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Re: The Sun

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:46 am
by Andy McDandy
As a LARPing organisation puts it:

Rule 7. Don't take the piss.
Rule 8. Unless it's funny.

Re: The Sun

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:06 pm
by Bones McCoy
mr angry manchester wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:44 am
Foot in both camps here. Don't like Extinction Rebellion, think they're a Trojan horse for hard left extremists, but, on the other hand, disrupting supplies of the Scum/Express/Heil....got to congratulate them.

Your enemies enemy and all that
Not much of a fan either.
I consider them the sort of twats who make big gestures that inconvenience and alienate normal folk.
This time I think they've selected their target more wisely.

Re: The Sun

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:07 pm
by Watchman
Surely, in the Scum's case it's not free speech, but The Truth

Re: The Sun

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:27 pm
by The Red Arrow
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Re: The Sun

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:59 pm
by Samanfur
One of David Graeber's last Tweets was a broadside at them for saying that they had no political ideology. I'm wondering if this is a response.

Re: The Sun

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:23 pm
by The Weeping Angel
It's a complicated issue on the one had I have a low opinion of XR viewing them as middle class wankers at best utter twats at wrost. I have no love for any of these papers either and they have all done a piss poor job of covering climate change.



Timing is everything XR.

Re: The Sun

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:57 pm
by Cyclist
Extrapolating from the S*n 'readers' I know, I'd say the average 'reader' couldn't give two hoots about articles on climate change, no matter who they're written by. The damege done by denying them the opportunity to ignore an article on climate change is more than compensated by denying them the opportunity to read the vile, putrid, hate-filled shite that makes up the "news* in that disgusting rag.

I'd say, on balance, it's a win for Extinction Rebellion.

Re: The Sun

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:12 pm
by The Weeping Angel
Cyclist wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:57 pm
Extrapolating from the S*n 'readers' I know, I'd say the average 'reader' couldn't give two hoots about articles on climate change, no matter who they're written by. The damege done by denying them the opportunity to ignore an article on climate change is more than compensated by denying them the opportunity to read the vile, putrid, hate-filled shite that makes up the "news* in that disgusting rag.

I'd say, on balance, it's a win for Extinction Rebellion.
Yeah a day without the s*n isn't going to cause it's readers to suddenly became born again left-wingers.

Re: The Sun

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:47 am
by Cyclist
Aaand...

A passive-agressive (failed) attempt at a put-down from someone who doesn't have the comprehension skills required to understand my perfectly clear and straightforward post :lol:

Re: The Sun

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:57 am
by Bones McCoy
Cyclist wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:57 pm
Extrapolating from the S*n 'readers' I know, I'd say the average 'reader' couldn't give two hoots about articles on climate change, no matter who they're written by. The damege done by denying them the opportunity to ignore an article on climate change is more than compensated by denying them the opportunity to read the vile, putrid, hate-filled shite that makes up the "news* in that disgusting rag.

I'd say, on balance, it's a win for Extinction Rebellion.
I certainly don't detect an upswell of popular sympathy for the Sun and co.

Sure some crocodile tears from the usual tame politicos and activist journos.
Not much backlash from white van heroes and the like.

Re: The Sun

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:19 am
by KevS
Mainly because they know they can look online instead I suspect. Print newspaper is dead.

Re: The Sun

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:17 am
by Andy McDandy
Their reaction to a column by Attenborough would be to bask in a moment of righteousness and promptly forget it. "I've done my bit", then throw another mattress in the lay-by.

Re: The Sun

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:25 am
by The Red Arrow

Re: The Sun

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:21 am
by The Red Arrow