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    BBC Radio 1’s BNP-gate continues


    by Sunny on 2nd October, 2009 at 11:46 am    

    The media commentator Roy Greenslade has also written about that softball Radio 1 interview with two BNP candidates. He’s planning to find out how many people complained about the interview (so do complain please!) and what the hell went wrong.
    In other news, BBC gives space to Boris Johnson on Eastenders but refused to do anything to do with Ken Livingstone. That’s sucking up to the Tories for you.

    Also: BNP ‘exploiting military charities’ as it plans to hijack poppy appeal



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    1. Abdul Abulbul Emir — on 2nd October, 2009 at 1:01 pm  

      Well old fruit.
      It is a sad reflection on our times.
      As I was saying to Mrs A the other day

      ‘these leftlib luvvie duvvies. Now they are losing out in the scheme of things, they won’t go quietly. The gravy train has run out and there is no more money for multi-cult luxury’

      All this squawking about BNP is bad form now they have 2 MEPs you know.

      Mrs A agrees

      Peace be upon me.

    2. Morrigan — on 2nd October, 2009 at 1:15 pm  

      Sunny, what a change in tune!

      I think you should put a new sticker on your blogs now saying:

      ‘I DON’T TRUST THE BBC (BUT THEY WERE FINE WHILE LABOUR WERE IN POWER)’!

    3. Kismet Hardy — on 2nd October, 2009 at 1:19 pm  

      You’ve really got a beeb in your bonnet over this Morrigan, haven’t ya? I’m pretty sure Sunny ‘remember giving blow-jobs to blow-up dolls is a bad idea’ Hundal didn’t swear an oath of allegiance to the BBC for all eternity. If someone you trust in suddenly starts displaying questionable ethics, it’s quite logical to re-evaluate that trust, no?

    4. Morrigan — on 2nd October, 2009 at 1:35 pm  

      Fair enough. I’m always surprised when Sunny doesn’t swear….

      The sudden change of heart looks a bit desperate, but then my expectations shouldn’t be so high from a guy who apparently owns inflatable male dolls.

    5. Sunny — on 2nd October, 2009 at 2:00 pm  

      Do you own blow up dolls Morrigan? It’s not something yo should mention openly you know.

      I think the BBC is right-wing. Hence my problem.

    6. Col Blooknokk (ex M15) — on 2nd October, 2009 at 2:03 pm  

      Do you own blow up dolls Morrigan.

      Never take a black one home with you Sunny old chap.

      Bloodnokk
      The Bunker
      Hindhead

    7. Roger — on 2nd October, 2009 at 4:27 pm  

      “BBC gives space to Boris Johnson on Eastenders”

      Surely they recognise Johnson’s natural habitat: an absurd and unconvincing soap opera.

    8. dave bones — on 2nd October, 2009 at 4:29 pm  

      hypothetically there is a hypothetical link on incurable hippies blog here (which is also making its way round fuckface)

    9. Kismet Hardy — on 2nd October, 2009 at 4:33 pm  

      Nice one dave. I called the number from my mobile and left it on to go for a smoke but I’ve come back to find my entire £10 top-up for the week has gone. It better had cost the BNP a lot more than £10.

    10. Nick Seacole Griffin — on 2nd October, 2009 at 4:47 pm  

      And thank you again, Sunny, for the last link you gave: “BNP exploiting …”

      It takes us to a piece in the venerable but now Murdochoid* TIMES and to the e-mail responses to it, many of which are along the lines of

      “I don’t really much like the racism of the BNP but they’re the only political party which doesn’t hate and despise the British people and which is in favour of an immediate pullout from Iraq and Afghanistan …”

      * Murdochoid: owned or influenced by the lowest-common-denominator style of the Dirty Digger

    11. Shatterface — on 2nd October, 2009 at 5:21 pm  

      Listened to The News Quiz on Friday. Sandy Toksvig as hose, Jeremy Hardy, Mark Steel, Andy Hamilton and Karl Marx’s biographer Francis Wheel as panelists. So right-wing I thought they’d be burning cruciffixes at any moment.

      Sunny, having little sense of humour, is probably unaware of the BBC’s comedy output.

    12. Shatterface — on 2nd October, 2009 at 5:23 pm  

      Toksvig as ‘host’, that is. I’ll leave it uncorrected though in the hope someone posts it in and I get a mention.

    13. marie-odile — on 2nd October, 2009 at 5:24 pm  

      Could we get Katie Couric to interview the BNP instead?

    14. Shatterface — on 2nd October, 2009 at 5:35 pm  

      “BBC gives space to Boris Johnson on Eastenders”

      They also did an all Black episode a few months back.

      ‘I think the BBC is right-wing. Hence my problem.’

      Well that’s a start: the first step on the toad to recovery is admitting you have a problem.

    15. DisgustedOfTunbridgeWells — on 2nd October, 2009 at 5:40 pm  

      Fucking hell, the bbc supports the far right, what a shocker.

      Maybe piss weak establishment liberals will wake up and stop treating it like their first born.

    16. flipside — on 2nd October, 2009 at 5:59 pm  

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgECKj9LSH4

    17. Joan Walters — on 3rd October, 2009 at 11:30 am  

      Because of the BNP interview I tuned into Radio 1 for the very first time (I normally listen to Radio 4) and was appalled by the sheer banality and unmusical noise which passes for “music” on this channel. I have since complained to the BBC not about having the BNP on, but about the fact that if millions of people are listening to this noisy, unmusical, distracting rubbishy “music” whilst working, driving etc it will most likely create a bad outcome in terms of psychological damage to their concentration, thought processes and general mental well being. That’s the problem with multiracialism and multiculturalism - the importation of alien concepts of what passes for music (especially African), concepts which are totally different and incompatible with our western European stadards of music. I guess a BNP government would re introduce music as a compulsary subject in school and educate young people into the joys of classical European music and the dangers of pop “music”.

    18. persephone — on 3rd October, 2009 at 1:27 pm  

      ” concepts which are totally different and incompatible with our western European stadards of music. I guess a BNP government would re introduce music as a compulsary subject in school and educate young people into the joys of classical European music and the dangers of pop “music”.”

      You mean like this example of BNP sonata Joan?:-

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cACfVGnMLJo

      I think compulsory spelling tests should be brought in too ….actually it already is…

    19. Sunny — on 3rd October, 2009 at 4:13 pm  

      Joan - haha! nice one

      Maybe piss weak establishment liberals will wake up and stop treating it like their first born.

      I agree.

    20. persephone — on 3rd October, 2009 at 7:24 pm  

      Will TV audiences recover from this? Y’know seeing two blonde bouffants competing for the same screen space.

      Yep get out those wide screens if you want to see Boris and Peggie Mitchell

      Ken Livingstone just didn’t have the right hair, see

    21. damon — on 4th October, 2009 at 10:06 am  

      I heard Ken wanted to talk politics on Eastenders and that’s why they didn’t have him on.
      He was (apparently) going to talk about green issues and be telling the regulars in the Queen Vic about the importance of recycling and cutting carbon emmisions.

    22. damon — on 4th October, 2009 at 11:25 am  

      I don’t want to misquote what Sunny said, but remember him saying how he had objected to the visit of Narendra Modi at an event in Wembley a few years ago, because of Modi’s complicity in the 2002 Gujarat violence, and that when things were wrong you had to speak out against them.
      And that what has happened in Guantanamo was wrong and needed to be opposed.

      Something like that, and it was a point well made I thought (even if I still can’t get too worked up about the current plight of the Guantanamo detainees).

      The names of all the prisoners were writen out on cards and these were handed to the people there to hold up. I wasn’t holding one, and a man asked me why not. I said I was just there to listen.

      I didn’t tell him this, but didn’t want to, as I wouldn’t know who the person named on the card I was holding was. The only one I know by name is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and even though I think it was wrong to waterboard him so much (183 times) I wouldn’t want to be holding up his name outside parialment.

    23. douglas clark — on 4th October, 2009 at 11:32 am  

      Well, at least you were there damon. So, not a fundamental change of mind then?

      Waterboarding someone
      once is OK, is it?

      Fuck me!

    24. damon — on 4th October, 2009 at 11:47 am  

      Oops, wrong thread. This is obviously about the thing in Parliament Square yesterday.
      I’m not completely against torture. It depends on who it’s being done to and by whoom.
      I’m mostly against it, but I probably share the view of most of humanity on this issue. And my liberalism is somewhat frayed around the edges.

    25. Babara — on 4th October, 2009 at 4:44 pm  

      ‘banter’
      http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5iaS82GCubA6kU4ZM4dFgKY1lINJQ

    26. Joan Walters — on 4th October, 2009 at 4:49 pm  

      persephone - I deliberately made a spelling mistake in the anticipation that you would waste no time in showing us what a small minded, trivial, childish non entity you are. Picking on such small details is a typical get out for people who cannot face up and defeat an argument in a logical way. Why anyone would want to stay on this website is a mystery - perhaps you are a brown or black skinned, smelly alien yourself….yes I think so. Go back to your land of ancestry, take Sunny and all the other darkies, and leave us alone.

    27. douglas clark — on 4th October, 2009 at 5:00 pm  

      Joan Walters,

      deliberately made a spelling mistake in the anticipation that you would waste no time in showing us what a small minded, trivial, childish non entity you are. Picking on such small details is a typical get out for people who cannot face up and defeat an argument in a logical way. Why anyone would want to stay on this website is a mystery – perhaps you are a brown or black skinned, smelly alien yourself….yes I think so. Go back to your land of ancestry, take Sunny and all the other darkies, and leave us alone.

      Fuck off.

      ________________________________________________

      Sunny and Persephone are more my chums than you will ever be.

    28. chairwoman — on 4th October, 2009 at 5:33 pm  

      “perhaps you are a brown or black skinned, smelly alien yourself….yes I think so. Go back to your land of ancestry, take Sunny and all the other darkies, and leave us alone.”

      Smelly? Smelly? I suggest you get on a bus or train filled with the indigenous population and see how fragrant they are. Unwashed people smell bad, and there are those in every ethnic group, even yours.

      I am assuming from your old fashioned use of English that you’re elderly. In that case you must be wondering what awaits you on the other side. Isn’t meeting Jesus, a non-white, and like me a Jew to boot going to be a bit of a problem for you?

      Just off for another shower, having communicated ith you, I think I need one

    29. Don — on 4th October, 2009 at 6:54 pm  

      I deliberately made a spelling mistake…

      Sure you did.

      And you seem to think that calling someone brown and smelly is to defeat an argument in a logical way.

      Why anyone would want to stay on this website is a mystery. So what are you doing here, troll?

      CW may be right and you may be elderly, but I’m not inclined to cut you any slack for that.

      @Sunny #19,

      You thought she was being ironic, didn’t you?

    30. Ravi Naik — on 4th October, 2009 at 7:14 pm  

      the importation of alien concepts of what passes for music (especially African), concepts which are totally different and incompatible with our western European stadards of music. I guess a BNP government would re introduce music as a compulsary subject in school and educate young people into the joys of classical European music and the dangers of pop “music”.

      Uhm… a nationalist regime dictating what is good art and degenerate art… where did I heard that before?

    31. persephone — on 4th October, 2009 at 7:19 pm  

      Ok Joan lets tackle this your way. Heres some logic:

      If I am a nonentity (common useage is no space) then why do you feel such vitriol and difference? As a nonentity it doesn’t matter if I should stay or go - which reminds me of
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZBPu7jJbJU

      As to being brown or black skinned or a smelly alien.

      I am not brown, black or green and aliens do not exist (well not proven).

      I do smell of perfumed soap – logically, if that smell is alien to you suggest you get a bath. Bad hygiene can be due to low self esteem y’know.



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