Thursday, February 05, 2009

Where's my credit card? I have a sudden urge to buy a golliwog. Anyone who takes offence clearly has too much time on their hands.

6 comments:

Apres la Guerre said...

As long as you don't have an urge to buy a Carol Thatcher puppet, that's fine by me.

LF Barfe said...

Don't mock. Such a thing almost certainly exists. In fact, I'm prepared to wager that the moment she won 'I'm a Celebrity...' a cheer was heard from 1970s toy makers with warehouses full of unsold Jimmy Savile dolls.

Apres la Guerre said...

I wonder if she cancelled her mother's life insurance when it was proposed to hold a state funeral? When she pops it'll be a case of too little, too late. But I digress...

Robin Carmody said...

What gets my goat is this. The Daily Mail is up in arms about a (supposedly) organised campaign, run by people who would not have watched The One Show, which has succeeded in removing from the air a broadcaster whose comments were not even broadcast at all.

Funnily enough, the Daily Mail was recently behind an organised campaign, run by people who would never have listened to the programme they so vociferously condemned, which succeeded in removing from the air a very popular broadcaster whose comments, while undoubtedly crass and childish, were what his audience were used to and thus attracted precisely two complaints when they actually went out (a more accurate term for the Brand-Ross nonsense would have been "get that n***** off the front page", it having happened the week before the US election).

The only difference is that the organised campaign this time was led by people with different political views, who read different newspapers and find different things offensive and inoffensive. The Mail has set the precedent: it cannot complain when someone else uses it against them.

LF Barfe said...

The Mail being hypocritical? Shirley Knott.

prof plum said...

I can source you a Golly Wog but it will cost you.