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12 minutes ago, Uhtred said:

Still a gobshite though.

I think you mean warm and empathetic interviewer and phone-in host. 

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9 hours ago, woolley said:

Says it's not racist despite posting a picture of a monkey. Says he didn't know whose baby it was. Right. Stands outside his £2m house and says it's all about the class struggle with not a hint of irony. Typical champagne socialist warrior who climbed the greasy pole to wealth by the long prevalent liberal patronage of mediocrity.

Does seem strange that he was unaware of the mother of the child ,  slagging off the Royals does seem to be fashionable amongst certain sections of the population who presumably would prefer a president appointed by "the people"  (  eg like in the USA  :lol:)

However in relation to the value of his property it would depend on when he bought it/got on the housing ladder. I bought a 5 storey wreck of a place in Islington , central London , way back for under £8K , current value around £2m....... just saying .

 

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18 minutes ago, paswt said:

Does seem strange that he was unaware of the mother of the child ,  slagging off the Royals does seem to be fashionable amongst certain sections of the population who presumably would prefer a president appointed by "the people"  (  eg like in the USA  :lol:)

However in relation to the value of his property it would depend on when he bought it/got on the housing ladder. I bought a 5 storey wreck of a place in Islington , central London , way back for under £8K , current value around £2m....... just saying .

 

There was a long running joke on his radio show - "Monkeys Dressed as Famous People Plus Fairground Music", so he's play fairground music and he'd announce like a maitre d' at a posh party ... "and now Sherlock Holmes ... ladies and gentlemen I present Princess Grace of Monaco ... and welcome Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis jnr."

The basis of the joke being that chimps dressed as people are funny especially when they're dressed as someone you expect to be dignified or held in high regard.  I think he saw the twitter post in the same context, without considering how it looks to those outside that world. 

I'm pretty sure he bought the house in the 80's - I doubt his income in the last decade has been regular enough to afford him to buy a £2m house.

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Thanks for that 'Declan', could explain his 'tweet"(?), and his apology and withdrawal of the comment , I've never heard his programme:flowers:

 

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I thought I could handle the spurious quotemarks, but pairing up singles with doubles, that's a fresh hell!

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7 hours ago, Declan said:

There was a long running joke on his radio show - "Monkeys Dressed as Famous People Plus Fairground Music", so he's play fairground music and he'd announce like a maitre d' at a posh party ... "and now Sherlock Holmes ... ladies and gentlemen I present Princess Grace of Monaco ... and welcome Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis jnr."

The basis of the joke being that chimps dressed as people are funny especially when they're dressed as someone you expect to be dignified or held in high regard.  I think he saw the twitter post in the same context, without considering how it looks to those outside that world. 

I'm pretty sure he bought the house in the 80's - I doubt his income in the last decade has been regular enough to afford him to buy a £2m house.

This is a lavish and forensic defence of Baker that surpasses normal levels of celebrity awareness. You are Danny Baker and I claim my £5 chimpanzee.

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Declan's right and believe it or not that probably is the pretext to this crass and stupid tweet. He should absolutely have known better, but anyone who has listened to him over his career, and as the many people who know him have vouched, Danny doesn't have a racist bone or brain cell in his body. He should've been given an old fashioned carpeting but not thrown to the diversity agenda police and the spineless suits at the BBC. This is why many people no longer trust the nation's broadcaster to represent the people and give us an unfiltered view of the world. We've just lost one of the last, and perhaps the most talented maverick broadcaster in the country.

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35 minutes ago, Shake me up Judy said:

Declan's right and believe it or not that probably is the pretext to this crass and stupid tweet. He should absolutely have known better, but anyone who has listened to him over his career, and as the many people who know him have vouched, Danny doesn't have a racist bone or brain cell in his body. He should've been given an old fashioned carpeting but not thrown to the diversity agenda police and the spineless suits at the BBC. This is why many people no longer trust the nation's broadcaster to represent the people and give us an unfiltered view of the world. We've just lost one of the last, and perhaps the most talented maverick broadcaster in the country.

I'm sure I'm not alone in ( for many years now) not trusting the BBC to present an unfiltered view of what is happening in the UK and the wider world ( eg  I remember the march against the war and how it was reported ).

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On ‎5‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 8:28 PM, paswt said:

I'm sure I'm not alone in ( for many years now) not trusting the BBC to present an unfiltered view of what is happening in the UK and the wider world ( eg  I remember the march against the war and how it was reported ).

I have friends in the UK who refer to them as the Brussels Broadcasting Cockroaches

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Days after it was broadcast, the BBC are still defending the 'edgy comedy' of the jovial Jo Brand (61) for her 'joke' about throwing battery acid at Brexiteers. Within 24 hours they sacked the 61 year old presenter Danny Baker for tweeting a picture of a chimpanzee which the BBC deemed to be racist against the royal baby. He had removed the image within ten minutes and apologised publicly and profusely for his insensitivity and unwitting stupidity. I see that the Metropolitan Police are now involved following a complaint from the Prime Minister.

 

 

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"Heresy is a long-running comedy programme where, as the title implies and as our listeners know, panellists often say things which are deliberately provocative and go against societal norms but are not intended to be taken seriously."

There we go, no need for any faux outrage!

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15 minutes ago, Shake me up Judy said:

Days after it was broadcast, the BBC are still defending the 'edgy comedy' of the jovial Jo Brand (61) for her 'joke' about throwing battery acid at Brexiteers. Within 24 hours they sacked the 61 year old presenter Danny Baker for tweeting a picture of a chimpanzee which the BBC deemed to be racist against the royal baby. He had removed the image within ten minutes and apologised publicly and profusely for his insensitivity and unwitting stupidity. I see that the Metropolitan Police are now involved following a complaint from the Prime Minister.

 

 

She withdrew the comment in the same sentence as it was made and said the milkshake thing was a bit daft. It was clearly a daft joke. I wonder if the joke had been made by a bantery bloke in Farage's local rather than left wing woman would he have reacted quite so snowflakey. 

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Quite possibly, but the febrile atmosphere that abounds currently appears capable of making a drama out of anything. Our nonsensical local "wet ops" episode comes to mind. Always someone wants to capitalise to further their agenda. Don't like Brand, but it applies across the spectrum.

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4 hours ago, Declan said:

She withdrew the comment in the same sentence as it was made and said the milkshake thing was a bit daft. It was clearly a daft joke. I wonder if the joke had been made by a bantery bloke in Farage's local rather than left wing woman would he have reacted quite so snowflakey. 

Maybe wonder what the outrage/reaction might have been had Farage, Boris, or Tommy Robinson uttered it? A "daft joke?" Some poor sod was jailed for teaching his girlfriends dog to perform the fascist salute as a result of another, equally "daft joke." Humour is subjective, as is the concept of offence. It depends who's doing the joking and who's doing the listening. Having done a search, I can't find anything indicating Brand withdrawing what she said, only stories that she refuses to apologise and can't understand what all the fuss is about, and good old auntie standing by her, claiming the edgy stuff is all part of the programme. Anyhow, something can never be un-said, so her "daft joke" isn't really withdrawable.

Is it not reasonable then to also consider the feelings of those actual victims of acid attacks? Did they get the, "clearly daft joke?"

She should be sacked. 

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I think the internet is at the root of a lot of it. Somebody says something and it gets whipped up out of all proportion online with everyone egging each other on to be the most outraged.

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