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By KevS
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Dacre can fuck off. I mean really fuck off.

They can't understand that yet again, this is something that for once makes a lot of us feel good. Of course it isn't perfect by any means, and overall I don't think it has been as successful as an Olympics as our jamboree four years ago, but for Christ The Redeemers sake, if a North Korean gymnast is up for a selfie with her South Korean counterpart with no apparent fear of retribution (because apparently even the Dear Leader realises it's good PR) then surely the Mailites can see the sheer joy of it all?

But they won't. They'll have a pop at Mo because he wasn't born here, Jessica Ennis for coming from a mixed race family (and if she retires they'll have a go at KJT for not being white and being a Scouser). They'll have a go at Bradley Wiggins for sticking his tongue out during the anthem, at Laura Trott for being so bubbly all the time, the Brownlees for being northern, Tom Daley for being a confirmed gay, the other two for being possibly gay as the emotion overtook them as their medal was confirmed, at Max Whitlock for not doing a real sport; Andy Murray for being Scottish, Justin Rose for only winning against a weakened field, and on and on it goes.

And thats just the British. I shudder to think what they think of the perma-grinning brilliant Simone Billes or Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt or the Chinese divers or etc etc etc.

And the reason is the Mail, the editor and columnists and a lot of the readers are content to sneer at all the above, even though people have achieved great things through hard effort and determination. Qualities that you would have thought your average Mailite would have applauded, but because these things have been achieved without making somebody else's life worse, they don't want to know. They are content to live their mediocre little lonely lives with contempt for everything and everyone apart from themselves.

But let's not presume it's just the Mail. On the flip side there was the ridiculous Simon Jenkins piece in The Graun whereby he thinks that all this celebration of British success means we are turning into the USSR. Also, he was upset that the ten o'clock news on BBC1 was delayed by the Kenny and Trott show the other night. Now, anyone else with a soul in their body threw their hats sky high in the air following their victories and grinned like a loon when they embraced afterwards, but Jenkins was not happy that it must have been approaching eleven thirty before Emily Maitlis or whoever it was popped up. Obviously at 10pm he was unable to switch to ITV for News at Ten. Or to the BBC News Channel. Or Sky News. Or even Radio 4. Or to access the Internet. Idiot.

One last thing, if Dacre really does have a thing about women with alopecia, can we send Jo Shand to wave her two gold medals in his face? And can we also send fellow sufferer Heather Fisher from the ladies rugby team? With all her teammates? And what the hell, take Jade Jones and Nicola Adams as well for good measure.
 
By KevS
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Pretty good chance that a gold will be won in the early hours in the taekwondo by a British chap with surname Muhammad.

That'll mess with their heads nicely. Especially as he was born in Walthamstow.
 
By Bones McCoy
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Abernathy wrote:Taekwondo is just a kicking match, innit?
There's a lengthy story based around the fact that TaeKwonDo originates in Korea (of whihc there are now two).

The founder, General Hi Hong Chi, was sentenced to death in absentia by President Park of the Southern Bit.
After alleged assassination attempts at his Canadian home he sought refuge in North Korea.

His original version is a martial art not unlike Karate, more emphasis on jumping and kicking, but plenty of use of the arms.
It's taught (to Black Belt level) by all NK Army recruits during their national service.
Its organisatio is called the ITF.

The Southern Korea decided they required some local sports to showcase at the Seoul Olympics and stuck in their own version of TKD
Which had been evolving into a points sparring sport under the WTF for some time.
It was the most popular form in the USA and South Korea.
(It's all a bit "popular front" with hard stares across the 38th parallel).

My own opinion is that the ITF sparring is a lot more exciting, (none of this one kick and hug crap), but is very dangerous at the adult level.

Anyhow WTF Taekwondo is now the official Olympic version so several martial artists have switched codes so they can go for medals.
Jade Jones is one of them.
By SoulBoy
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KevS wrote:Pretty good chance that a gold will be won in the early hours in the taekwondo by a British chap with surname Muhammad.

That'll mess with their heads nicely. Especially as he was born in Walthamstow.
Oh my, that post fight interview. That was as raw as it gets, I'm guessing the Mail don't have the bottle to give this particular brick shit house the "steady on chaps" treatment.
 
By Zuriblue
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By Safe_Timber_Man
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Even now there has to be some sort of negative, snide spin. And 'quaffing champagne'? Can they not simply congratulate them and leave it at that? There's something seriously wrong with them over at the Daily Mail.


Arriving home in glory! Team GB's victorious athletes land at Heathrow after quaffing champagne and even doing gymnastics on golden-nose plane… but who was forced to sit in the cheap seats?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... Games.html

And after winning the hearts of the country with their sporting heroics, Team GB’s gold medal-winning athletes were treated to a first-class ticket home.

Yet as the elite group crosses the skies – presumably sipping from a glass of complimentary champagne - you may have spared a thought for their teammates not carrying a medal.

For despite their best efforts, Team GB athletes who failed to finish in a podium position had to watch their teammates sit down to a business class seat as they languished in economy.
Among many Mailites using it as an excuse to rant about footballers, somehow Our Boys have been shoehorned into it, too:
John Harrow, London, 37 minutes ago
Better treatment and welcoming reception than our hero troops who fought and died for this country, lets not forget.
+42 -8
YorkshireLass, York _ England, 33 minutes ago
To make it worse the captain says this is the most privileged flight he's ever made. What about all the other millions of hard working tax payers that fly with BA every year, are we not important enough???



Garland Green says it best...
Now he's so angry moments of levity actually cause him pain; gives him headaches. Happiness, for that gentleman, hurts.
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By SoulBoy
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Quentin Letts doing his master's bidding...

QUENTIN LETTS: Why would any of our glorious gold medalists want a tarnished political gong?

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We can debate the merits of the honours system but this seems more like "Sir Mo??? Where's my treble ****ing K?"
By Andy McDandy
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Someone's having fun:
Toby or not Toby, Dystopia, United Kingdom, 3 minutes ago
Knighthoods should be reserved for those who have contributed the most to society like the editor of this publication. For too long he has been denied what he most wants.
Utterly muddled. Apparently Sadiq Khan is a bad man for being slow off the mark to announce a parade. But other politicians are bad for wanting to award sports types and bask in reflected glory. Meanwhile the padding shows. For every salient point, there's just as much listing of names and events.

And as for
YorkshireLass, York _ England, 33 minutes ago
To make it worse the captain says this is the most privileged flight he's ever made. What about all the other millions of hard working tax payers that fly with BA every year, are we not important enough???
I think she's had enough of so-called 'athletes'.

BTW there's no correlation between flying BA and paying UK tax. Get this - quite a few foreign types fly with them as well, lass.
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By Bones McCoy
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John Harrow, London, 37 minutes ago
Better treatment and welcoming reception than our hero troops who fought and died for this country, lets not forget.
+42 -8
Shall we think about this for 5 or more seconds.

Wouldn't we all wish to be treated better than a wartime fatality?
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