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Martin Samuel

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:38 pm
by Danson's Forehead
In my fevered mind, I dimly recalled there being a thread on Martin Samuel, the Mail's hairy voice of reason. However, I can find no such thing, and therefore am starting one.

His latest column is here:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/artic ... -hate.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And it's jolly good stuff, at least by Mail standards. Is he kept on purely so the Mail can claim to be balanced? Anyways, his presence on that site almost makes me hopeful for humanity. Almost.

Re: Martin Samuel

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:54 pm
by satnav
Perhaps he should do a job swap with Littlejohn. Littlejohn could direct his drivel at over paid footballers etc and Samuel could do the political stuff.

Re: Martin Samuel

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:53 pm
by Adam
Yeah, he's pretty good. Don't always agree (though I frequently do) with him but he can form and defend an argument, which is surely the primary job of a columnist. And I suspect he'd see disagreement with him as nothing to get upset about, so he's streets ahead of Mel Philips, P Hitchens and Captain Scotchegg right there.

He was good at the Times. I can only assumed he's jumped ship for the paycheck which is, in the long run, a good thing as it at least means we can read him without having to pay.

Re: Martin Samuel

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:48 am
by SoulBoy
I believe Martin has just described the standard of reporting at the Daily Mail to a tee, I may have a new signature -
Random contributions lifted from website forums have replaced reasoned thought. A lazy journalist can select a few incendiary comments and concoct a controversy out of it, as if the outrage is real or meaningful.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/footba ... z1E7LZzLGX" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Martin Samuel

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:20 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
Do you think many of the Mail's readership will understand that their own paper is (in part) the target there? Because in their minds, it's lefties and blacks who do all this stuff.

I haven't read a non-Mail source about "jungle drums" yet.

Re: Martin Samuel

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:28 pm
by Mr Mordon
He really is a breath of fresh air is Martin

Re: Martin Samuel

Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:38 pm
by KingOfCarrotFlowers
The comments are pure platinum. I love the fact that Queen Sarah is such an icon to these people, her every flaw overlooked because she's a fire breathing, lefty hatin' retard. That she has strode across the atlantic with her reputation intact is testament to the enduring ludicrousness and impudence of right wingers across the globe.

Re: Martin Samuel

Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:48 pm
by Adam
KingOfCarrotFlowers wrote:The comments are pure platinum. I love the fact that Queen Sarah is such an icon to these people, her every flaw overlooked because she's a fire breathing, lefty hatin' retard. That she has strode across the atlantic with her reputation intact is testament to the enduring ludicrousness and impudence of right wingers across the globe.
Excellent username you've chosen there. Hello.

Re: Martin Samuel

Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:23 pm
by cycloon
AND IN THAT ROOM, ONE AFTERNOON

huzzah.

Re: Martin Samuel

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:52 pm
by Bones McCoy
Very disappointing to see this piece of sub-Hitchens churn.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/artic ... r-all.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Martin Samuel

Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:57 pm
by Malcolm Armsteen
Yes. It's a pretty thick piece of unconsidered dribbling.

Re: Martin Samuel

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:14 am
by satnav
With Littlejohn becoming a theatre critic for the night it looks like Samuel's has been given the job of chief cunt for the evening.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/artic ... drink.html

On the basis of one mistake by a young member of staff at an Off License and an incident where Martin was held up at an airport he reaches the conclusion that most people working in the service sector are thick.

Re: Martin Samuel

Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:14 pm
by AOB
Another dig at Steve Jobs. Bluto must be trying to ingratiate himself at the Mail knowing they're quite fond of slagging off the recently deceased.

Re: Martin Samuel

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:15 pm
by sporran
Littlejohn-esque garbage in this column today.

Gay hero? Surely there's only one man to herald football's watershed moment... step forward Joey Barton
So here’s a thought. Joey Barton continues his quest for intellectual and social respectability. Why not come out as gay?

Instant credibility, instant respect, untouchable by the Football Association or future employers. His past misdeeds mentally reprocessed and explained.

‘Well, of course he put his cigar out in that bloke’s face, Gary. He was a tortured soul, forced to live a lie.’

And imagine the new material. A never-ending treasure trove for Barton’s Twitter feed: Alexander the Great, Leonardo da Vinci, Oscar Wilde, Lady Bunny.
And, let’s face it, with that new accent, he’s probably halfway there.
On the one hand, he seems to be arguing in all seriousness that there isn't a problem with homophobia in football, and then on the other is inferring that all those things at the end there, well you're probably gay if you're into all that sort of stuff eh?

Re: Martin Samuel

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:49 pm
by D.C. Harrison
What a complete knob.

"Yeah, he likes books and, you know, stuff. Must be a poof".

I despair, even more so because it's made me have sympathy for Barton.