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2014-02-24 04:01:37 AM
media.giphy.com
 
2014-02-24 05:25:19 AM
Damn. I hope he doesn't come back to Britain.
 
2014-02-24 05:38:25 AM
CNN's audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in American cultural issues, Morgan said in a story posted online Sunday.

Yeah, that's not it.
 
2014-02-24 05:51:32 AM
CNN's audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in American cultural issues, Morgan said in a story posted online Sunday.

Yeah, I'm sure that's the reason and it has nothing to do with the fact that he's a smug, self-satisfied douche.
 
2014-02-24 05:52:40 AM

Amnestic: Damn. I hope he doesn't come back to Britain.



Given the way the Brooks/Coulson trial evidence seems to be implicating him, I suspect that will not happen. Nicaragua, perhaps.
 
2014-02-24 05:55:22 AM

darkjezter: CNN's audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in American cultural issues, Morgan said in a story posted online Sunday.

Yeah, I'm sure that's the reason and it has nothing to do with the fact that he's a smug, self-satisfied douche.


Or perhaps that he is pretty close to being sucked into the whole phone hacking shambles in the UK and they don't want to be too close when that happens.
 
2014-02-24 05:58:36 AM
That fat fark, Jeremy Clarkson, seems to be loving it anyway  https://twitter.com/JeremyClarkson
 
2014-02-24 06:00:37 AM

Cormee: That fat fark, Jeremy Clarkson, seems to be loving it anyway  https://twitter.com/JeremyClarkson


I think that pretty much confirms the inside view that he's about to be charged in the hacking scandal:


Jeremy Clarkson @JeremyClarkson  2h
Hmm. Morgan has told us for years that his ratings are sky high. So obv he wasn't sacked for that reason. Why else could it be, I wonder?
 
2014-02-24 06:11:47 AM
Here's a pic of Piers when he heard the news.

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-24 06:16:25 AM
Boooom...hopefully his 'life stories' will be dropped next, and he'll hopefully go to jail and get buggered a lot.

My only concern is as has already been stated, is that we might be stuck with him back here in Britain.
 
2014-02-24 06:19:28 AM
The funny thing is that all the Conservatives who cheerlead Fox News, are too dumb to realize that Rupert Murdoch had Piers Morgan as the editor of one of the top English dailies...
 
2014-02-24 06:24:47 AM
Let's scalp thie redcoat before we send him back.
 
2014-02-24 06:26:01 AM
CNN's audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in American cultural issues, Morgan said in a story posted online Sunday.

Obviously. It's the same reason Martin Bashir was fired.
 
2014-02-24 06:34:42 AM
img.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-24 06:36:52 AM

Boxcutta: CNN's audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in American cultural issues, Morgan said in a story posted online Sunday.

Obviously. It's the same reason Martin Bashir was fired.


It's quite an odd thing that American likes to keep giving second lives to the most deeply disliked has-beens at the bottom of the UK journalism industry.
 
2014-02-24 06:50:25 AM

Bungles: Boxcutta: CNN's audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in American cultural issues, Morgan said in a story posted online Sunday.

Obviously. It's the same reason Martin Bashir was fired.

It's quite an odd thing that American likes to keep giving second lives to the most deeply disliked has-beens at the bottom of the UK journalism industry.


Agreed especially with such bastians of journalistic excellence on their shores, such as Ric Romero, or Katie Couric.
 
2014-02-24 06:54:23 AM
Wolf Blitzer continues. :(
 
2014-02-24 06:57:07 AM

moel: Bungles: Boxcutta: CNN's audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in American cultural issues, Morgan said in a story posted online Sunday.

Obviously. It's the same reason Martin Bashir was fired.

It's quite an odd thing that American likes to keep giving second lives to the most deeply disliked has-beens at the bottom of the UK journalism industry.

Agreed especially with such bastians of journalistic excellence on their shores, such as Ric Romero, or Katie Couric.


newsbusters.org

\still upset 'bout that?
 
2014-02-24 07:32:11 AM
He said America turned on him. I guess he thought he would be greeted as a liberator.
 
2014-02-24 07:39:36 AM

Onkel Buck: He said America turned on him. I guess he thought he would be greeted as a liberator.



Not quite to the level that Britain's probably about to turn on him, given there's an increasing chance of phone hacking charges.

On the plus side, British jails are generally far more pleasant than US jails.
 
2014-02-24 07:42:46 AM

Bungles: Onkel Buck: He said America turned on him. I guess he thought he would be greeted as a liberator.


Not quite to the level that Britain's probably about to turn on him, given there's an increasing chance of phone hacking charges.

On the plus side, British jails are generally far more pleasant than US jails.


And you know this how?

/ Theres a tea and crumpets salad tossing joke in there somewhere.
 
2014-02-24 07:46:49 AM

Onkel Buck: Bungles: Onkel Buck: He said America turned on him. I guess he thought he would be greeted as a liberator.


Not quite to the level that Britain's probably about to turn on him, given there's an increasing chance of phone hacking charges.

On the plus side, British jails are generally far more pleasant than US jails.

And you know this how?

/ Theres a tea and crumpets salad tossing joke in there somewhere.

 
The tribal gang culture that seems to be part of the majority of US jails doesn't really exist in the UK outside the obligatory sliver of far right, the number of violent assaults is far, far less (even one makes the national news), the number of rapes is far, far less, the internal drug culture doesn't exist to the same level, and most jails have pretty comprehensive education and rehabilitation programs.It's no Sweden camping-holiday style system, but compared to the US, it more like a slightly run-down and shabby boarding school rather than a Mad Max Thunder Dome.
 
2014-02-24 08:00:42 AM

Bungles: Boxcutta: CNN's audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in American cultural issues, Morgan said in a story posted online Sunday.

Obviously. It's the same reason Martin Bashir was fired.

It's quite an odd thing that American likes to keep giving second lives to the most deeply disliked has-beens at the bottom of the UK journalism industry.


It's the accent. Really.

Try this: Think of the dumbest statement you can. Now, say it out loud with a British accent. There. See how credible you sound?
 
2014-02-24 08:08:59 AM
So, Leno's available.

/ducks
 
2014-02-24 08:14:06 AM

FloridaFarkTag: The funny thing is that all the Conservatives who cheerlead Fox News, are too dumb to realize that Rupert Murdoch had Piers Morgan as the editor of one of the top English dailies...


Everybody knows that....but how about the fact that Murdoch fired him from News of the World.
 
2014-02-24 08:16:52 AM
Justice for phone hacking victims.
 
2014-02-24 08:22:54 AM
Can we start a web-petition to get him to interview Jeremy Clarkson for his last show?
 
2014-02-24 08:23:21 AM

Bungles: It's quite an odd thing that American likes to keep giving second lives to the most deeply disliked has-beens at the bottom of the UK journalism industry.


img.timeinc.net
I wish it were just the journalism industry...
 
2014-02-24 08:30:53 AM

Bungles: Boxcutta: CNN's audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in American cultural issues, Morgan said in a story posted online Sunday.

Obviously. It's the same reason Martin Bashir was fired.

It's quite an odd thing that American likes to keep giving second lives to the most deeply disliked has-beens at the bottom of the UK journalism industry.


It's payback for us having to take Madonna on board.
 
2014-02-24 08:35:54 AM

Cormee: That fat fark, Jeremy Clarkson, seems to be loving it anyway  https://twitter.com/JeremyClarkson


Clarkson has talent, so I'll give him a pass on his schadenfreude.
 
2014-02-24 08:39:50 AM

Onkel Buck: On the plus side, British jails are generally far more pleasant than US jails.


And you know this how?


Shawshank Redemption, English version:

Boggs: Right, guv'ner, I'm gonna open my clouds and sky and if you'd be a good chap and swallow what I give you, and then have a go at Mr. Rooster, whose bugle you broke, then we'll all get along right as rain, tickety-boo, what what.
Andy Dufresne: I dare say anything that goes in my North and South, you may end up losing, old bean.
Boggs: Oi, steady on, old chap. Do that and I should jolly well think about sticking this pike in your King Lear.
Andy Dufresne: Well, that's as may be, but you should be forewarned that a right good blow to the down the drains could result in a jolly hard bite down so that you'd need a jimmy to open my jackdaw.
Boggs: Tut-tut, aren't we the clever one? And where did you come across them brass tacks, then?
Andy Dufresne: It's from reading, innit? Tell you what, how about instead of the old in-and-out we have a nice cuppa instead?
Boggs: Right, pip-pip cheerio and god save the Queen.
 
2014-02-24 08:40:11 AM
I'm glad he's quitting.

Now he'll have more time to shut his gob.
 
2014-02-24 08:40:50 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Cormee: That fat fark, Jeremy Clarkson, seems to be loving it anyway  https://twitter.com/JeremyClarkson

Clarkson has talent, so I'll give him a pass on his schadenfreude.


What talent? Beating the other sperm to his mother's egg? Is that why he hosts a show about racing cars? I like the guy, but sheez, should one be able to make a livelihood on nothing but one's ability to snark? I mean, that and the Paddington royalties?
 
2014-02-24 08:49:39 AM
CNN has a TV channel?  I thought it was just a webpage.
 
2014-02-24 08:54:40 AM
I for one am glad we might not have to see Tarin Killam do that impression any more on SNL...skip it every time
 
2014-02-24 08:54:53 AM
memecrunch.com
 
2014-02-24 08:56:10 AM
People still watch CNN?
 
2014-02-24 08:56:55 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Cormee: That fat fark, Jeremy Clarkson, seems to be loving it anyway  https://twitter.com/JeremyClarkson

Clarkson has talent, so I'll give him a pass on his schadenfreude.


He has a talent for being a cock. That's it.
 
2014-02-24 09:01:39 AM
Bungles:
Not quite to the level that Britain's probably about to turn on him,

"About to turn on him"? We've always hated him and were glad to be rid of him.

/and Clarkson is awesome, screw you all
 
2014-02-24 09:03:46 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Onkel Buck: On the plus side, British jails are generally far more pleasant than US jails.


And you know this how?

Shawshank Redemption, English version:

Boggs: Right, guv'ner, I'm gonna open my clouds and sky and if you'd be a good chap and swallow what I give you, and then have a go at Mr. Rooster, whose bugle you broke, then we'll all get along right as rain, tickety-boo, what what.
Andy Dufresne: I dare say anything that goes in my North and South, you may end up losing, old bean.
Boggs: Oi, steady on, old chap. Do that and I should jolly well think about sticking this pike in your King Lear.
Andy Dufresne: Well, that's as may be, but you should be forewarned that a right good blow to the down the drains could result in a jolly hard bite down so that you'd need a jimmy to open my jackdaw.
Boggs: Tut-tut, aren't we the clever one? And where did you come across them brass tacks, then?
Andy Dufresne: It's from reading, innit? Tell you what, how about instead of the old in-and-out we have a nice cuppa instead?
Boggs: Right, pip-pip cheerio and god save the Queen.


That was a thing of beauty.

Instead of tarring a roof, they would have swept the chimneys while dancing and singing a sprightly tune.
 
2014-02-24 09:05:43 AM

Bungles: The tribal gang culture that seems to be part of the majority of US jails doesn't really exist in the UK outside the obligatory sliver of far right, the number of violent assaults is far, far less (even one makes the national news), the number of rapes is far, far less, the internal drug culture doesn't exist to the same level, and most jails have pretty comprehensive education and rehabilitation programs.It's no Sweden camping-holiday style system, but compared to the US, it more like a slightly run-down and shabby boarding school rather than a Mad Max Thunder Dome.


Britain: 63 million people.
United States: 314 million.

No, Britain is not like the United States.
 
2014-02-24 09:07:47 AM

sephjnr: Bungles:
Not quite to the level that Britain's probably about to turn on him,

"About to turn on him"? We've always hated him and were glad to be rid of him.

/and Clarkson is awesome, screw you all


Clarkson is funny.

/Last one there is a vegetarian!
 
2014-02-24 09:13:19 AM

sephjnr: Bungles:
Not quite to the level that Britain's probably about to turn on him,

"About to turn on him"? We've always hated him and were glad to be rid of him.

/and Clarkson is awesome, screw you all



I don't mean the people, I mean the courts. Obviously the population generally has loathed him since about 1989.
 
2014-02-24 09:14:14 AM

Bungles: sephjnr: Bungles:
Not quite to the level that Britain's probably about to turn on him,

"About to turn on him"? We've always hated him and were glad to be rid of him.

/and Clarkson is awesome, screw you all


I don't mean the people, I mean the courts. Obviously the population generally has loathed him since about 1989.

 
Whoah, crazy formatting shenanigans.
 
2014-02-24 09:15:45 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Bungles: The tribal gang culture that seems to be part of the majority of US jails doesn't really exist in the UK outside the obligatory sliver of far right, the number of violent assaults is far, far less (even one makes the national news), the number of rapes is far, far less, the internal drug culture doesn't exist to the same level, and most jails have pretty comprehensive education and rehabilitation programs.It's no Sweden camping-holiday style system, but compared to the US, it more like a slightly run-down and shabby boarding school rather than a Mad Max Thunder Dome.

Britain: 63 million people.
United States: 314 million.

No, Britain is not like the United States.


I'm not sure how population has a direct impact on prison culture? You'd think it might even be the other way around, economies of scale and all that.
 
2014-02-24 09:19:52 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: sephjnr: Bungles:
Not quite to the level that Britain's probably about to turn on him,

"About to turn on him"? We've always hated him and were glad to be rid of him.

/and Clarkson is awesome, screw you all

Clarkson is funny.

/Last one there is a vegetarian!


I don't give a crap about cars, but I watch Top Gear. Because it's funny!

/poor Oliver
 
2014-02-24 09:35:18 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Cormee: That fat fark, Jeremy Clarkson, seems to be loving it anyway  https://twitter.com/JeremyClarkson

Clarkson has talent, so I'll give him a pass on his schadenfreude.


Add to that Clarkson punched Morgan in the face and Clarkson gets a thumbs up from me!

Morgan is a smug, self impressed douchebag. His arguments are full of vapid responses, red herrings and straw men.
 
2014-02-24 09:43:14 AM
There are going to be many attempts to make this political, and many of those are going to come down to people saying "This is what  happens when you mess with my Jesus-given right to bear arms!"

But I really think it just comes down to the simplest answer: Morgan is a douche, and viewers just didn't want to watch his show.
 
2014-02-24 09:44:20 AM

Bungles: HotIgneous Intruder: Bungles: The tribal gang culture that seems to be part of the majority of US jails doesn't really exist in the UK outside the obligatory sliver of far right, the number of violent assaults is far, far less (even one makes the national news), the number of rapes is far, far less, the internal drug culture doesn't exist to the same level, and most jails have pretty comprehensive education and rehabilitation programs.It's no Sweden camping-holiday style system, but compared to the US, it more like a slightly run-down and shabby boarding school rather than a Mad Max Thunder Dome.

Britain: 63 million people.
United States: 314 million.

No, Britain is not like the United States.

I'm not sure how population has a direct impact on prison culture? You'd think it might even be the other way around, economies of scale and all that.


A more apt comparison would be 97,000 people in jail in the United Kingdom, versus 2.4 million for America (and like us, a grossly disproportionate amount are black).  You get a lot more unpleasantness in a community of 2.4 million than you do with 97,000.
 
2014-02-24 09:48:13 AM
Well, I think I'm gonna go to All around Pizza and Deli (the pizza shop Morgan tried to demonize) for lunch and celebrate!
 
2014-02-24 09:50:45 AM

Pinko_Commie: Bungles: Boxcutta: CNN's audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in American cultural issues, Morgan said in a story posted online Sunday.

Obviously. It's the same reason Martin Bashir was fired.

It's quite an odd thing that American likes to keep giving second lives to the most deeply disliked has-beens at the bottom of the UK journalism industry.

It's payback for us having to take Madonna on board.


Madonna has been back in the States, living in Manhattan for years.  As soon as she and Guy Ritchie split she moved back here.
 
2014-02-24 09:52:11 AM

FloridaFarkTag: The funny thing is that all the Conservatives who cheerlead Fox News, are too dumb to realize that Rupert Murdoch had Piers Morgan as the editor of one of the top English dailies...


Why would they really care about that?  They don't like Morgan, they do like Fox News.  My guess is that they don't read The Sun too often.  How's that funny?  My guess is that they likely don't read much of anything that Mischief Publishing (owned by HarperCollins, in turn owned by NewsCorp, in turn owned by Murdoch) publishes, either.  (It's all Internet-published erotica).
 
2014-02-24 09:53:19 AM

FLMountainMan: Bungles: HotIgneous Intruder: Bungles: The tribal gang culture that seems to be part of the majority of US jails doesn't really exist in the UK outside the obligatory sliver of far right, the number of violent assaults is far, far less (even one makes the national news), the number of rapes is far, far less, the internal drug culture doesn't exist to the same level, and most jails have pretty comprehensive education and rehabilitation programs.It's no Sweden camping-holiday style system, but compared to the US, it more like a slightly run-down and shabby boarding school rather than a Mad Max Thunder Dome.

Britain: 63 million people.
United States: 314 million.

No, Britain is not like the United States.

I'm not sure how population has a direct impact on prison culture? You'd think it might even be the other way around, economies of scale and all that.

A more apt comparison would be 97,000 people in jail in the United Kingdom, versus 2.4 million for America (and like us, a grossly disproportionate amount are black).  You get a lot more unpleasantness in a community of 2.4 million than you do with 97,000.


But prisons are essentially self-contained units. How does having 350 prisons rather than 40 have an impact on the society and culture of individual prisons?


/i made those numbers up
 
2014-02-24 09:53:38 AM

CheapEngineer: moel: Bungles: Boxcutta: CNN's audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in American cultural issues, Morgan said in a story posted online Sunday.

Obviously. It's the same reason Martin Bashir was fired.

It's quite an odd thing that American likes to keep giving second lives to the most deeply disliked has-beens at the bottom of the UK journalism industry.

Agreed especially with such bastians of journalistic excellence on their shores, such as Ric Romero, or Katie Couric.

[newsbusters.org image 400x268]

\still upset 'bout that?


I'm still upset about that but not upset with Couric - I'm upset that Palin was able to pretend to be competent up until this point.
 
2014-02-24 09:54:54 AM

markfara: Bungles: Boxcutta: CNN's audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in American cultural issues, Morgan said in a story posted online Sunday.

Obviously. It's the same reason Martin Bashir was fired.

It's quite an odd thing that American likes to keep giving second lives to the most deeply disliked has-beens at the bottom of the UK journalism industry.

It's the accent. Really.

Try this: Think of the dumbest statement you can. Now, say it out loud with a British accent. There. See how credible you sound?


"Creationism is legitimate science".  Nope, didn't work.
 
2014-02-24 09:57:53 AM
You can't flim flam the Zim Zam.
 
2014-02-24 10:06:10 AM
I wish we could send all the Brits back... I am getting very sick of them.

Pretentious bastards.
 
2014-02-24 10:11:28 AM

dwrash: I wish we could send all the Brits back... I am getting very sick of them.

Pretentious bastards.


The funny thing is, very few of the US-based British journalists would be considered "pretentious" in the UK: they're bottom of the barrel new-money hacks, who would barely get invited to fill seats at an industry award show, nevermind be capable of anything "pretentious". Gauche, rather than pretentious. Hence why they left.
 
2014-02-24 10:11:59 AM

Bungles: Boxcutta: CNN's audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in American cultural issues, Morgan said in a story posted online Sunday.

Obviously. It's the same reason Martin Bashir was fired.

It's quite an odd thing that American likes to keep giving second lives to the most deeply disliked has-beens at the bottom of the UK journalism industry.


Only if you don't realize that gulping air and improper chewing makes turds float to the top.
 
2014-02-24 10:21:39 AM
Morgan was the kid that was picked on in school for sucking at...well, everything. He grew up resenting the world, and decided to make a name for himself as his way of getting back at everyone who ever bullied him.

He's a psychopath, plain and simple.
 
2014-02-24 10:26:00 AM

Bungles: Onkel Buck: Bungles: Onkel Buck: He said America turned on him. I guess he thought he would be greeted as a liberator.


Not quite to the level that Britain's probably about to turn on him, given there's an increasing chance of phone hacking charges.

On the plus side, British jails are generally far more pleasant than US jails.

And you know this how?

/ Theres a tea and crumpets salad tossing joke in there somewhere.

The tribal gang culture that seems to be part of the majority of US jails doesn't really exist in the UK outside the obligatory sliver of far right, the number of violent assaults is far, far less (even one makes the national news), the number of rapes is far, far less, the internal drug culture doesn't exist to the same level, and most jails have pretty comprehensive education and rehabilitation programs.It's no Sweden camping-holiday style system, but compared to the US, it more like a slightly run-down and shabby boarding school rather than a Mad Max Thunder Dome.


There's quite a lot wrong with what you're saying here. There most certainly are gangs* and drug in British prisons, and conditions are far from being pleasant; this is from just a few days ago. Funding cuts and privatization are having quite the impact.

*and very few of them would be identified as 'far right'.

/Morgan is a Grade A douchebag. I'd be surprised it took them this long to figure that out, except of course, it's CNN.
 
2014-02-24 11:11:34 AM

Bungles: FLMountainMan: Bungles: HotIgneous Intruder: Bungles: The tribal gang culture that seems to be part of the majority of US jails doesn't really exist in the UK outside the obligatory sliver of far right, the number of violent assaults is far, far less (even one makes the national news), the number of rapes is far, far less, the internal drug culture doesn't exist to the same level, and most jails have pretty comprehensive education and rehabilitation programs.It's no Sweden camping-holiday style system, but compared to the US, it more like a slightly run-down and shabby boarding school rather than a Mad Max Thunder Dome.

Britain: 63 million people.
United States: 314 million.

No, Britain is not like the United States.

I'm not sure how population has a direct impact on prison culture? You'd think it might even be the other way around, economies of scale and all that.

A more apt comparison would be 97,000 people in jail in the United Kingdom, versus 2.4 million for America (and like us, a grossly disproportionate amount are black).  You get a lot more unpleasantness in a community of 2.4 million than you do with 97,000.

But prisons are essentially self-contained units. How does having 350 prisons rather than 40 have an impact on the society and culture of individual prisons?


Because they aren't self-contained.  Do you think a state with 350 cities is going to have the same issues and culture as a state with 40?  Really?

And as others have said, your rosy perception of British prison life is deeply flawed anyway.
 
2014-02-24 11:15:04 AM

Cormee: That fat fark, Jeremy Clarkson, seems to be loving it anyway  https://twitter.com/JeremyClarkson


"We dropped Piers Morgan and Jeremy Clarkson into a remote area of the Amazon rainforest, with no supplies and no means of contacting the outside world. You're welcome."
--Ed Byrne, Mock the Week

/That's comedian Ed Byrne and not former heroin addict Ed Byrne.
 
2014-02-24 11:19:05 AM

Bungles: dwrash: I wish we could send all the Brits back... I am getting very sick of them.

Pretentious bastards.

The funny thing is, very few of the US-based British journalists would be considered "pretentious" in the UK: they're bottom of the barrel new-money hacks, who would barely get invited to fill seats at an industry award show, nevermind be capable of anything "pretentious". Gauche, rather than pretentious. Hence why they left.


New-Money: Old World term for poors who don't deserve the money they've gotten, because they didn't get it the old-fashioned way: By inheriting it from their grandparents. Or, in other words, anyone who uses that term is a Tory (or an old-guard moneyed Republican in the States).

Other from that, it was a perfect sentiment.
 
2014-02-24 11:26:29 AM

IlGreven: New-Money: Old World term for poors who don't deserve the money they've gotten, because they didn't get it the old-fashioned way: By inheriting it from their grandparents. Or, in other words, anyone who uses that term is a Tory (or an old-guard moneyed Republican in the States).


www.biography.com
Perhaps you've heard of this Southern gent? He wrote a few short stories and a series of books about a fictitious new-money family that was none-too-flattering.
 
2014-02-24 11:33:05 AM

meanmutton
(favorite: 8092973 | Whines of politics outside of tab)

I'm still upset about that but not upset with Couric - I'm upset that Palin was able to pretend to be competent up until this point.

Hypocrite.
 
2014-02-24 11:34:46 AM
he could have a future of being a singing reality show contest judge.  He has the token accent needed to be a judge.
 
2014-02-24 11:39:48 AM

IlGreven: Bungles: dwrash: I wish we could send all the Brits back... I am getting very sick of them.

Pretentious bastards.

The funny thing is, very few of the US-based British journalists would be considered "pretentious" in the UK: they're bottom of the barrel new-money hacks, who would barely get invited to fill seats at an industry award show, nevermind be capable of anything "pretentious". Gauche, rather than pretentious. Hence why they left.

New-Money: Old World term for poors who don't deserve the money they've gotten, because they didn't get it the old-fashioned way: By inheriting it from their grandparents. Or, in other words, anyone who uses that term is a Tory (or an old-guard moneyed Republican in the States).

Other from that, it was a perfect sentiment.


No, it's also important term to describe people who may be rich, but don't have the social graces and cultural understandings expected in the circles the rich move in. You can be a 7th generation millionaire, but still "new money".
 
2014-02-24 11:43:07 AM

FLMountainMan: Bungles: FLMountainMan: Bungles: HotIgneous Intruder: Bungles: The tribal gang culture that seems to be part of the majority of US jails doesn't really exist in the UK outside the obligatory sliver of far right, the number of violent assaults is far, far less (even one makes the national news), the number of rapes is far, far less, the internal drug culture doesn't exist to the same level, and most jails have pretty comprehensive education and rehabilitation programs.It's no Sweden camping-holiday style system, but compared to the US, it more like a slightly run-down and shabby boarding school rather than a Mad Max Thunder Dome.

Britain: 63 million people.
United States: 314 million.

No, Britain is not like the United States.

I'm not sure how population has a direct impact on prison culture? You'd think it might even be the other way around, economies of scale and all that.

A more apt comparison would be 97,000 people in jail in the United Kingdom, versus 2.4 million for America (and like us, a grossly disproportionate amount are black).  You get a lot more unpleasantness in a community of 2.4 million than you do with 97,000.

But prisons are essentially self-contained units. How does having 350 prisons rather than 40 have an impact on the society and culture of individual prisons?

Because they aren't self-contained.  Do you think a state with 350 cities is going to have the same issues and culture as a state with 40?  Really?

And as others have said, your rosy perception of British prison life is deeply flawed anyway.

 
I don't have a rosy view of UK prisons, and think they're often horrific hell-holes that are both under-funded, lack any proper rehabilitation ideology, and can produce more determined criminals post-sentencing than when they went it.I just mean they're slightly less hell-holey than the average US prison. I don't think that's a very controversial viewpoint.
 
2014-02-24 11:50:28 AM
The cultural divide was just too great. Everyone in the US thinks he's as asshole whereas everyone in the UK thinks he's an arsehole.
 
2014-02-24 11:59:28 AM

Cormee: Marcus Aurelius: Cormee: That fat fark, Jeremy Clarkson, seems to be loving it anyway  https://twitter.com/JeremyClarkson

Clarkson has talent, so I'll give him a pass on his schadenfreude.

He has a talent for being a cock. That's it.


And that's what makes him funny...
 
2014-02-24 12:11:33 PM

mjones73: Cormee: Marcus Aurelius: Cormee: That fat fark, Jeremy Clarkson, seems to be loving it anyway  https://twitter.com/JeremyClarkson

Clarkson has talent, so I'll give him a pass on his schadenfreude.

He has a talent for being a cock. That's it.

And that's what makes him funny...


Matter of opinion really, I can't stand the farker.
 
2014-02-24 12:14:00 PM

FloridaFarkTag: The funny thing is that all the Conservatives who cheerlead Fox News, are too dumb to realize that Rupert Murdoch had Piers Morgan as the editor of one of the top English dailies...


How many Americans (myself included) who watch Fox News really cares about the English daily op-eds?
 
2014-02-24 12:14:45 PM

FLMountainMan: Bungles: HotIgneous Intruder: Bungles: The tribal gang culture that seems to be part of the majority of US jails doesn't really exist in the UK outside the obligatory sliver of far right, the number of violent assaults is far, far less (even one makes the national news), the number of rapes is far, far less, the internal drug culture doesn't exist to the same level, and most jails have pretty comprehensive education and rehabilitation programs.It's no Sweden camping-holiday style system, but compared to the US, it more like a slightly run-down and shabby boarding school rather than a Mad Max Thunder Dome.

Britain: 63 million people.
United States: 314 million.

No, Britain is not like the United States.

I'm not sure how population has a direct impact on prison culture? You'd think it might even be the other way around, economies of scale and all that.

A more apt comparison would be 97,000 people in jail in the United Kingdom, versus 2.4 million for America (and like us, a grossly disproportionate amount are black).  You get a lot more unpleasantness in a community of 2.4 million than you do with 97,000.


Wow, you keep them all in one big Jail?  Maybe that's the problem.
 
2014-02-24 12:17:50 PM

Lee451: FloridaFarkTag: The funny thing is that all the Conservatives who cheerlead Fox News, are too dumb to realize that Rupert Murdoch had Piers Morgan as the editor of one of the top English dailies...

How many Americans (myself included) who watch Fox News really cares about the English daily op-eds?

 
Because knowing that someone was once a kingpin in the Murdoch empire makes them look a little silly when nodding in sage agreement when Fox News pretends he's some sort of liberal ne'er-do-well who crawled out of socialist Britain?
 
2014-02-24 12:29:18 PM

Bungles: Lee451: FloridaFarkTag: The funny thing is that all the Conservatives who cheerlead Fox News, are too dumb to realize that Rupert Murdoch had Piers Morgan as the editor of one of the top English dailies...

How many Americans (myself included) who watch Fox News really cares about the English daily op-eds?
 
Because knowing that someone was once a kingpin in the Murdoch empire makes them look a little silly when nodding in sage agreement when Fox News pretends he's some sort of liberal ne'er-do-well who crawled out of socialist Britain?


How so? Actually, I have not seen much of anything about except a blurb on Fox and Friends this morning. Fox News seldom talks about other news outlets or personalities unless they are discussing what news is being covered and what news is not. Then they seldom, if ever, name them; it is usually "The Main Stream Media".


/Have you ever even watched Fox News or do you just go by what MSNBC says?
 
2014-02-24 12:40:32 PM

Lee451: Bungles: Lee451: FloridaFarkTag: The funny thing is that all the Conservatives who cheerlead Fox News, are too dumb to realize that Rupert Murdoch had Piers Morgan as the editor of one of the top English dailies...

How many Americans (myself included) who watch Fox News really cares about the English daily op-eds?
 
Because knowing that someone was once a kingpin in the Murdoch empire makes them look a little silly when nodding in sage agreement when Fox News pretends he's some sort of liberal ne'er-do-well who crawled out of socialist Britain?

How so? Actually, I have not seen much of anything about except a blurb on Fox and Friends this morning. Fox News seldom talks about other news outlets or personalities unless they are discussing what news is being covered and what news is not. Then they seldom, if ever, name them; it is usually "The Main Stream Media".


/Have you ever even watched Fox News or do you just go by what MSNBC says?


Heh, I'm in the UK. Fox News is readily available on most cable plans. MSNBC is only on one, I think, so I've seen a huge amount of Fox, not so much MSNBC. The only MSNBC I've seen much of is Rachel Maddow, which I occasionally stream, because it's reeks of actual investigative journalism.
 
2014-02-24 12:46:05 PM

Mayhem_2006: FLMountainMan: Bungles: HotIgneous Intruder: Bungles: The tribal gang culture that seems to be part of the majority of US jails doesn't really exist in the UK outside the obligatory sliver of far right, the number of violent assaults is far, far less (even one makes the national news), the number of rapes is far, far less, the internal drug culture doesn't exist to the same level, and most jails have pretty comprehensive education and rehabilitation programs.It's no Sweden camping-holiday style system, but compared to the US, it more like a slightly run-down and shabby boarding school rather than a Mad Max Thunder Dome.

Britain: 63 million people.
United States: 314 million.

No, Britain is not like the United States.

I'm not sure how population has a direct impact on prison culture? You'd think it might even be the other way around, economies of scale and all that.

A more apt comparison would be 97,000 people in jail in the United Kingdom, versus 2.4 million for America (and like us, a grossly disproportionate amount are black).  You get a lot more unpleasantness in a community of 2.4 million than you do with 97,000.

Wow, you keep them all in one big Jail?  Maybe that's the problem.



i26.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-24 12:46:44 PM

Bungles: Lee451: Bungles: Lee451: FloridaFarkTag: The funny thing is that all the Conservatives who cheerlead Fox News, are too dumb to realize that Rupert Murdoch had Piers Morgan as the editor of one of the top English dailies...

How many Americans (myself included) who watch Fox News really cares about the English daily op-eds?
 
Because knowing that someone was once a kingpin in the Murdoch empire makes them look a little silly when nodding in sage agreement when Fox News pretends he's some sort of liberal ne'er-do-well who crawled out of socialist Britain?

How so? Actually, I have not seen much of anything about except a blurb on Fox and Friends this morning. Fox News seldom talks about other news outlets or personalities unless they are discussing what news is being covered and what news is not. Then they seldom, if ever, name them; it is usually "The Main Stream Media".


/Have you ever even watched Fox News or do you just go by what MSNBC says?

Heh, I'm in the UK. Fox News is readily available on most cable plans. MSNBC is only on one, I think, so I've seen a huge amount of Fox, not so much MSNBC. The only MSNBC I've seen much of is Rachel Maddow, which I occasionally stream, because it's reeks of actual investigative journalism.


This, this, and this are examples of investigative journalism that actually reek, even by Brit standards. Rachel for the reeking!
 
2014-02-24 12:51:16 PM

Bungles: I don't have a rosy view of UK prisons, I just mean they're slightly less hell-holey than the average US prison. I don't think that's a very controversial viewpoint.


You could have at least read what you previously posted, which was quoted in the post you quoted.  FFS.  (Emphasis added)

Bungles: On the plus side, British jails are generally far more pleasant than US jails.

And you know this how?

/ Theres a tea and crumpets salad tossing joke in there somewhere.
 
The tribal gang culture that seems to be part of the majority of US jails doesn't really exist in the UK outside the obligatory sliver of far right, the number of violent assaults is far, far less (even one makes the national news), the number of rapes is far, far less, the internal drug culture doesn't exist to the same level, and most jails have pretty comprehensive education and rehabilitation programs.It's no Sweden camping-holiday style system, but compared to the US, it more like a slightly run-down and shabby boarding school rather than a Mad Max Thunder Dome.


Your handle is very apt.
 
2014-02-24 12:53:16 PM

Lee451: Bungles: Lee451: Bungles: Lee451: FloridaFarkTag: The funny thing is that all the Conservatives who cheerlead Fox News, are too dumb to realize that Rupert Murdoch had Piers Morgan as the editor of one of the top English dailies...

How many Americans (myself included) who watch Fox News really cares about the English daily op-eds?
 
Because knowing that someone was once a kingpin in the Murdoch empire makes them look a little silly when nodding in sage agreement when Fox News pretends he's some sort of liberal ne'er-do-well who crawled out of socialist Britain?

How so? Actually, I have not seen much of anything about except a blurb on Fox and Friends this morning. Fox News seldom talks about other news outlets or personalities unless they are discussing what news is being covered and what news is not. Then they seldom, if ever, name them; it is usually "The Main Stream Media".


/Have you ever even watched Fox News or do you just go by what MSNBC says?

Heh, I'm in the UK. Fox News is readily available on most cable plans. MSNBC is only on one, I think, so I've seen a huge amount of Fox, not so much MSNBC. The only MSNBC I've seen much of is Rachel Maddow, which I occasionally stream, because it's reeks of actual investigative journalism.

This, this, and this are examples of investigative journalism that actually reek, even by Brit standards. Rachel for the reeking!


I'd love to read any articles that outline journalistic malfeasance, but could you provide them from somewhere with a little more authoritative clout than Newbusters, which is essentially a bag of a dozen monkeys fighting over a single banana?
 
2014-02-24 12:54:55 PM

FLMountainMan: Bungles: I don't have a rosy view of UK prisons, I just mean they're slightly less hell-holey than the average US prison. I don't think that's a very controversial viewpoint.

You could have at least read what you previously posted, which was quoted in the post you quoted.  FFS.  (Emphasis added)

Bungles: On the plus side, British jails are generally far more pleasant than US jails.

And you know this how?

/ Theres a tea and crumpets salad tossing joke in there somewhere.
 
The tribal gang culture that seems to be part of the majority of US jails doesn't really exist in the UK outside the obligatory sliver of far right, the number of violent assaults is far, far less (even one makes the national news), the number of rapes is far, far less, the internal drug culture doesn't exist to the same level, and most jails have pretty comprehensive education and rehabilitation programs.It's no Sweden camping-holiday style system, but compared to the US, it more like a slightly run-down and shabby boarding school rather than a Mad Max Thunder Dome.

Your handle is very apt.


Yes.... everything I've said was in comparison to the average US jail, not objectively compared to all existing or theoretically ideal jails.
 
2014-02-24 12:57:47 PM

Lee451: Bungles: Lee451: FloridaFarkTag: The funny thing is that all the Conservatives who cheerlead Fox News, are too dumb to realize that Rupert Murdoch had Piers Morgan as the editor of one of the top English dailies...

How many Americans (myself included) who watch Fox News really cares about the English daily op-eds?

Because knowing that someone was once a kingpin in the Murdoch empire makes them look a little silly when nodding in sage agreement when Fox News pretends he's some sort of liberal ne'er-do-well who crawled out of socialist Britain?

How so? Actually, I have not seen much of anything about except a blurb on Fox and Friends this morning. Fox News seldom talks about other news outlets or personalities unless they are discussing what news is being covered and what news is not. Then they seldom, if ever, name them; it is usually "The Main Stream Media".


/Have you ever even watched Fox News or do you just go by what MSNBC says?


I clearly remember at least a few gun nuts on Facebook going nuts when Piers Morgan got into an argument with Alex Jones over gun control after the Sandy Hook shootings.

And, no, I didn't expect any of those gun nuts to have the critical thinking skills to understand that it's possible for both debaters to be idiots.
 
2014-02-24 12:59:33 PM

Bungles: Lee451: Bungles: Lee451: Bungles: Lee451: FloridaFarkTag: The funny thing is that all the Conservatives who cheerlead Fox News, are too dumb to realize that Rupert Murdoch had Piers Morgan as the editor of one of the top English dailies...

How many Americans (myself included) who watch Fox News really cares about the English daily op-eds?
 
Because knowing that someone was once a kingpin in the Murdoch empire makes them look a little silly when nodding in sage agreement when Fox News pretends he's some sort of liberal ne'er-do-well who crawled out of socialist Britain?

How so? Actually, I have not seen much of anything about except a blurb on Fox and Friends this morning. Fox News seldom talks about other news outlets or personalities unless they are discussing what news is being covered and what news is not. Then they seldom, if ever, name them; it is usually "The Main Stream Media".


/Have you ever even watched Fox News or do you just go by what MSNBC says?

Heh, I'm in the UK. Fox News is readily available on most cable plans. MSNBC is only on one, I think, so I've seen a huge amount of Fox, not so much MSNBC. The only MSNBC I've seen much of is Rachel Maddow, which I occasionally stream, because it's reeks of actual investigative journalism.

This, this, and this are examples of investigative journalism that actually reek, even by Brit standards. Rachel for the reeking!

I'd love to read any articles that outline journalistic malfeasance, but could you provide them from somewhere with a little more authoritative clout than Newbusters, which is essentially a bag of a dozen monkeys fighting over a single banana?


Not all were from Newsbusters, which tells me that you didn't bother to even read the links. Here is an entire google page of malfeasance from a number of sources. I am sure you will find something acceptable.
 
2014-02-24 01:03:43 PM

Lee451: Bungles: Lee451: Bungles: Lee451: Bungles: Lee451: FloridaFarkTag: The funny thing is that all the Conservatives who cheerlead Fox News, are too dumb to realize that Rupert Murdoch had Piers Morgan as the editor of one of the top English dailies...

How many Americans (myself included) who watch Fox News really cares about the English daily op-eds?
 
Because knowing that someone was once a kingpin in the Murdoch empire makes them look a little silly when nodding in sage agreement when Fox News pretends he's some sort of liberal ne'er-do-well who crawled out of socialist Britain?

How so? Actually, I have not seen much of anything about except a blurb on Fox and Friends this morning. Fox News seldom talks about other news outlets or personalities unless they are discussing what news is being covered and what news is not. Then they seldom, if ever, name them; it is usually "The Main Stream Media".


/Have you ever even watched Fox News or do you just go by what MSNBC says?

Heh, I'm in the UK. Fox News is readily available on most cable plans. MSNBC is only on one, I think, so I've seen a huge amount of Fox, not so much MSNBC. The only MSNBC I've seen much of is Rachel Maddow, which I occasionally stream, because it's reeks of actual investigative journalism.

This, this, and this are examples of investigative journalism that actually reek, even by Brit standards. Rachel for the reeking!

I'd love to read any articles that outline journalistic malfeasance, but could you provide them from somewhere with a little more authoritative clout than Newbusters, which is essentially a bag of a dozen monkeys fighting over a single banana?

Not all were from Newsbusters, which tells me that you didn't bother to even read the links. Here is an entire google page of malfeasance from a number of sources. I am sure you will find something acceptable.


So you've replaced a list of Newsbusters links with............ a page of Google results for Info Wars?

So I'm guessing there's zero actual criticism of her then (which would make sense - I've seen her given many corrections if any previous reporting was fond to be in error - people trying to manipulate the truth don't tend to do that).
 
2014-02-24 01:04:32 PM

Bungles: Lee451: Bungles: Lee451: Bungles: Lee451: FloridaFarkTag: The funny thing is that all the Conservatives who cheerlead Fox News, are too dumb to realize that Rupert Murdoch had Piers Morgan as the editor of one of the top English dailies...

How many Americans (myself included) who watch Fox News really cares about the English daily op-eds?
 
Because knowing that someone was once a kingpin in the Murdoch empire makes them look a little silly when nodding in sage agreement when Fox News pretends he's some sort of liberal ne'er-do-well who crawled out of socialist Britain?

How so? Actually, I have not seen much of anything about except a blurb on Fox and Friends this morning. Fox News seldom talks about other news outlets or personalities unless they are discussing what news is being covered and what news is not. Then they seldom, if ever, name them; it is usually "The Main Stream Media".


/Have you ever even watched Fox News or do you just go by what MSNBC says?

Heh, I'm in the UK. Fox News is readily available on most cable plans. MSNBC is only on one, I think, so I've seen a huge amount of Fox, not so much MSNBC. The only MSNBC I've seen much of is Rachel Maddow, which I occasionally stream, because it's reeks of actual investigative journalism.

This, this, and this are examples of investigative journalism that actually reek, even by Brit standards. Rachel for the reeking!

I'd love to read any articles that outline journalistic malfeasance, but could you provide them from somewhere with a little more authoritative clout than Newbusters, which is essentially a bag of a dozen monkeys fighting over a single banana?


Go to any segment on her show, look at a transcript, and compare what she says her sources say versus what they actually say. At least one will not match, and frequently, over half. This gets even more egregious when she assumes what other people's motives are or her numerous uses of logical fallacies.

/It's like she has a checklist of bullshiat.
 
2014-02-24 01:28:21 PM

Purple_Jack: The cultural divide was just too great. Everyone in the US thinks he's as asshole whereas everyone in the UK thinks he's an arsehole.


Thank you for so clearly stating what needed to be said.
 
2014-02-24 01:59:47 PM

Bungles: FLMountainMan: Bungles: I don't have a rosy view of UK prisons, I just mean they're slightly less hell-holey than the average US prison. I don't think that's a very controversial viewpoint.

You could have at least read what you previously posted, which was quoted in the post you quoted.  FFS.  (Emphasis added)

Bungles: On the plus side, British jails are generally far more pleasant than US jails.

And you know this how?

/ Theres a tea and crumpets salad tossing joke in there somewhere.
 
The tribal gang culture that seems to be part of the majority of US jails doesn't really exist in the UK outside the obligatory sliver of far right, the number of violent assaults is far, far less (even one makes the national news), the number of rapes is far, far less, the internal drug culture doesn't exist to the same level, and most jails have pretty comprehensive education and rehabilitation programs.It's no Sweden camping-holiday style system, but compared to the US, it more like a slightly run-down and shabby boarding school rather than a Mad Max Thunder Dome.

Your handle is very apt.

Yes.... everything I've said was in comparison to the average US jail, not objectively compared to all existing or theoretically ideal jails.


Which thing that you've said?  Because it's contradictory.  Are they far, far better or only slightly-less hell-holey?

I hate to be pedantic, but well....you've encouraged it.
 
2014-02-24 02:24:59 PM
i thought piers morgan was reparations for the way we treated british POWs in the war of 1812.
 
2014-02-24 03:42:24 PM
Damnit. Please don't send him back. Since he's been away the national happiness index of British citizens has increased 6.3%, productivity is up, sunlight hours is up, and the economy is on the road to recovery. Sending him back could plunge us back into recession.
 
2014-02-24 04:06:17 PM

Walker: [img.photobucket.com image 600x300]



you took the cat right out of my mouth.
 
2014-02-24 04:06:57 PM

Unhip1: Wolf Blitzer continues. :(



lol   Wolf Blitzkrieg!!!
 
2014-02-24 04:09:40 PM

Onkel Buck: He said America turned on him. I guess he thought he would be greeted as a liberator.



i shouldn't be too hard on him.  i like him, i just think his network (Corporate News Network) ain't worth two turds on a sandy biscuit.
 
2014-02-24 04:13:45 PM

Rapmaster2000: CNN has a TV channel?  I thought it was just a webpage.



yep.  and they love their puff pieces.  sure beats the hell out of real news/journalism.  not nearly as much work.  keeps 'mericans in in the mushroom club: keep 'em in the dark and feed 'em lots of sh*t.
 
2014-02-24 10:28:23 PM
 
2014-02-24 11:39:00 PM

Bungles: Lee451: FloridaFarkTag: The funny thing is that all the Conservatives who cheerlead Fox News, are too dumb to realize that Rupert Murdoch had Piers Morgan as the editor of one of the top English dailies...

How many Americans (myself included) who watch Fox News really cares about the English daily op-eds?
 
Because knowing that someone was once a kingpin in the Murdoch empire makes them look a little silly when nodding in sage agreement when Fox News pretends he's some sort of liberal ne'er-do-well who crawled out of socialist Britain?


Kingpin in the Murdoch empire? You do know Morgan was editor at the Mirror, right? As in, not connected to Murdoch's media group (Sun, Times, NOTW)
 
2014-02-25 03:48:56 AM

The Numbers: Bungles: Lee451: FloridaFarkTag: The funny thing is that all the Conservatives who cheerlead Fox News, are too dumb to realize that Rupert Murdoch had Piers Morgan as the editor of one of the top English dailies...

How many Americans (myself included) who watch Fox News really cares about the English daily op-eds?
 
Because knowing that someone was once a kingpin in the Murdoch empire makes them look a little silly when nodding in sage agreement when Fox News pretends he's some sort of liberal ne'er-do-well who crawled out of socialist Britain?

Kingpin in the Murdoch empire? You do know Morgan was editor at the Mirror, right? As in, not connected to Murdoch's media group (Sun, Times, NOTW)

 
Ummm.... you might want to read his resume a little further...../yes, he was editor at the Mirror/but also a column editor at The Sun/and also editor at the News of the World, which is sort of the important one....
 
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