatever happened to the good old days wahhh"

Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 12:59 (fifteen years ago) link

old people: who did the mail / sun tilt against during the thatcher years? the oppositon?

acrobat, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:01 (fifteen years ago) link

The unions

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:01 (fifteen years ago) link

Looney Left, Militant up in Liverpool, Red Ken down in London. "THEY'RE BANNING OUR KIDS FROM SINGING "BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP"" political correctness gone mad stuff.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:02 (fifteen years ago) link

And, yeah, Scargill obviously.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:02 (fifteen years ago) link

Ginger lefties

onimo, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:03 (fifteen years ago) link

Argies

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:04 (fifteen years ago) link

jon gaunt

djmartian, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:07 (fifteen years ago) link

And blacks.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:08 (fifteen years ago) link

Rightwing pundits don't have quite the sway in the UK they have in the U.S. because the whole political compass is skewed a little more to the left in Britain. The UK doesn't have that gigantic Jesus-and-gun-loving constituency that exists in the U.S.

underpants of the gods, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:09 (fifteen years ago) link

because the whole political compass is skewed a little more to the left in Britain

What?

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:12 (fifteen years ago) link

You heard me.

underpants of the gods, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:13 (fifteen years ago) link

The whole political compass = right of centre main parties + "extremist crackpots"

onimo, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:13 (fifteen years ago) link

"Little" being the operative word

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:14 (fifteen years ago) link

skewed towards the US left, i.e. the right by any 20th century standard.

Ed, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:16 (fifteen years ago) link

Talking of crackpots, get a read of the Scottish Christian Party manifesto:

9. Prisons
The Scottish Christian Party believes that the much needed extra prison
capacity should be purchased from developing countries for the purpose
of catering for Scotland’s medium Security Prisons. This should take the
form of building state of the art prison facilities in developing countries
that wish to host Scottish Prisons.
Advantages would include:
1. Less overcrowded prisons, cheaper costs and greater efficiency
2. More resources at home to look after our worst offenders properly
3. More economic trade instead of aid handouts to developing
countries
4. Raising prison standards in developing countries by example and
the provision of expertise.

onimo, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:17 (fifteen years ago) link

They say this is no different to setting up call centres abroad.

onimo, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:17 (fifteen years ago) link

'by any 20th century standard'

what now?

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:18 (fifteen years ago) link

do they have less sway cos the most emotive right / left battles have been "won"? ie the unions, the acceptability of prejudice? i think they are "learning" from the american's clarkson's whole schtick is provication isn't it, look how angry i can make these daft eco-nuts!

acrobat, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:20 (fifteen years ago) link

Between 1980 and the present the whole political spectrum in the western world has been drifting rightwards back into liberalism (with certain conservative tendencies)

Ed, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:20 (fifteen years ago) link

british journalism is more frivolous and clubbable than US journalism. all UK hacks know each other. this probably isn't so much the case in the states.

yes ed i know. but the idea that liberalism is the worst the 20th century right has to offer is batshit insane. as is the idea that welfare capitalism was some kind of 'left'. even without factoring in the fact that at the start of the century liberalism was kind of... left-wing.

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:24 (fifteen years ago) link

outsourcing prisons to eastern european countries in the EC - who will be the first New Labour or Tories?

djmartian, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:26 (fifteen years ago) link

Send 'em all to Botany Bay.

I think for historical reasons the U.S. has this strong libertarian streak (ie right to bear arms etc.) coupled with a strong religious/puritan streak. Put the two together and they coelesce into a very strong, very dynamic right-wing culture that simply doesn't exist in the UK. And that's why rightwing pundits don't have so much sway. I mean David Cameron would be quite a bit to the left of most Democrat candidates.

underpants of the gods, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:27 (fifteen years ago) link

I mean David Cameron would be quite a bit to the left of most Democrat candidates.

Not where it matters he isn't

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:29 (fifteen years ago) link

Rightwing pundits have an absolute fuckload of sway, party politics is an irrelevence here. Ask White Van Man what he thinks about asylum seekers.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:29 (fifteen years ago) link

I would say that liberalism was progressive not left- wing per say. And whether or not you think 'welfare capitalism' is of the left or not, the centre is to the right of even that now.

Ed, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:30 (fifteen years ago) link

xpost to Tom D.

Where it matters? Well for a start I'm guessing Cameron's not going to dismantle the NHS in any fundamental way. Can you imagine a serious Democrat candidate proposing universal, free-at-the-point-of-service healthcare?

underpants of the gods, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:32 (fifteen years ago) link

british reactionary right is xenophobic and defensive rather than on constant attack like the americans?

acrobat, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:32 (fifteen years ago) link

Where it matters? Well for a start I'm guessing Cameron's not going to dismantle the NHS in any fundamental way. Can you imagine a serious Democrat candidate proposing universal, free-at-the-point-of-service healthcare?

We'll see how good that guess is when he wins the next election. Cameron isn't proposing universal, free-at-the-point-of-service healthcare either, we've already got it. Cameron is only "radical" when it comes to wearing a wind turbine on your head or cycling backwards on a bicycle made entirely of radishes

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:35 (fifteen years ago) link

You sure you're not mixing up David Cameron with John Otway?

Marcello Carlin, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:38 (fifteen years ago) link

And Wild Willie Whitelaw?

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:38 (fifteen years ago) link

upthread are you dudes talking economic or social liberalism? or both?

acrobat, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:41 (fifteen years ago) link

both

Ed, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:42 (fifteen years ago) link

xpost

Sure, Cameron didn't come up with free healthcare! But the political climate is such that he'd have a hard time getting rid of it. Which underlines my point about the political background being skewed more leftwards in the UK, despite years of Thatcher/Blair.

underpants of the gods, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:43 (fifteen years ago) link

"Cameron isn't proposing universal, free-at-the-point-of-service healthcare either, we've already got it."

well except for things involving teeth or eyes, ie the only two things i ever go in for...

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:44 (fifteen years ago) link

just going to say

Alan, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:45 (fifteen years ago) link

We'll see how hard a time he has getting rid of it, it'll be less hard than you think once he persuades the middle classes it's in their interest (xxpost)

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:46 (fifteen years ago) link

Well, I think if it were politically possible to get rid of the NHS, it would have already been done. Anyway, doesn't Cameron have a disabled kid or something. He probably uses the NHS more than the average Tory.

underpants of the gods, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:49 (fifteen years ago) link

They are getting rid of it already, piece by piece

Tom D., Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:49 (fifteen years ago) link

um guys the nhs is already on the way out...

xpost!

That one guy that quit, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 13:50 (fifteen years ago) link

in an increasingly troubled, confusing, violent world maybe it takes a man like Matt Le Tissier to really make sense of it all

a spectre is haunting your mom (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 6 April 2022 18:24 (two months ago) link

One nation under a mood.

Fairly graceless from Ed Sheeran to win his case and still moan like he's lost... Just a nation of whiners these days.

— Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) April 6, 2022

nashwan, Friday, 8 April 2022 12:03 (two months ago) link

News!! I’m going to be a panellist on The News Desk with Tom Newton Dunn on Talk TV - News UK’s new TV channel.

I’ll be on every Thursday from next week with Adam Boulton and Bim Afolami - with whom I am sure I will have some spirited debates…

You can watch online or on TV.

— Grace Blakeley (@graceblakeley) April 13, 2022

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 13 April 2022 10:08 (two months ago) link

can we get a mod to take out the unnecessary "Right-Wing" qualifier in the title?

a spectre is haunting your mom (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 April 2022 08:43 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

The Matt Le Tissier interview in The Times is, on the whole, maddening. But the way he describes himself as a non-conformist by *checks notes* talking about the fact he drinks Malibu and coke instead of lager is genuinely hilarious. pic.twitter.com/uIj4fybPHE

— Felix Keith (@felixkeith) April 29, 2022

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Friday, 29 April 2022 19:09 (two months ago) link

Wow pic.twitter.com/c9JA228uhA

— Simon A (@sdlezark) May 4, 2022

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 12:14 (one month ago) link

so many fucking piers and andrew marr shit on buses in London right now, feel like I'm in a Warren Ellis comic

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 13:07 (one month ago) link

Andrew Marr, now UNSILENCED after all those years of being a silenced senior political correspondent and talkshow host

Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Wednesday, 4 May 2022 13:25 (one month ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FR6-jVsXEAEp8Z-?format=jpg&name=900x900

lol, Grace Blakeley's "strategic decision" to get on the Murdoch payroll to get a left-wing perspective out there is going very well.

calzino, Wednesday, 4 May 2022 15:26 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

I will have a quick scan of this piece later but Aaron made a judgement to welcome him etc.

That map of the ‘pro Putin infosphere’ including Zara Sultana, Diane Abbott, Jess Barnard, Jeremy Corbyn, Tribune and Novara Media, created by ⁦@paulmasonnews⁩, is allegedly real. A wealth of emails/documents are included in this extraordinary piece. https://t.co/HPFvYYr9M9

— Aaron Bastani (@AaronBastani) June 8, 2022

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 8 June 2022 08:14 (three weeks ago) link

oh I didn't realise the recipient of the Mason emails was a shady MI6 adjacent character. And I never realised Novara Media and Tribune were part of the pro-Putin Gallowayite-Williamsonite Terrorist Centre!

calzino, Wednesday, 8 June 2022 08:44 (three weeks ago) link

"this is allegedly real" is a hard sentence to translate lol

mark s, Wednesday, 8 June 2022 09:21 (three weeks ago) link

God this is just awful.

Final word on this for now. I know this might seem funny for some, but this is deeply scary behaviour that should never be allowed near politics. How on earth can working class people be political if journos are permitted to libel us and set intelligence agencies on us?

— Jess Barnard (@JessicaLBarnard) June 8, 2022

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 8 June 2022 09:43 (three weeks ago) link

anyone whoever participated with any "stoya come to athens" bantz or lampooned his "kieth advance the class struggle" post is now part of the “pro-Putin Info Sphere”

calzino, Wednesday, 8 June 2022 11:19 (three weeks ago) link

Paul Mason is unwell.

hello duckness my old friend (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 8 June 2022 11:24 (three weeks ago) link

Right, you're on the list.

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Wednesday, 8 June 2022 11:28 (three weeks ago) link

just to cool everyone's jets a teeny wee bit, the grayzone piece is co-authored by max blumenthal, who's been an oz katerji-level prick for years (and a vax sceptic)

(also son of clinton-adviser sidney blumenthal, who some will remember from the monica lewinsky hoohah lol)

mark s, Wednesday, 8 June 2022 11:49 (three weeks ago) link

My point stands

hello duckness my old friend (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 8 June 2022 11:51 (three weeks ago) link

I don't think it really matters what krank sites are commenting on the Mason emails and what they are making of it, the important thing here is that it now seems from his own response that they are very likely a 100% legit.

calzino, Wednesday, 8 June 2022 11:59 (three weeks ago) link

It’s disturbing and I trust the police will investigate thoroughly. https://t.co/xCPDXE74eh

— Oliver Kamm (@OliverKamm) June 8, 2022

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 8 June 2022 12:12 (three weeks ago) link

kickstarter to huis clos all these fvcks in a room far from the rest of us

mark s, Wednesday, 8 June 2022 12:18 (three weeks ago) link

Give the guy a break, constructing byzantine conspiracy theories about your comrades and sending them to secret service ghouls is clearly just a tribute to Orwell

Portrait Of A Dissolvi Ng Drea M (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 8 June 2022 12:37 (three weeks ago) link

agent Mason aka the Hammer of the Trots

calzino, Wednesday, 8 June 2022 12:53 (three weeks ago) link

at least we now know that havana syndrome exists, no other scientific way to explain his brainstate imo

mark s, Wednesday, 8 June 2022 13:48 (three weeks ago) link

well he did say in his recent campaign declaration to run as a Labour MP that he's from a family of weavers

calzino, Wednesday, 8 June 2022 13:58 (three weeks ago) link

look at me, proud ancestry.com weaver Masons - look at my dynamic mindmap!

calzino, Wednesday, 8 June 2022 14:10 (three weeks ago) link

unimaginative prompt but results aren't bad

https://i.postimg.cc/bY5Z7s90/Screenshot-20220608-151658-Chrome.jpg

Portrait Of A Dissolvi Ng Drea M (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 8 June 2022 14:22 (three weeks ago) link

Mason has rather gone off the deep end in recent times, suggesting that even @OwenJones84 and @michaeljswalker were pushing Putin talking points on Ukraine, Israel and NATO.pic.twitter.com/7FhwLfBcK5

— Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) June 8, 2022

calzino, Wednesday, 8 June 2022 14:23 (three weeks ago) link

He's found a new stick to beat his enemies with, he's going to get some use out of it.

a hallan shaker loon (dowd), Wednesday, 8 June 2022 16:13 (three weeks ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FU4BBiaWQAAyWph?format=png&name=small
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FUxyRXjWIAIPkfi?format=jpg&name=large

the quite touching mutual respect between Mason and one of his comrades from the *100% independent* "home of online investigations" Bellingcat

calzino, Friday, 10 June 2022 10:35 (three weeks ago) link

As I think I've mentioned before, the only newspaper website we can access where I work is the Telegraph, which is wall-to-wall British right wing pundits of course. When it comes to true swivel-eyed loons though it's hard to top Allister Heath:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/06/15/britain-ruins-thanks-failed-dogmas-permanent-leftist-elite/

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Thursday, 16 June 2022 12:29 (two weeks ago) link

hmm, that reads like a load of crypto-fascist nonsense about "the enemy within", shurely shum mishtake?

Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Thursday, 16 June 2022 12:44 (two weeks ago) link

The guy's a fanatic.

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Thursday, 16 June 2022 12:52 (two weeks ago) link

"to wrestle power from acronym-wielding experts"

yes, let's listen to intellectual heavyweights like Michael Gove instead

calzino, Thursday, 16 June 2022 13:10 (two weeks ago) link

talking of crypto-fascism I used to work with someone who looked just like a blonde haired version of him and his surname was Goering!

calzino, Thursday, 16 June 2022 13:14 (two weeks ago) link

Why do these people always look like their human skin is too itchy & uncomfortable and they are looking forward to getting home and taking it off?

Portrait Of A Dissolvi Ng Drea M (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 16 June 2022 13:16 (two weeks ago) link

xp emphasis very much on the "fasicst" part of "crypto-fascist", in fact "crypto" is probably entirely redundant!

Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Thursday, 16 June 2022 13:18 (two weeks ago) link

"crypto" as in bellowing non-stp abt the ponzi schemes all normal social technologies are being replaced by

mark s, Thursday, 16 June 2022 13:20 (two weeks ago) link

fascism, but with added JPEGs of poorly drawn cartoon monkeys

Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Thursday, 16 June 2022 13:23 (two weeks ago) link

talking of crypto-fascism I used to work with someone who looked just like a blonde haired version of him and his surname was Goering!

lol

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Thursday, 16 June 2022 13:50 (two weeks ago) link

Remember this pompous ass? I could point out that Carry On Up the Khyber was literally on last week and The Sweeney is on permanently on one or other channel but Simon Heffer probably only has a black and white 15 inch Rediffusion telly with two buttons - one for BBC 1 and one for the independent channel.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/0/tvs-hypocritical-trigger-warnings-reveal-hidden-double-standard/

Doodles Diamond (Tom D.), Monday, 20 June 2022 09:57 (one week ago) link

when even Bellingcat are describing him as a "Walter Mitty idiot" Private Eye have taken Spymaster Mason's web of internal security threats at face value, lol even referring to him as "left-wing journalist". Someone suggested it's probably Cohen or Wheen who wrote it. Some of the bits about Grayzone might be valid criticism, but all journalistic cred died in the first paragraph. I stopped reading the Eye yonks ago because the print is so small - it's a struggle even with reading glasses. Not been missing much it seems.

calzino, Monday, 20 June 2022 14:24 (one week ago) link

Not renewing my long-held PE subscription because it's got really TERFy over the last couple of years.

Ward Fowler, Monday, 20 June 2022 14:26 (one week ago) link

Imagine being this fucking ignorant and not embarrassed about it at all?

This week, Dorian announces he’d assumed “Neoliberalism” was just a boo-word, a slur hurled by dumb socialists because how could one word apply to both Pinochet and Obama? Now, having read books by other smart people, he realises it’s not only real but ubiquitous and dominant. pic.twitter.com/4OuuSdwIfS

— Flying_Rodent (@flying_rodent) June 27, 2022

commonly known by his nickname, "MadBum" (gyac), Monday, 27 June 2022 09:26 (six days ago) link

Thank you Flying Rodent for listening to these so we don't have to. Not that we had to, or wanted to, but 30 seconds to read a summary is fine.

Portrait Of A Dissolvi Ng Drea M (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 27 June 2022 09:48 (six days ago) link

perhaps they should have learned this at least 10-20 years ago lol. To misquote Lou Reed: you are going get done in public when you are growing up in public with your pants down.

calzino, Monday, 27 June 2022 11:42 (six days ago) link

perhaps pretending to know fuck all about what they've been podcasting, writing books and Unherd/Spectator/NS pieces about for years is a clever ploy to get more clicks than they'd otherwise get. It might work in the short term but it renders everything else they've ever wrote as the work of ignorant imbeciles!

calzino, Monday, 27 June 2022 14:19 (six days ago) link

this dynamic duo, with a history of dismissing people who refer to "neoliberalism" as ignorant lefty plebs who lack nuance, unlike smartest balds in the room like them.

calzino, Monday, 27 June 2022 14:29 (six days ago) link

A lot of ppl also say that grifter is just a boo-word meaninglessly applied to anyone you don’t like but now they can listen to this podcast and realise it’s not only real but ubiquitous and dominant

Wiggum Dorma (wins), Monday, 27 June 2022 14:40 (six days ago) link


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