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Forum: Broadcasting Today, 16:05
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Posted By hendero
Fair point, I suppose they have disciplined...

Fair point, I suppose they have disciplined Clarkson to some degree. Given the two incidents in question (three if one were to throw in the Mexico comments), I would have thought something beyond a...
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 15:54
Replies: 35
Views: 2,074
Posted By hendero
Yes, Seb Coe really comes across as someone who...

Yes, Seb Coe really comes across as someone who doesn't care about his reputation.
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 15:52
Replies: 35
Views: 2,074
Posted By hendero
Well, there are apparently a number of people...

Well, there are apparently a number of people interested. Seb Coe supposedly was until recently, and Nick Prettejohn, who was recently appointed chairman of Scottish Widows. I'm going to guess both...
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 15:12
Replies: 753
Views: 30,357
Posted By hendero
They did with Carol Thatcher, I suppose, although...

They did with Carol Thatcher, I suppose, although she was only a free lance, and they gave her a chance to apologise, which she refused to do. Wonder where she got that stubborn streak...
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 15:09
Replies: 753
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Posted By hendero
I didn't say they should sack anyone. Apparently...

I didn't say they should sack anyone. Apparently the head of BBC TV was up for suspending him for six months (over this and the eeny meeny "incident"), but Tony Hall overruled him. Nothing to do...
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 14:48
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Views: 30,357
Posted By hendero
The issue at hand is Clarkson, I haven't...

The issue at hand is Clarkson, I haven't commented on those other examples, so you have no clue what I think about them, much less are you in a position to be accusing me of double standards. Maybe...
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 14:15
Replies: 753
Views: 30,357
Posted By hendero
Clarkson made the comment. If you really think...

Clarkson made the comment. If you really think he didn't know the term was also a derogatory term for Asian people then that seems awfully naive. And completely wrong. But so be it.
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 14:13
Replies: 753
Views: 30,357
Posted By hendero
Or the BBC could actually discipline someone for...

Or the BBC could actually discipline someone for making a racist remark.
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 14:12
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Views: 30,357
Posted By hendero
Must be quite the search engine you're using. ...

Must be quite the search engine you're using. It's one of the things that was mentioned, along with details of a fairly successful career.

But it must be the fact that he's gay that he sent that...
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 14:09
Replies: 35
Views: 2,074
Posted By hendero
Yeah, 110,000 for two days a week, what an...

Yeah, 110,000 for two days a week, what an insult.
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 12:36
Replies: 753
Views: 30,357
Posted By hendero
If all one heard is him say was, "there's a...

If all one heard is him say was, "there's a *bleep* on the bridge", then it doesn't make sense why it's a news story.

It usually doesn't matter which specific swear one someone says, usually when...
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 11:52
Replies: 753
Views: 30,357
Posted By hendero
But if you bleep out the word then the story...

But if you bleep out the word then the story doesn't make sense. It's not like bleeping out obvious swearing.




He wouldn't be the worst BBC-linked personality to receive a knighthood. Top five,...
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 11:28
Replies: 753
Views: 30,357
Posted By hendero
For people to understand the story, they need to...

For people to understand the story, they need to know what he said, whether they read the words or hear them spoken. And god knows I'm lectured on these forums about the importance of context often...
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 11:21
Replies: 753
Views: 30,357
Posted By hendero
I haven't written one word about "ignorance is...

I haven't written one word about "ignorance is not an excuse". Everyone is perfectly within their rights to take offence about what he said or not. Ofcom have a job to do and in this instance they...
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 11:13
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Views: 30,357
Posted By hendero
The point is Clarkson knew it was offensive. If...

The point is Clarkson knew it was offensive. If there hadn't been an Asian person walking across the bridge at the time there would be no issue.
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 11:12
Replies: 753
Views: 30,357
Posted By hendero
They are reporting on the story. It helps to...

They are reporting on the story. It helps to understand the issue to see the episode, and in context.

I get your point about isn't the effect the same, but the genie was already out of the...
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 10:15
Replies: 35
Views: 2,074
Posted By hendero
If the Tories win the election the next BBC...

If the Tories win the election the next BBC charter renewal might be very interesting. I don't see it as out of the question they might say something like, "OK BBC, you get another seven more years...
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 09:35
Replies: 753
Views: 30,357
Posted By hendero
We know because "slope" is also a derogatory term...

We know because "slope" is also a derogatory term for Asian people, and they showed the bridge at the same time an Asian person was walking across it. No one at TopGear has tried the "Clarkson...
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 08:28
Replies: 753
Views: 30,357
Posted By hendero
Clarkson clearly knew the word was offensive,...

Clarkson clearly knew the word was offensive, probably deeply offensive, in certain countries, including some where TG is broadcast. I'm curious at what stage in the script writing he thought it...
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 08:21
Replies: 753
Views: 30,357
Posted By hendero
I agree about the BBC, they do about as good a...

I agree about the BBC, they do about as good a job with impartiality as one can reasonably expect.

But I disagree with assertions that e.g. the Guardian is "anti-BBC". They frequently publish...
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 17:57
Replies: 753
Views: 30,357
Posted By hendero
How convenient for the BBC supporters on these...

How convenient for the BBC supporters on these forums, now every single newspaper article which paints the Beeb in a bad light can be blamed on bias. By the same logic, presumably all the other TV...
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 17:27
Replies: 753
Views: 30,357
Posted By hendero
The Guardian is anti-BBC? They seem to run...

The Guardian is anti-BBC? They seem to run opinion pieces standing up for them fairly often.
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 16:56
Replies: 753
Views: 30,357
Posted By hendero
Is the Mirror anti-BBC as well? That would make...

Is the Mirror anti-BBC as well? That would make it almost a clean sweep of the UK papers, with only the Graunie having any love for the Beeb.
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 13:43
Replies: 753
Views: 30,357
Posted By hendero
I can barely make out any of that gibberish - is...

I can barely make out any of that gibberish - is that supposed to be a reference to the Mexican ambassador?
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 13:20
Replies: 753
Views: 30,357
Posted By hendero
A very clever double entendre? Good grief. ...

A very clever double entendre? Good grief.




I found the few moments of Little Britain I have seen to be desperately unfunny and picking on easy targets. I suppose the difference is it done...
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