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2020-01-13 09:39:19 PM  
I'm no sequencing expert but that sure looks like a pattern.
 
2020-01-13 10:00:21 PM  
The British tabloid media's treatment of Meghan has been reprehensible.

BUT

I think Megxit is absolutely phenomenal.
 
2020-01-13 10:01:08 PM  
I wonder what colors their decisions on how to cover the dutchesses?
 
2020-01-13 10:08:38 PM  
I don't know why they don't dissolve the whole monarchy when the queen dies. Give them each severance pay and just end it. It serves no meaningful purpose anymore and is such an anachronism.
 
2020-01-13 10:12:37 PM  
The British press is harder on meghan markle than they are on Jeffrey Epstein's bestie Prince Andrew.
 
2020-01-13 10:14:52 PM  
They're harder on Meghan because she has so much more potential than Kate Middling.
 
2020-01-13 10:28:17 PM  
Twenty cherry picked examples. Kate has been criticised lots of times. Here's a slideshow.  Google "Kate Middleton criticism" and you'll find lots of articles in the same tabloids criticising her.

This is what the press do. To everyone. Pretty much any celeb, whatever race, has criticised the tabloids for building celebs up and then attacking them when they get successful.

But, as the Guardian says, this is part of having a free press.
But I also think that the tabloid mentality is a vital part of press freedom in Britain. Only the tabloids - even when owned by a Murdoch - could stand outside of the establishment consensus. Journalism needs to campaign, investigate and debate, but above all it must entertain or it loses our attention. Our red-tops do a good job of all that when they work well.

Once you start regulating what they can and cannot print you are down the road to government control of the media. The UK has some of the worlds strongest libel laws and lawyers happy to take cases against tabloids who print defamatory stories.

Many Americans boast about having free speech and try to claim countries like the UK don't, yet those same people then criticise the free press in the UK for exercising their free speech.

The tabloids aren't running stories about Meghan because she's black. They're running stories because she's famous and successful. Just as they have ran stories criticising Kate, Diana, Fergie, Andrew, Edward etc etc.
 
2020-01-13 10:32:25 PM  

fusillade762: The British press is harder on meghan markle than they are on Jeffrey Epstein's bestie Prince Andrew.


Ya think:

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For weeks the Daily Mail was full of Prince Andrew/Epstein stories.
 
2020-01-13 11:03:04 PM  
As a freedom-loving American, I respect those of the Royal Family who decide to leave their glided cages of eternal duty to whichever government is voted in, intense scrutiny of their lives, and slavery to traditions while not allowed any power or say to those high offices.
 
2020-01-13 11:30:45 PM  
The same rags lying about Brexit are the same rags dragging a biracial American for being black.
 
2020-01-13 11:43:22 PM  
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2020-01-13 11:45:03 PM  
Harry isn't up there in the ranks of succession anymore.  If he wants to have a life outside of being a Royal Mannequin used for show events on a schedule that he has no control over, then good for him.
 
2020-01-13 11:47:47 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: he tabloids aren't running stories about Meghan because she's black. They're running stories because she's famous

attractive and successful.

FTFY
 
2020-01-13 11:47:53 PM  
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"Pffft, amateurs."
 
2020-01-13 11:49:12 PM  

Brosephus: I wonder what colors their decisions on how to cover the dutchesses?


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he or they
 
2020-01-13 11:51:10 PM  

Miss Stein: [Fark user image 316x480]


And that pretty much sums up how useless and token the royals are at this point. I think the British royals are on about the same level, socially and politically, as the Kardashians. Just with more couth and fewer implants.
 
2020-01-13 11:53:06 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: The same rags lying about Brexit are the same rags dragging a biracial American for being black.


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2020-01-13 11:53:18 PM  
The Daily Fail and garbage like TMZ actively promote their commentors to act and respond in the most racist way for the page clicks.
 
2020-01-13 11:53:25 PM  

dodecahedron: I don't know why they don't dissolve the whole monarchy when the queen dies. Give them each severance pay and just end it. It serves no meaningful purpose anymore and is such an anachronism.


It makes money and is cultural history.
 
2020-01-13 11:54:35 PM  

WilderKWight: Miss Stein: [Fark user image 316x480]

And that pretty much sums up how useless and token the royals are at this point. I think the British royals are on about the same level, socially and politically, as the Kardashians. Just with more couth and fewer implants.


Couth as fark.
 
2020-01-13 11:55:22 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: The Daily Fail and garbage like TMZ actively promote their commentors to act and respond in the most racist way for the page clicks.


So let's not reward them with the clicks they want.  Downvote, I say.  Better dead AND red.
 
2020-01-13 11:55:24 PM  
I might have sympathy for them if they completely abdicated and lived like as Harry and Meghan Windsor or whatever last name they come up with.  But they aren't and being tabloid fodder is part and parcel of being a royal.
 
2020-01-13 11:58:00 PM  

sprgrss: I might have sympathy for them if they completely abdicated and lived like as Harry and Meghan Windsor or whatever last name they come up with.  But they aren't and being tabloid fodder is part and parcel of being a royal.


Plus they already plan to parley their fame into income.
/And why not?
 
2020-01-13 11:58:29 PM  
Whomst.

LOL
 
2020-01-14 12:02:22 AM  

dodecahedron: I don't know why they don't dissolve the whole monarchy when the queen dies. Give them each severance pay and just end it. It serves no meaningful purpose anymore and is such an anachronism.


If they ditch the monarchy, then the poor Windsors might have to live off their private holdings while the Crown Estate devolves to governmental control.

Horrors! They may only be left with a few hundred million pounds.
 
2020-01-14 12:03:49 AM  

dodecahedron: I don't know why they don't dissolve the whole monarchy when the queen dies. Give them each severance pay and just end it. It serves no meaningful purpose anymore and is such an anachronism.


American-like typing detected.
 
2020-01-14 12:07:15 AM  

Bonzo_1116: Horrors! They may only be left with a few hundred million pounds.


Perhaps we might commence a Fundest Thou Me on their behalf, no?
 
2020-01-14 12:17:51 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Twenty cherry picked examples.


That's a joke, right?  Right?

/unbelievable
 
2020-01-14 12:28:04 AM  
Canada might pay their security costs if they move here, and it's been estimated at $1.7m a year.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/bill​-​morneau-security-costs-harry-meghan-1.​5424988

Fark that noise, pay for your own security or call the cops like the rest of the plebs.
 
2020-01-14 12:33:21 AM  
*yawn*

Oh those poor, poor members of the farking ROYAL family!  What so EVER shall they DO?!
 
2020-01-14 12:33:30 AM  

dodecahedron: I don't know why they don't dissolve the whole monarchy when the queen dies. Give them each severance pay and just end it. It serves no meaningful purpose anymore and is such an anachronism.


The tourism from the monarchy funds the country.

//barely joking
 
2020-01-14 12:41:36 AM  
Piers Morgan seems to have a particularly big big up his arse about Meghan, unhealthily so...
 
2020-01-14 12:54:11 AM  

Huggermugger: Carter Pewterschmidt: Twenty cherry picked examples.

That's a joke, right?  Right?

/unbelievable


Ron is a joke.
 
2020-01-14 12:55:55 AM  
I just figured the way the UK is heading that they wanted their kids to grow up in a first world country like Canada.
 
2020-01-14 12:57:05 AM  

ukexpat: Piers Morgan seems to have a particularly big big up his arse about Meghan, unhealthily so...


*big bug
 
2020-01-14 12:59:14 AM  

dodecahedron: I don't know why they don't dissolve the whole monarchy when the queen dies. Give them each severance pay and just end it. It serves no meaningful purpose anymore and is such an anachronism.


Not true. You underestimate the impact on tourism and ambassadorship for not just the UK but the entire Commonwealth.

Brand Finance estimated in 2017 that the monarchy's annual contribution to the UK economy to be around £1.8bn a year, drawing in an additional £550m of tourism revenues a year, and an increase in trade, from the Royal Family acting as ambassadors, supposedly worth £150m a year.

Also, in 2018 it was estimated they 'cost' each citizen about 69 pence a year.

Pretty sure your current President has cost the US taxpayer much more than that each year he's been in office.

And being part of the Commonwealth has benefits; trade, finance, security. It's not as simple as saying they are an anachronism and not required.
 
2020-01-14 01:15:18 AM  

Excelsior: WilderKWight: Miss Stein: [Fark user image 316x480]

And that pretty much sums up how useless and token the royals are at this point. I think the British royals are on about the same level, socially and politically, as the Kardashians. Just with more couth and fewer implants.

Couth as fark.


I used to think the same way -- and still do so a large extent.  But it says something about human societies that people (?) like the Kardashians (or Trumps or . . .) rise to fame without any obvious basis of merit.  I have come to think that there is some sort of sick but functional need for large portions of society to have some sort of symbolic figures to set examples for them.  (This theory could also go a long way towards explaining religion.)

If we are going to collectively do this, well the Royal Family model is certainly no worse than the "famous for being famous" one we seem to have in the US.  Let the Brits work this out for themselves.
 
2020-01-14 01:25:46 AM  

treesloth: Bonzo_1116: Horrors! They may only be left with a few hundred million pounds.

Perhaps we might commence a Fundest Thou Me on their behalf, no?


You are not but a vomitous cur, all the royal blingeth goeth to mine.
 
2020-01-14 01:32:33 AM  
 
2020-01-14 01:42:20 AM  

Smackledorfer: dodecahedron: I don't know why they don't dissolve the whole monarchy when the queen dies. Give them each severance pay and just end it. It serves no meaningful purpose anymore and is such an anachronism.

It makes money and is cultural history.


Yup. At this point, each of the royals is just like an attraction at Disney World.
Those two leaving the press rota unexpectedly was like shutting down the "Frozen" ride in the middle of tourist season.
 
2020-01-14 01:47:20 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Huggermugger: Carter Pewterschmidt: Twenty cherry picked examples.

That's a joke, right?  Right?

/unbelievable

You want me to cherry pick some examples?

She's a megastar from her tiara to her ivory slippers: RACHEL JOHNSON on the magic of Meghan

Meghan Markle the Style Princess: Why Prince Harry's fiancée is now the most powerful woman in fashion

Yes, he's mine! Meghan puts a protective arm around Harry on her first outing as the Duchess of Sussex

In an era of doom and gloom, with Britain divided about Brexit and the US tearing itself apart over Trump, this glossy Californian might be the best addition to our dusty old monarchy in decades.

My, hasn't she changed! From a smiley toddler clutching her favourite toy to her regal wave as a princess-to-be... the Mail looks at how Meghan Markle has blossomed year by year

TV exec who hired Meghan for Suits reveals how the bride-to-be loves to CUDDLE Kensington Palace staff - and tells them: 'I'm American, I hug'

Those are from just the first page of results from the week around the wedding. So go on, tell us how the British press always hated her.


"Look, we haven't spent years bullying her to a brutal double standard. We were nice for a week when she got married!"
 
2020-01-14 02:04:22 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Twenty cherry picked examples. Kate has been criticised lots of times. Here's a slideshow.  Google "Kate Middleton criticism" and you'll find lots of articles in the same tabloids criticising her.

This is what the press do. To everyone. Pretty much any celeb, whatever race, has criticised the tabloids for building celebs up and then attacking them when they get successful.

But, as the Guardian says, this is part of having a free press.
But I also think that the tabloid mentality is a vital part of press freedom in Britain. Only the tabloids - even when owned by a Murdoch - could stand outside of the establishment consensus. Journalism needs to campaign, investigate and debate, but above all it must entertain or it loses our attention. Our red-tops do a good job of all that when they work well.

Once you start regulating what they can and cannot print you are down the road to government control of the media. The UK has some of the worlds strongest libel laws and lawyers happy to take cases against tabloids who print defamatory stories.

Many Americans boast about having free speech and try to claim countries like the UK don't, yet those same people then criticise the free press in the UK for exercising their free speech.

The tabloids aren't running stories about Meghan because she's black. They're running stories because she's famous and successful. Just as they have ran stories criticising Kate, Diana, Fergie, Andrew, Edward etc etc.


Do they claim that everyone else is "straight outta Compton" and has " exotic DNA" as well? Also, just because they assholes to everyone doesn't make it acceptable behavior. Also also, our free speech doesn't give us the right to commit libel or slander, things that are also illegal in the UK as well. It's why your countries tabloids apologize to our horrible specter of a first lady.
 
2020-01-14 02:07:16 AM  

DayeOfJustice: Carter Pewterschmidt: Twenty cherry picked examples. Kate has been criticised lots of times. Here's a slideshow.  Google "Kate Middleton criticism" and you'll find lots of articles in the same tabloids criticising her.

This is what the press do. To everyone. Pretty much any celeb, whatever race, has criticised the tabloids for building celebs up and then attacking them when they get successful.

But, as the Guardian says, this is part of having a free press.
But I also think that the tabloid mentality is a vital part of press freedom in Britain. Only the tabloids - even when owned by a Murdoch - could stand outside of the establishment consensus. Journalism needs to campaign, investigate and debate, but above all it must entertain or it loses our attention. Our red-tops do a good job of all that when they work well.

Once you start regulating what they can and cannot print you are down the road to government control of the media. The UK has some of the worlds strongest libel laws and lawyers happy to take cases against tabloids who print defamatory stories.

Many Americans boast about having free speech and try to claim countries like the UK don't, yet those same people then criticise the free press in the UK for exercising their free speech.

The tabloids aren't running stories about Meghan because she's black. They're running stories because she's famous and successful. Just as they have ran stories criticising Kate, Diana, Fergie, Andrew, Edward etc etc.

Do they claim that everyone else is "straight outta Compton" and has " exotic DNA" as well? Also, just because they assholes to everyone doesn't make it acceptable behavior. Also also, our free speech doesn't give us the right to commit libel or slander, things that are also illegal in the UK as well. It's why your countries tabloids apologize to our horrible specter sphincter of a first lady.


FTFY
 
2020-01-14 02:15:16 AM  

Brosephus: I wonder what colors colours their decisions on how to cover the dutchesses duchesses?



/FTFY - after all, they *are* British, not Dutch... ;)
 
2020-01-14 02:16:41 AM  
As an aside, when are they going to compare Prince Harry's DNA to Prince Charles'?
 
2020-01-14 02:18:29 AM  

pkjun: Carter Pewterschmidt: Huggermugger: Carter Pewterschmidt: Twenty cherry picked examples.

That's a joke, right?  Right?

/unbelievable

You want me to cherry pick some examples?

She's a megastar from her tiara to her ivory slippers: RACHEL JOHNSON on the magic of Meghan

Meghan Markle the Style Princess: Why Prince Harry's fiancée is now the most powerful woman in fashion

Yes, he's mine! Meghan puts a protective arm around Harry on her first outing as the Duchess of Sussex

In an era of doom and gloom, with Britain divided about Brexit and the US tearing itself apart over Trump, this glossy Californian might be the best addition to our dusty old monarchy in decades.

My, hasn't she changed! From a smiley toddler clutching her favourite toy to her regal wave as a princess-to-be... the Mail looks at how Meghan Markle has blossomed year by year

TV exec who hired Meghan for Suits reveals how the bride-to-be loves to CUDDLE Kensington Palace staff - and tells them: 'I'm American, I hug'

Those are from just the first page of results from the week around the wedding. So go on, tell us how the British press always hated her.

"Look, we haven't spent years bullying her to a brutal double standard. We were nice for a week when she got married!"


Okay, from the year before:
According to a report by Us Weekly, the actress was introduced to Her Majesty on 3rd September at Balmoral while the couple were visiting Prince Charles at nearby Birkhall. 'It went well,' a source close to Harry reportedly told the magazine. 'It'll no doubt be the first of many encounters. 'She fits perfectly into the family. The difference in backgrounds means absolutely nothing.'

Meet the M-crowd: Meghan Markle's right-on social circle who are set to take London by storm as her romance with Prince Harry gets ever more serious

Meghan looked cool despite the 30 degree heat, sporting shades by Finlay & Co, a range loved by Pippa Middleton and Zara Tindall, while proud as punch Harry was in an Invictus branded shirt and sunglasses too. And the actress proved that she's ready to fit seamlessly into the royal fold by practicing her first royal handshake as she greeted children who were seated nearby. While Meghan attended the Invictus opening ceremony on Saturday

Prince Harry had a 'crush' on Meghan Markle's Suits character Rachel Zane for TWO YEARS before meeting her - and told a friend she was his 'ideal girl'

Harry and Meghan are cousins! Remarkable family tree dating back to 1480 reveals royal is related to his girlfriend

A source told the website: 'Meghan knows she can't really act at the same time as being a princess and is happy to make this career sacrifice. 'She really enjoys her charity work with Unicef and will broaden out her charity commitments when she becomes a full-time royal.'

So, only a week huh?
 
2020-01-14 02:19:14 AM  

rev.love_revolver: Brosephus: I wonder what colors colours their decisions on how to cover the dutchesses duchesses?


/FTFY - after all, they *are* British, not Dutch... ;)


But are they rudders?
 
2020-01-14 02:22:26 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: pkjun: Carter Pewterschmidt: Huggermugger: Carter Pewterschmidt: Twenty cherry picked examples.

That's a joke, right?  Right?

/unbelievable

You want me to cherry pick some examples?

She's a megastar from her tiara to her ivory slippers: RACHEL JOHNSON on the magic of Meghan

Meghan Markle the Style Princess: Why Prince Harry's fiancée is now the most powerful woman in fashion

Yes, he's mine! Meghan puts a protective arm around Harry on her first outing as the Duchess of Sussex

In an era of doom and gloom, with Britain divided about Brexit and the US tearing itself apart over Trump, this glossy Californian might be the best addition to our dusty old monarchy in decades.

My, hasn't she changed! From a smiley toddler clutching her favourite toy to her regal wave as a princess-to-be... the Mail looks at how Meghan Markle has blossomed year by year

TV exec who hired Meghan for Suits reveals how the bride-to-be loves to CUDDLE Kensington Palace staff - and tells them: 'I'm American, I hug'

Those are from just the first page of results from the week around the wedding. So go on, tell us how the British press always hated her.

"Look, we haven't spent years bullying her to a brutal double standard. We were nice for a week when she got married!"

Okay, from the year before:
According to a report by Us Weekly, the actress was introduced to Her Majesty on 3rd September at Balmoral while the couple were visiting Prince Charles at nearby Birkhall. 'It went well,' a source close to Harry reportedly told the magazine. 'It'll no doubt be the first of many encounters. 'She fits perfectly into the family. The difference in backgrounds means absolutely nothing.'

Meet the M-crowd: Meghan Markle's right-on social circle who are set to take London by storm as her romance with Prince Harry gets ever more serious

Meghan looked cool despite the 30 degree heat, sporting shades by Finlay & Co, a range loved by Pippa Middleton and Zara Tindall, while proud as punch Harry was in an Invictus branded shirt and sunglasses too. And the actress proved that she's ready to fit seamlessly into the royal fold by practicing her first royal handshake as she greeted children who were seated nearby. While Meghan attended the Invictus opening ceremony on Saturday

Prince Harry had a 'crush' on Meghan Markle's Suits character Rachel Zane for TWO YEARS before meeting her - and told a friend she was his 'ideal girl'

Harry and Meghan are cousins! Remarkable family tree dating back to 1480 reveals royal is related to his girlfriend

A source told the website: 'Meghan knows she can't really act at the same time as being a princess and is happy to make this career sacrifice. 'She really enjoys her charity work with Unicef and will broaden out her charity commitments when she becomes a full-time royal.'

So, only a week huh?


I know she's moving to Canada, man, but she won't actually be your neighbour. You don't have to try to cherry-pick examples of non-vicious coverage from years ago, before the relentless daily two-minutes-hate started up, just to prove she doesn't have to leave.
 
2020-01-14 02:27:55 AM  

DayeOfJustice: Do they claim that everyone else is "straight outta Compton" and has " exotic DNA" as well? Also, just because they assholes to everyone doesn't make it acceptable behavior.


But it means it isn't racism. Unless you are saying no black person can ever be criticised, ever, for anything.

DayeOfJustice: Also also, our free speech doesn't give us the right to commit libel or slander, things that are also illegal in the UK as well.


Then sue.

Frankly America criticising the UK for racism is deeply hypocritical. When Fark has a regular "Latest ______ while Black" thread about this weeks example of common racism in America I really don't think you have any moral high ground. The UK is one if the most tolerant, open and multicultural countries around. Mixed relationships are extremely common here and no one bats an eye. As the many links I have posted above show even Meghan marrying into the Royal family barely raised an eyebrow. No one cares she's black.
 
2020-01-14 02:31:30 AM  

pkjun: I know she's moving to Canada, man, but she won't actually be your neighbour. You don't have to try to cherry-pick examples of non-vicious coverage from years ago, before the relentless daily two-minutes-hate started up, just to prove she doesn't have to leave.


So you claimed the press was only nice to her for the week around the wedding, but when I post lots of links from a year before you dismiss those as being "from years ago"?

So please explain how I can post evidence of the press being positive about her over a long period of time without posting old links? I'd love to hear your answer.
 
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