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Old 07-05-2013, 15:48
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Ah - fair enough! You won't be surprised to hear that I don't find him annoying in that way (well, not often!).



I'm not a big fan of identity politics, and I do agree that most people with a brain can at least begin to imagine what it's like... BUT... but... I don't think most people realise just how often it happens and to what extent.

I can't help it - but it really irks me when people take time to pick out the exception, but don't (apparently) spend the same energy on fighting or even acknowledging the much bigger problem. I hope you understand what I mean by that.



No, it's not, but this kind of fits in to the point I made above. 'Traditional' racism is a massively bigger problem and, given the power structures in the UK, a much more important problem, because of the practical effects it has. So I refer you to my paragraph above, and I'd perhaps ask you to question why someone would feel the need to mention this at all, in context.
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Old 07-05-2013, 15:51
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The last time i posted about an annnoying presenter it got taken down and i was told off
Apparently certain historical reference points might offend.Mmmm,thank goodness for twitter.I just wanted to knock the smugness out of someone who visited a theme park and had five points of moaning.It was Radio 4 for me today!
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Old 07-05-2013, 16:20
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Originally Posted by gurney-slade;65747917 [B
All the English newspapers are onl9ne.[/b] Go and have a nice quiet read.
I understand that we're going to have to subscribe to them soon, if we want to read them online. Daily Mail and The Times to start with, I think (or was it The Telegraph rather than The Times?)
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Old 07-05-2013, 16:30
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I understand that we're going to have to subscribe to them soon, if we want to read them online. Daily Mail and The Times to start with, I think (or was it The Telegraph rather than The Times?)
The Times and The Sun have charged for some time. I suppose it's fair enough if they're losing revenue by people not buying the printed editions. I'm a Telegraph subscriber (I pay quarterly and get a discount) so I can access the online one free.
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Old 07-05-2013, 17:21
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The Times and The Sun have charged for some time. I suppose it's fair enough if they're losing revenue by people not buying the printed editions. I'm a Telegraph subscriber (I pay quarterly and get a discount) so I can access the online one free.
Trust me to be behind with the news!
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Old 07-05-2013, 17:37
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All the English newspapers are onl9ne. Go and have a nice quiet read.
I wouldn't give that WUM the time of day, he even trys it in the tS thread !!
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Old 07-05-2013, 17:59
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Now lbc talking american abduction rubbish, More boring American child claptrap story's who the hell cares, what's it got to do with us.
Talk British issues not yank issues getting bored with this.
You can't deny that it's worthy of reporting surely? It's a bizarre story.
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Old 07-05-2013, 18:04
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Iain Dale appears to be in a rather bad mood this afternoon. Being very narky and condescending to callers. Been taking tips from JOB maybe?

I wish presenters would remember that the people the station wants and needs to call into their shows are most likely not politicians (or failed ones), social workers, bloggers etc and are in fact just ordinary people accepting an invitation to pass comment.

In other words drop the attitude!
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Old 07-05-2013, 18:25
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I wish presenters would remember that the people the station wants and needs to call into their shows are most likely not politicians (or failed ones), social workers, bloggers etc and are in fact just ordinary people accepting an invitation to pass comment.

In other words drop the attitude!
Is this another example of the tension between being entertaining (I guess a lot of people like the narky presenter style, telling people what for), and the desire to be a more serious, informed news station?
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Old 07-05-2013, 18:43
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Iain Dale is starting to develop habits I suspect he picked up from JoB and that is get the inarticulate right wing listeners on the radio and put them down in an as patronising and dismissive a manner as is possible.
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Old 07-05-2013, 18:49
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Iain Dale is starting to develop habits I suspect he picked up from JoB and that is get the inarticulate right wing listeners on the radio and put them down in an as patronising and dismissive a manner as is possible.
Why would he do that, given his own political leanings?
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Old 07-05-2013, 18:49
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Iain Dale appears to be in a rather bad mood this afternoon. Being very narky and condescending to callers. Been taking tips from JOB maybe?

I wish presenters would remember that the people the station wants and needs to call into their shows are most likely not politicians (or failed ones), social workers, bloggers etc and are in fact just ordinary people accepting an invitation to pass comment.

In other words drop the attitude!
I posted my #910 before reading your post. I had exactly the same reaction as you. Clearly Iain Dale at his poorest. And to think that I used to consider him to be a Conservative blogger. After tonight, I can't quite believe I called that so wrong.
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Old 07-05-2013, 18:52
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Why would he do that, given his own political leanings?
Don't know why! Broadcasting on LBC seems to have changed Iain Dale politically
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Old 07-05-2013, 18:58
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Iain Dale appears to be in a rather bad mood this afternoon. Being very narky and condescending to callers. ..............
.............In other words drop the attitude!
He made a bit of a prat of himself on the LBC Politics thread this morning so maybe he's still smarting from that.
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Old 07-05-2013, 19:02
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He made a bit of a prat of himself on the LBC Politics thread this morning so maybe he's still smarting from that.
I wondered that but surely he can rise above an altercation with a few internet anoraks?

(I include myself in that description, before you all start having a go!)
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Old 07-05-2013, 19:04
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He made a bit of a prat of himself on the LBC Politics thread this morning so maybe he's still smarting from that.
He slapped down a caller tonight after the caller claimed that certain UK politicians want to take the UK into a Federal Europe. Iain Dale retorted that "No British Politician wants to take Britain into a Federal Europe".

Pull the other one Iain
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Old 07-05-2013, 19:35
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I loved "Down The Line," when it was on Radio Four, but haven't had a chance to catch the television series, how has it migrated, is it any good?
Bellamy's People was excellent. A lot of material was done for a second series but the Beeb didn't offer them one in the end. But at least they're back on the radio. The Nibster returns!
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Old 07-05-2013, 21:21
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He slapped down a caller tonight after the caller claimed that certain UK politicians want to take the UK into a Federal Europe. Iain Dale retorted that "No British Politician wants to take Britain into a Federal Europe".

Pull the other one Iain
To be fair, Iain is correct. No mainstream UK politician has indicated that they want Britain to be part of a United States of Europe, not even arch Europhiles like Nick Clegg and Ken Clarke.
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Old 07-05-2013, 22:30
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To be fair, Iain is correct. No mainstream UK politician has indicated that they want Britain to be part of a United States of Europe, not even arch Europhiles like Nick Clegg and Ken Clarke.
Lets keep this off politics, or obvious reasons, but the point I was making was that being dismissive/condescending with callers who have accepted your continual invitations to ring in with an opinion is poor form. Disagree with people by all means but theres no reason to rubbish anyones opinion. He even got into a spat about the definition of "jingoism" earlier and found it necessary to google it while the caller was speaking purely to try and prove her wrong. Which he couldn't.

He really seems to have developed a very high opinion of himself over the last few months.

I think he's turned into a complete arse, frankly.
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Old 07-05-2013, 22:35
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'He really seems to have developed a very high opinion of himself over the last few months.'


Hubris.Pride comes before a fall.
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:49
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I listened to him when he began on the internet radio station Play Radio as part of a talk station project piloted by Tommy Boyd and Duncan Barkes. Now he's on "real" radio and I suppose has people blowing sm....um, being exceptionally supportive. It's hard to remain as self-critical as normal under such conditions. I believe this is called Ricky Gervais Syndrome
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:58
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Oh joy, a big football story! I hope we don't spend the rest of the day speculating on the next Man. U manager. Still, I suppose it's even worse if you live in Manchester and aren't interested.

Morning all.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:09
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Oh joy, a big football story! I hope we don't spend the rest of the day speculating on the next Man. U manager. Still, I suppose it's even worse if you live in Manchester and aren't interested.

Morning all.
On the plus side, it's diverted J O'B from his mission to save the world from the evils of UKIP.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:25
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I think its going to be one of those days if you aren't a fan of football then find a music station.

5live will be the same.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:23
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The last time i posted about an annnoying presenter it got taken down and i was told off
Apparently certain historical reference points might offend.Mmmm,thank goodness for twitter.I just wanted to knock the smugness out of someone who visited a theme park and had five points of moaning.It was Radio 4 for me today!
I was banned for calling a presenter a total waste of time. Someone complained that the initials were a misspelling of a part of the female anatomy.

I'll probably get banned again for talking about now.
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