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2021-07-16 8:42:07 AM  
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/They're calling him Andrew Kneel on Twitter, now.
 
2021-07-16 9:23:54 AM  
I like to see what the UKIP MAGA spin against "taking the knee" is.

I know the Brits stand at attention wherever and whenever "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" "God Save the Queen" is played, but do they have the same KNEELING DISRESPECTS THE FLAG AND THE VETS AND THE POLICE mental aneurysm as in the States.
 
2021-07-16 10:14:52 AM  
The figures were recorded the day after Harri's move, which led to widespread fury on social media from GB News viewers who pledged to stop watching the recently launched rightwing current affairs channel, making accusations that it had sold out and gone "woke", secretly harboured Marxist values, or was in favour of Black Lives Matter.

How dare they think that the lives of Black people matter?! There is no racism! They've gone woke, and we must stay asleep! Stay asleep! STAY ASLEEP!
 
2021-07-16 11:29:30 AM  
jesus h christ. torpedo this farking planet already.
 
2021-07-16 11:30:05 AM  
GBeeBees as we like to call it, had pretty much lost it's 'viewer' before then
(and that one was one of the anchors having some time off.)
 
2021-07-16 11:30:09 AM  
But don't dare say the Brexit had anything to do with racism in Brittain. Nope, no racism whatsoever.
 
2021-07-16 11:31:09 AM  
Is it too late for Andrew Neil to come crawling back to the Beeb?
 
2021-07-16 11:31:22 AM  

iron de havilland: [Fark user image 425x676]

/They're calling him Andrew Kneel on Twitter, now.


We don't have a company line on taking the knee....but taking a knee is an unacceptable breach of standards.

Those tweets nearly gave me whiplash
 
2021-07-16 11:32:15 AM  
Imagine a right winger in the US calling themselves "anti-racist."
 
2021-07-16 11:32:53 AM  

Lumbar Puncture: iron de havilland: [Fark user image 425x676]

/They're calling him Andrew Kneel on Twitter, now.

We don't have a company line on taking the knee....but taking a knee is an unacceptable breach of standards.

Those tweets nearly gave me whiplash


"We don't mind the knee.  But not on the telly, for Cor's sake.  Children are watching."
 
2021-07-16 11:33:36 AM  
The UK is very committed to its racism.  The rest of us just don't always hear about it.
 
2021-07-16 11:34:36 AM  
Tell me you're a racist without *telling* me you're a racist.
 
2021-07-16 11:36:01 AM  
Is GB News's viewership made up of former BNP and UKIP reactionaries?

Glad that network is seen largely as a joke in the UK, unlike Fox (and even more derpy networks) in the US.
 
2021-07-16 11:37:18 AM  

Lumbar Puncture: iron de havilland: [Fark user image 425x676]

/They're calling him Andrew Kneel on Twitter, now.

We don't have a company line on taking the knee....but taking a knee is an unacceptable breach of standards.

Those tweets nearly gave me whiplash


Anyone who follows the sayings of Mitch McConnell is used to it.
 
2021-07-16 11:37:59 AM  
FACT: Every person knighted in the UK is like super woke, since they kneel during the ceremony.

I'm therefore calling for a boycott of the crown. I'm American... so I guess technically, I have always been party to a long-running boycott of it. But now, I'm also boycotting the show on Netflix.
 
2021-07-16 11:40:47 AM  

austerity101: Imagine a right winger in the US calling themselves "anti-racist."


They do this all the time, indirectly at least. 'Racism ended decades ago." "I believe in equality, which means treating everyone exactly the same." "Liberals are the real racists, what with their programmes to help minorities!" "I don't even see race - all lives matter!"

Basically real-life embodiments of Auntie Bellum:
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2021-07-16 11:41:44 AM  

menschenfresser: Is GB News's viewership made up of former BNP and UKIP reactionaries?

Glad that network is seen largely as a joke in the UK, unlike Fox (and even more derpy networks) in the US.


they'd rather be in an online circle jerk working up a sweat on the Daily Mail or Express, that format missed the bus in the UK people will mostly to gravitate to the BBC for it's news.
 
2021-07-16 11:41:46 AM  
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2021-07-16 11:41:52 AM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Is it too late for Andrew Neil to come crawling back to the Beeb?


He will have to crawl a very long way, he is so patriotic his main residence is in France.
 
2021-07-16 11:43:12 AM  

DeArmondVI: But don't dare say the Brexit had anything to do with racism in Brittain. Nope, no racism whatsoever.


Stewart Lee - Brexit vs Trump
Youtube q3l-6G0GyG0
 
2021-07-16 11:44:38 AM  

Kris_Romm: The UK is very committed to its racism.  The rest of us just don't always hear about it.


Reginald D Hunter on gingers
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2021-07-16 11:45:21 AM  
We need to have a discussion as to whether right wingers are really just automaton.  What makes a robot a robot, and do they fit that definition.
 
2021-07-16 11:47:25 AM  
One of their radio host assholes, ostensibly Labor but obviously Conservative in rhetoric, said that the BLM movement in the UK was antisemitic. The utter chutzpah of that guy.
 
2021-07-16 11:52:21 AM  
The Right Wing Free Speech and Debate Society will begin our meeting as soon as a quorum of our members limp from the parking lot melee.
 
2021-07-16 11:53:35 AM  

thatguyoverthere70: The figures were recorded the day after Harri's move, which led to widespread fury on social media from GB News viewers who pledged to stop watching the recently launched rightwing current affairs channel, making accusations that it had sold out and gone "woke", secretly harboured Marxist values, or was in favour of Black Lives Matter.

How dare they think that the lives of Black people matter?! There is no racism! They've gone woke, and we must stay asleep! Stay asleep! STAY ASLEEP!


I thought Black Lives Matter was primarily a US concern? Seems to me this is manufacture bullshiat by the same assholes behind qanon and the like.

Also: Black Lives Matter, and we need to completely reform the police with a national licensing standard and the officers pulling their own professional insurance like doctors.
 
2021-07-16 11:53:42 AM  

turboeli: One of their radio host assholes, ostensibly Labor but obviously Conservative in rhetoric, said that the BLM movement in the UK was antisemitic. The utter chutzpah of that guy.


Black Jews:

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2021-07-16 11:55:13 AM  
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2021-07-16 11:57:49 AM  
If you lose your entire audience then you didn't have much of an audience in the first place.
 
2021-07-16 12:01:07 PM  
Imagine losing viewers because you're not constantly as big a coont as you could be.
 
2021-07-16 12:01:49 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: The figures were recorded the day after Harri's move, which led to widespread fury on social media from GB News viewers who pledged to stop watching the recently launched rightwing current affairs channel, making accusations that it had sold out and gone "woke", secretly harboured Marxist values, or was in favour of Black Lives Matter.

How dare they think that the lives of Black people matter?! There is no racism! They've gone woke, and we must stay asleep! Stay asleep! STAY ASLEEP!


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2021-07-16 12:08:39 PM  
The listeners must have had their anti-Cathollic trigger go off.

Anglicans bow slightly but don't bounce.  Roman Catholics bend a knee.  The EU rules required a recognition and decriminalization of Catholicsm.

It was so extreme that the Knights Templar had to be recognized, so that scammers would sell you a square inch of Templar land and your could claim a knighly title and become an aristo.

Brexit was supposed to clean all that up, return to the Protestant orderly way of things.
 
2021-07-16 12:12:40 PM  

Weird Hal: Imagine losing viewers because you're not constantly as big a coont as you could be.


Technically they lost viewers because they severely misunderstood who their viewers were.
 
2021-07-16 12:26:44 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: I like to see what the UKIP MAGA spin against "taking the knee" is.

I know the Brits stand at attention wherever and whenever "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" "God Save the Queen" is played, but do they have the same KNEELING DISRESPECTS THE FLAG AND THE VETS AND THE POLICE mental aneurysm as in the States.


No, but "taking a knee" has come to represent "wokeness".

America's racism originated in Europe, and it used to be much more granular.  Not only did the English think they are superior to Africans, but they thought they were superior to the Welsh, Scotts and Irish, and they are their own countrymen in the UK.

This is not unique to any European country founded on ethnicity (France, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, etc.), nor some of the other smaller regions absorbed/conquered/married into larger modern countries (Belgium [Flanders and Wallonia], Greece [Greek stats and most of ancient Macedonia] Switzerland, Romania, etc.) and wasn't considered abnormal until the 1960s, and in parts is still the norm (why do you think Yugoslavia fell apart, and that was only 25 years ago).
 
2021-07-16 12:33:14 PM  

Erek the Red: Not only did the English think they are superior to Africans, but they thought they were superior to the Welsh, Scotts and Irish, and they are their own countrymen in the UK.


A Song of Patriotic Prejudice

The English, the English, the English are best
I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest!

The rottenest bits of these islands of ours
We've left in the hands of three unfriendly powers
Examine the Irishman, Welshman or Scot
You'll find he's a stinker, as likely as not
 
2021-07-16 12:33:20 PM  

HerptheDerp: Tell me you're a racist without *telling* me you're a racist.


Weirdly, declaring the UK to be almost entirely free of racism seems to track with being a massive farking racist pretty much 100%. You've our PM, our Home Secretary, Laurence Fox...

Ah well, life is full of coincidences.
 
2021-07-16 12:41:14 PM  
Both sides are good but one is bad.
 
2021-07-16 12:41:24 PM  

Weird Hal: Erek the Red: Not only did the English think they are superior to Africans, but they thought they were superior to the Welsh, Scotts and Irish, and they are their own countrymen in the UK.

A Song of Patriotic Prejudice

The English, the English, the English are best
I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest!

The rottenest bits of these islands of ours
We've left in the hands of three unfriendly powers
Examine the Irishman, Welshman or Scot
You'll find he's a stinker, as likely as not


Armstrong & Miller - Foreigners
Youtube kL1zs4OKYAU
A more updated satire.
 
2021-07-16 12:59:08 PM  
Conservatives are butthurt that someone "took a knee" in solidarity of racism experience by athletes in England?

That would mean the problem they had with NFL players were that they were drawing attention to racism, and nothing to do with "respecting the flag" and "honoring the troops". Get my fainting couch.
 
2021-07-16 1:05:15 PM  
I hope Mike Hunt and Mike Oxlong call in to give their reaction:

https://www.indy100.com/news/gb-news-​c​hannel-mike-hunt-mike-oxlong-b1866803
 
2021-07-16 1:08:17 PM  

Gpzjock: Weird Hal: Erek the Red: Not only did the English think they are superior to Africans, but they thought they were superior to the Welsh, Scotts and Irish, and they are their own countrymen in the UK.

A Song of Patriotic Prejudice

The English, the English, the English are best
I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest!

The rottenest bits of these islands of ours
We've left in the hands of three unfriendly powers
Examine the Irishman, Welshman or Scot
You'll find he's a stinker, as likely as not

[YouTube video: Armstrong & Miller - Foreigners]A more updated satire.


I honestly can't tell if Weird Hal is trying to ironic by posting a video of an English comedy duo from the best part of 60 years ago???
 
2021-07-16 1:09:49 PM  
This comedy implosion of fascists is very satisfying.
 
2021-07-16 1:16:19 PM  
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2021-07-16 1:22:02 PM  
I also frequent (lurk?) on some other websites including one centered on the UK.  The general consensus about the racist bigotry directed towards the black England soccer players by the Neanderthals in the crowd was (I shiat you not):

"Were fed up of being told we are racists, so we are going to act like racists, just to show you what happens when you accuse of something we are not".

Amazing mental gymnastics to demonstrate, well, I'm not exactly sure exactly what it demonstrates, but mental illness and stupidity will not be far away...
 
2021-07-16 1:26:51 PM  

I'm no expert but...: Gpzjock: Weird Hal: Erek the Red: Not only did the English think they are superior to Africans, but they thought they were superior to the Welsh, Scotts and Irish, and they are their own countrymen in the UK.

A Song of Patriotic Prejudice

The English, the English, the English are best
I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest!

The rottenest bits of these islands of ours
We've left in the hands of three unfriendly powers
Examine the Irishman, Welshman or Scot
You'll find he's a stinker, as likely as not

[YouTube video: Armstrong & Miller - Foreigners]A more updated satire.

I honestly can't tell if Weird Hal is trying to ironic by posting a video of an English comedy duo from the best part of 60 years ago???


Armstrong and Miller were aping that as recently as 2010 to show that this particular vileness is still alive and well, living in the Home Counties and the festering minds of Daily Mail and Express readers.
 
2021-07-16 1:29:53 PM  

I'm an excellent driver: I also frequent (lurk?) on some other websites including one centered on the UK.  The general consensus about the racist bigotry directed towards the black England soccer players by the Neanderthals in the crowd was (I shiat you not):

"Were fed up of being told we are racists, so we are going to act like racists, just to show you what happens when you accuse of something we are not".

Amazing mental gymnastics to demonstrate, well, I'm not exactly sure exactly what it demonstrates, but mental illness and stupidity will not be far away...


It demonstrates they were racists who are doing mental gymnastics to tell themselves their racism is ok.
 
2021-07-16 1:46:36 PM  
Classic blunder there, admitting that racism possibly, maybe, might exist. Old conservative farks won't stand for that.
 
2021-07-16 1:53:33 PM  

Gpzjock: I'm no expert but...: Gpzjock: Weird Hal: Erek the Red: Not only did the English think they are superior to Africans, but they thought they were superior to the Welsh, Scotts and Irish, and they are their own countrymen in the UK.

A Song of Patriotic Prejudice

The English, the English, the English are best
I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest!

The rottenest bits of these islands of ours
We've left in the hands of three unfriendly powers
Examine the Irishman, Welshman or Scot
You'll find he's a stinker, as likely as not

[YouTube video: Armstrong & Miller - Foreigners]A more updated satire.

I honestly can't tell if Weird Hal is trying to ironic by posting a video of an English comedy duo from the best part of 60 years ago???

Armstrong and Miller were aping that as recently as 2010 to show that this particular vileness is still alive and well, living in the Home Counties and the festering minds of Daily Mail and Express readers.


Oh, we just use the M25 to get through the home counties now. Nice and quick, no stopping.
 
2021-07-16 1:59:08 PM  
Stewart Lee - Jimmy Hill
Youtube s_F27ejh3x4
 
2021-07-16 2:00:21 PM  

I'm an excellent driver: I also frequent (lurk?) on some other websites including one centered on the UK.  The general consensus about the racist bigotry directed towards the black England soccer players by the Neanderthals in the crowd was (I shiat you not):

"Were fed up of being told we are racists, so we are going to act like racists, just to show you what happens when you accuse of something we are not".

Amazing mental gymnastics to demonstrate, well, I'm not exactly sure exactly what it demonstrates, but mental illness and stupidity will not be far away...


You'd think the UK crowd would be the one being racist. Three black players missed those penalty kicks against Italy. j/k

I mean, three black players did miss the kicks but that's neither here nor there. I blame the Southgate though. He put in some good kickers near the end to take them. But he should have gotten them in earlier in the overtime. You need some adrenaline from playtime to help push through the nerves of doing PKs with those stakes. He basically put them in at the very last second.
 
2021-07-16 2:03:52 PM  
Asian Dub Foundation ft. Stewart Lee - Comin' Over Here (Official Video)
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