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Old 01-01-2013, 11:01
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:12
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Yes seems over the top. However Jimmy carr and the rest of those numpties would have me switching off the moment they come on tv. Least they got a token blonde on and it wasn't sarah milican. Thats a positive i guess.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:16
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Jimmy carr and the rest of those numpties would have me switching off the moment they come on tv.
Actually, I think Jimmy Carr's pretty brilliant, or can be, though I didn't actually see the show last night.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:16
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They really are scraping the barrel with this story, but Imagine if the show had been on the BBC
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:22
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I have just at that. Not because of the dire report but the funny jokes and comments that were in the show. Thanks for the reminder Dail Fail
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:27
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:34
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Last night TV watchdog Ofcom confirmed it had already received complaints
Hmmm,.... is there really someone on duty at Ofcom late on NYE to take complains from rabid Mail readers?
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:43
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Good to see the Daily Mail is now using DS forum members to justify its over the top stories What's the betting the number of complaints received was 2 or something similarly low
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:48
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Flooded with complaint.

I watched a bit of this last night - seemed like pretty standard comedy panel show type comedy to me.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:49
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It was funny, even the comments are telling the "newspaper" to jump off a cliff.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:51
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Actually, I think Jimmy Carr's pretty brilliant, or can be, though I didn't actually see the show last night.
I saw it and thought it was very funny! Actually I thought Gabby Logan spoiled the whole thing as she took it all too seriously- it was a good laugh ok a few risque jokes but it made me laugh out loud more than once.
If people don't like a show , use the remote and switch over- simple as that
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:59
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I'm sure the Daily Fail will rope the BBC into it somehow, what with Gabby Logan on the show.

And if they really ARE taking comments from DS forums then take the following:

Daily Fail, you are a pathetic excuse for a publication!

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Old 01-01-2013, 12:00
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Ridiculous Digital Spy forum member false outrage at Daily Mail.
I wasn't 'outraged' at the Mail, in this instance. Just thought it was laughable.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:03
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LOL. There's the 9.00pm watershed, and there's the DM's not-long-enough-after-the-watershed watershed.

Fwiw, I always smile at the people who write this stuff for the DM - way to waste a uni education, folks.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:05
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I don't agree with the 'if you don't like it don't watch it' argument. If something is grossly offensive not watching it should not make it acceptable to be broadcast.

I watched the programme and did not find it offensive, it was adult humour with some risqué comments but it was done in a humorous manor and was clear that no malice was intended.

This seems to be a bit if a non-story, 4 complaints is next to nothing. It's clear that the viewers were not offended as they expect a certain type of humour with this show.

I guess jan 1st is a pretty light news day.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:25
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I saw the show. It was funny. It is always irreverent. Viewers know what to expect.

When Russell Brand was featured the show was ruder and funnier.

The Daily Mail is just preaching to the converted (in the Mary Whitehouse Church of the Offended).
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:32
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The worst thing is those awful women from parents watch groups going on about the effect of this type on children. Well love if your letting your kids watch a comedy show with Jimmy Carr to then no point complaining to others about your awful parenting skills.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:36
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Good to see the Daily Mail is now using DS forum members to justify its over the top stories What's the betting the number of complaints received was 2 or something similarly low
5 complaints.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:37
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Even funnier on these stories are the comments underneath them telling the Fail how useless they are
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:37
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Move along, nothing to see here.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:38
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I was offended by Jimmy Carr's awful fake laugh.

Had to switch over to MOTD.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:43
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It's a big cringeworthy seeing people passionately defending the show in the comments. The Daily Mail wants this type of reaction, that's why it runs such stories and gets so many hits on their website.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:47
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I saw it and thought it was very funny! Actually I thought Gabby Logan spoiled the whole thing as she took it all too seriously- it was a good laugh ok a few risque jokes but it made me laugh out loud more than once.
If people don't like a show , use the remote and switch over- simple as that
I don't think Gabby spoilt it at all. She was the straight 'man' to Richard, who was the best thing about the show. Very funny without the gimmicks and without feeling the need to snigger and be childish as if he's still at school. Not that I was offended by any of the others, I thought they were quite funny in places. Just an end of year comedy quiz, after the watershed. I don't see why tv should be 'cleaned up,' as the lady in the DM article said (Margaret, I've forgotten her surname!) It's an adult show and if people let their kids watch it it's up to them, but if it's on after 9pm then shows may feature unsuitable subjects for kids, or they may not. I don't want to be treated like a child and told what's acceptable and what's not acceptable for me to watch.

This is 2013 and swear words are still bleeped out of HIGNFY, for example, when it's shown after 10.30pm. I know some people are still offended by swearing, before someone has a go at me
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:51
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The worst thing is those awful women from parents watch groups going on about the effect of this type on children. Well love if your letting your kids watch a comedy show with Jimmy Carr to then no point complaining to others about your awful parenting skills.
Coudn't agree more.

I couldn't help the irony of the Daily Heil reprinting what was said 'to let readers make up their own minds' ... Yeah, right. To try and turn this into Sachsgate 2 and restoke the Heil's longstanding battle with C4, more like.

And coming from the newspaper that supported Hitler and Mussolini ...
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:51
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I was offended by Jimmy Carr's awful fake laugh.

Had to switch over to MOTD.
Yes, Jimmy's laugh was the only thing that got on my nerves a bit
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