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Old 24-07-2013, 01:05
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Some people take criticism of the monarchy as a personal attack.
It is quite possible to criticise the Monarchy without being offensive like the original comment. I don't like Camilla but would try to avoid comments like those.
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Old 24-07-2013, 01:14
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Whenever I see the Middletons I am reminded of this clip from 'Coming To America'...https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=AynM9HCJ9SE
I can never understand the snobbishness towards the Middletons. They come from a relatively humble background but have built up successful businesses.

You might expect some at the Palace to look down on them for being 'trade' but the bitchiness always seem to come from people are by no means Royal. Perhaps jealousy?

Prince Edward's wife seems to similarly not have a Royal background but escapes it.

Especially sad considering the problems that William's mother had with some at the Palace.
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Old 24-07-2013, 03:06
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The entire circus is a fairly deliberate attempt to persuade public opinion.

The reality is No One Cares. There are a very few exceptions but in general no-one really has much interest in this. However, by simply flooding the news channels with nothing but this ridiculous nonsense, lots of people who don't care might think there is something wrong with THEM and not the media's ridiculous obsession.

And so another generation of royal watchers is created, despite no-one really caring.
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Old 24-07-2013, 03:20
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The entire circus is a fairly deliberate attempt to persuade public opinion.

The reality is No One Cares. There are a very few exceptions but in general no-one really has much interest in this. However, by simply flooding the news channels with nothing but this ridiculous nonsense, lots of people who don't care might think there is something wrong with THEM and not the media's ridiculous obsession.

And so another generation of royal watchers is created, despite no-one really caring.
Yes, you are correct.

This week has proved a further low point for 24 hour news channels in the UK. I expect little else from Sky, but much higher standards from the BBC which simply are not there. They have all badly, and very badly I'd say, mis-judged the public mood out in the country with this insanely over the top coverage of precisely next to nothing. Flying helicopters above St.Mary's Hospital for God's sake. Why? What are they hoping to see exactly? This isn't news, it isn't even entertainment, infact I don't know what it is when they act like this. Last night at about this time, the BBC News channel actually spent about ten minutes talking about this baby to the British High Commissioner in Singapore! Truly the banality of it was breathtaking in the extreme for it's utter lack of relevance and pointlessness.

Chris Morris and his old The Day Today parody has infact become true before our very eyes! ...
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Old 24-07-2013, 06:02
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The entire circus is a fairly deliberate attempt to persuade public opinion.

The reality is No One Cares. There are a very few exceptions but in general no-one really has much interest in this. However, by simply flooding the news channels with nothing but this ridiculous nonsense, lots of people who don't care might think there is something wrong with THEM and not the media's ridiculous obsession.

And so another generation of royal watchers is created, despite no-one really caring.
Spot on. No one I know could care less about this baby.
The powers that be are really forcing this down our throats and the sheep blindly follow.
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Old 24-07-2013, 08:22
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So the horse- faced , marriage wrecker and the unfaithful husband visit the latest fully paid up member of blood sports society . Big deal.
^This^ Cannot stand either of these and hope his backside never sit's on the throne.
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Old 24-07-2013, 09:13
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^This^ Cannot stand either of these and hope his backside never sit's on the throne.
unfortunately, all this new baby has done is reinforce the establishment of the monarchy.

Queenie was at an all time low around mid 90's till Diana died but they are more popular than ever now, reinforced by this latest future king bullcrap.

I personally couldnt care less about the monarchy, but at least its a constitutional monarchy and have very little absolute power, unlike the days gone by.
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Old 24-07-2013, 09:22
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unfortunately, all this new baby has done is reinforce the establishment of the monarchy.

Queenie was at an all time low around mid 90's till Diana died but they are more popular than ever now, reinforced by this latest future king bullcrap.

I personally couldnt care less about the monarchy, but at least its a constitutional monarchy and have very little absolute power, unlike the days gone by.
Yet you cared enough to take time to type your message.
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Old 24-07-2013, 09:26
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Spot on. No one I know could care less about this baby.
The powers that be are really forcing this down our throats and the sheep blindly follow.
And how many people do you know exactly? if you have a twitter account maybe you'd like to tell us how many followers you have?
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Old 24-07-2013, 09:28
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Cant DS give it a rest and change the photo on the home page. Its bad enough the papers will be going on about it for a entire week.

There are some people who could care less about this royal baby.
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Old 24-07-2013, 09:31
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OK so if that is your rather silly and childish opinion - why bother wasting your time coming on here with your inane comments?

Maybe some history lessons would improve your ignorance!
Pray tell , oh wise one , which parts are you refuting ?
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Old 24-07-2013, 09:54
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The way some people are reacting to this baby is just silly.
It's also insulting that the pro-monarchy brigade seem to think everyone should be over the moon and if you express a different view you're told to shut up.
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Old 24-07-2013, 10:30
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Yet you cared enough to take time to type your message.
the message was saying they couldnt care less about the royal family, taking time to type it doesnt mean they care, if I type a message about myra hindley it doesnt mean because im typing about her I care for her -your logic is flawed!


And how many people do you know exactly? if you have a twitter account maybe you'd like to tell us how many followers you have?
how pompous and arrogant!!
just because you fawn over royalty,doesnt make you one!!
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Old 24-07-2013, 11:09
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The ITV coverage was classic The Day Today. Camera trained on a doorway for hours, and voices making increasingly inane conversation to fill the space. When the parents did come out, and brought the baby over to the press, Eve Pollard actually gasped "It's as if they KNOW that people are interested!" I can only assume she said it for a bet.

It was beyond over-the-top. Poor Kate and William. Poor little baby. What a world to be born into.
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Old 24-07-2013, 11:15
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The ITV coverage was classic The Day Today. Camera trained on a doorway for hours, and voices making increasingly inane conversation to fill the space. When the parents did come out, and brought the baby over to the press, Eve Pollard actually gasped "It's as if they KNOW that people are interested!" I can only assume she said it for a bet.

It was beyond over-the-top. Poor Kate and William. Poor little baby. What a world to be born into.
I caught the ITV highlights later last night. Alistair Stewart claiming that William was a 'genius' for his 'good set of lungs' quip, then claiming that it was the best, most memorable moment in his forty year career. The lady then waxed lyrical about how Kate and William actually came right to the people waiting to ask them questions, like they knew instinctively what to do. Was she expecting them to peek out and shout answers to the questions? Then William actually managed to look at one camera and then another one next to it, wittered Stewart. It's almost offensive - these journalists seem to think the royals are like little children and whenever they do anything normal, it's an enormous accomplishment.
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Old 24-07-2013, 11:33
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The way some people are reacting to this baby is just silly.
It's also insulting that the pro-monarchy brigade seem to think everyone should be over the moon and if you express a different view you're told to shut up.
Kinda reminds me of the"I love hot weather" lot on here last week.
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Old 24-07-2013, 11:52
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I've been wide-eyed with disbelief at the level of media coverage of the royal baby's birth. Then I come on here out of curiosity and I'm wide-eyed with disbelief at the venom people take such pleasure in hurling at each other. Both are uniquely British qualities.

Personally - perhaps as I only have 44 followers on twitter and therefore I don't know anybody - I'm really happy about the new baby. I've enjoyed seeing one or two pictures of it and the clear happiness on the face of his parents. It's reminded me of the births of my own children and those of countless other children around the world at this time. It's nice to be given a little injection of happiness once in a while. Babies, to a lot of people, no matter whose they are, bring happiness. The extent of the coverage has been ridiculous, but I think it's made quite a few people happy. If you're not one of those people, turn off.
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Old 24-07-2013, 12:21
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Have we had "Breaking News: Baby's first poo!" yet?
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Old 24-07-2013, 13:46
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I caught the ITV highlights later last night. Alistair Stewart claiming that William was a 'genius' for his 'good set of lungs' quip, then claiming that it was the best, most memorable moment in his forty year career. The lady then waxed lyrical about how Kate and William actually came right to the people waiting to ask them questions, like they knew instinctively what to do. Was she expecting them to peek out and shout answers to the questions? Then William actually managed to look at one camera and then another one next to it, wittered Stewart. It's almost offensive - these journalists seem to think the royals are like little children and whenever they do anything normal, it's an enormous accomplishment.
One of the BBC reporters had said earlier he had been told by the Palace that they would go across to speak into the microphones that had been rigged for them and answer a few questions. So it was arranged beforehand.
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Old 24-07-2013, 14:25
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One of the BBC reporters had said earlier he had been told by the Palace that they would go across to speak into the microphones that had been rigged for them and answer a few questions. So it was arranged beforehand.
Apparently that memo didn't get through to the simpering woman (I'm not sure who she was - ITV - anyone know?) and Alistair Stewart. You'd think William and Kate and walked across water to the reporters the way they were carrying on.
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Old 24-07-2013, 20:28
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I caught the ITV highlights later last night. Alistair Stewart claiming that William was a 'genius' for his 'good set of lungs' quip, then claiming that it was the best, most memorable moment in his forty year career. The lady then waxed lyrical about how Kate and William actually came right to the people waiting to ask them questions, like they knew instinctively what to do. Was she expecting them to peek out and shout answers to the questions? Then William actually managed to look at one camera and then another one next to it, wittered Stewart. It's almost offensive - these journalists seem to think the royals are like little children and whenever they do anything normal, it's an enormous accomplishment.
There were highlights? Nice we can call the baby by his name now it's been announced today. I think the media interest will die down - at least until baby GAL's christening.
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Old 24-07-2013, 20:39
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There were highlights? Nice we can call the baby by his name now it's been announced today. I think the media interest will die down - at least until baby GAL's christening.
Not highlights, no. Bad word choice on my part.
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Old 24-07-2013, 20:50
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There were highlights? Nice we can call the baby by his name now it's been announced today. I think the media interest will die down - at least until baby GAL's christening.
I am shocked that all programmes were not interrupted when the name was announced.
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Old 24-07-2013, 20:55
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The ITV coverage was classic The Day Today. Camera trained on a doorway for hours, and voices making increasingly inane conversation to fill the space. When the parents did come out, and brought the baby over to the press, Eve Pollard actually gasped "It's as if they KNOW that people are interested!" I can only assume she said it for a bet.

It was beyond over-the-top. Poor Kate and William. Poor little baby. What a world to be born into.
Yeah, my heart bleeds for them
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Old 24-07-2013, 22:06
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I caught the ITV highlights later last night. Alistair Stewart claiming that William was a 'genius' for his 'good set of lungs' quip, then claiming that it was the best, most memorable moment in his forty year career. The lady then waxed lyrical about how Kate and William actually came right to the people waiting to ask them questions, like they knew instinctively what to do. Was she expecting them to peek out and shout answers to the questions? Then William actually managed to look at one camera and then another one next to it, wittered Stewart. It's almost offensive - these journalists seem to think the royals are like little children and whenever they do anything normal, it's an enormous accomplishment.
That was sycophancy at its absolute worst.
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