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By Abernathy
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If you're an occasional listener to LBC like me - I'm listening increasingly to James O'Brien and Eddie Mair in particular - and if you occasionally experience bouts of insomnia or restless sleep that find you listening to the radio in the far reaches of the night, you might have come across this guy :

As you see, he is on when sane humans are properly unconscious, and I'd recommend giving him a listen. Apparently, he has been at LBC for forty years.

His show is quite surreal. It's mostly just him, rambling on in a slightly camp manner about whatever takes his fancy. The occasional insomniac rings in every now and then to chat about something or other - not usually politics, but literally anything. But these are few - for the most part, he keeps up a solo monologue for three solid hours, and it's a quite remarkable performance. Quite often, it's a little dead-of-night joy, and can be hilarious in a gentle way.

Do give him a listen, if you can.
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By Abernathy
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Nice little profile of Mr James O'Brien here :

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radi ... 560078711

It includes this quite uncanny take on the members of The Cult of Corbyn. James could be talking specifically about the bogus medic who represents The Cult on this 'ere very forum :
It’s pathetic. It’s astonishing; the factionalism and the infighting is so much more important to a certain kind of leftwinger than taking on the Tories or in the last few years, the government. They’re obsessed with centrists, they’re obsessed with Blairites, they’re obsessed with denying antisemitism when it’s right there in front of them, so all that has incubated the problem.
 
By oboogie
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It’s pathetic. It’s astonishing; the factionalism and the infighting is so much more important to a certain kind of leftwinger than taking on the Tories or in the last few years, the government. They’re obsessed with centrists, they’re obsessed with Blairites, they’re obsessed with denying antisemitism when it’s right there in front of them, so all that has incubated the problem.
Also describes perfectly the most vocal members of The Labour Party Forum on Facebook.
 
By Winegums
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Surprised Galaxy O'Brain doesn't have his own thread.



Would love to know why committed liberal centrist O'Brien voted for fucking Boris Johnson...


 
By youngian
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Would love to know why committed liberal centrist O'Brien voted for fucking Boris Johnson...

According to O’Brien he was naive, didn’t know much and as a consequence wasn’t committed to anything. But anyone who doesn’t change their mind when confronted with overwhelming evidence that you made a bad decision is an idiot.
 
By Winegums
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lord_kobel wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Yet again attacking someone on the left. Is there something you want to tell us?
fucking lol O'Brain isn't on the left get the fuck out. He's the perfect definition of centrist journalist.

e: maybe you can explain why you think he's left wing. Bear in mind, of course, that being remain isn't a default left-wing stance.
 
By Winegums
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lord_kobel wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:06 pm
Winegums wrote: O'Brain isn't on the left .
So do you want to explain how he's done far, far more good for the left than corbyn has over the last few years?
This isn't about Corbyn. fucking o b s e s s e d. Why is O'Brien left-wing? The one fact we have on the table right now is he voted for known racist and Conservative candidate Boris Johnson.
 
By The Weeping Angel
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youngian wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:45 pm
Would love to know why committed liberal centrist O'Brien voted for fucking Boris Johnson...

According to O’Brien he was naive, didn’t know much and as a consequence wasn’t committed to anything. But anyone who doesn’t change their mind when confronted with overwhelming evidence that you made a bad decision is an idiot.
Admitting you made a mistake is for centrists melts.
By Andy McDandy
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Other facts on the table.

He presents a daily radio show in which he skewers and eviscerates idiots, primarily of the right.

Many clips from this show are available via the tinterwebs to savour.

I mean, is it nice in your world where you've never made a mistake, doctor Shitman?
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By Winegums
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Man likes poking fun at callers who are far less capable of debate than him. Truly he is Marx reincarnate.

What makes him left wing? Five replies and no answers, guess the answer is "he isn't".
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