Lib Dem MP on News 24

#1
A female LibDem MP (can't remember the name but I'm sure she was one who defected from the Tories) just described servicemen thus

'anyone whose job it is to go and fight is going to be pretty naive about the media'

Is it just me, or is she calling soldiers, or in this case sailors, thick?
 
#2
It's just You.

I think that what She was trying to get over is that Your average serviceman is not wise to the myriad of manipulating ways the media has. Politicians have to put up with their vagaries all the time
 
#3
Could be seen that way.

Stupid if that is what she saying though, as I'm pretty sure that people joining newly now will be pretty aware of the damage bad press can do. They'll have seen so much of it.
 
#6
What she should have said is "Anyone who votes Lib dem has got to be very naive about reality"
 
#7
My My Sven, we are awfully defensive about the Lib Dems aren't you?

Come on be honest. The closest the Lib Dems have ever got to government was the coalition of 1940 - 1945. And even then it was mostly Liberal Nationalists. Before 1915 people actually cared about the Liberals, but since then they've never managed to attract any real attention.

Guess thats good with this prattish comment from an MP.
 
#8
Sven said:
It's just You.

I think that what She was trying to get over is that Your average serviceman is not wise to the myriad of manipulating ways the media has. Politicians have to put up with their vagaries all the time
Link ?
 
#10
Sven said:
It's just You.

I think that what She was trying to get over is that Your average serviceman is not wise to the myriad of manipulating ways the media has. Politicians have to put up with their vagaries all the time
Now there's a surprise Sven, you jumping in to defend the political tripe that is spouted by the Lib Dems/Labour/Tree Huggers.......

How on Earth can she call Servicemen naive when she's just come out with that coment. Does she not expect that it will be manipulated?
 
#11
Bravo2nothing said:
Sven said:
How on Earth can she call Servicemen naive when she's just come out with that coment. Does she not expect that it will be manipulated?
And she is somebody that is supposed to be part of the ruling caste? She is supposed to be smarter and more skilled than all of us.

God help us all.
 
#13
Bravo2nothing said:
Sven said:
It's just You.

I think that what She was trying to get over is that Your average serviceman is not wise to the myriad of manipulating ways the media has. Politicians have to put up with their vagaries all the time
Now there's a surprise Sven, you jumping in to defend the political tripe that is spouted by the Lib Dems/Labour/Tree Huggers.......

How on Earth can she call Servicemen naive when she's just come out with that coment. Does she not expect that it will be manipulated?
You are a naughty little bravo - You left out half a sentence. she called servicemen "naive about the media".

Do You think she didn't know that obfuscating toerags were going to twist her words
 
#14
I have never trusted the media, and as for the daily shi'ite papers the red tops, well they are so good at making things up to suit their thicko readers.
 
#16
elovabloke said:
oldbaldy said:
Here she is:
http://www.libdems.org.uk/party/people/ms-sarah-teather.html

Front of the queue when the pies were being handed out.

Edit to add, she doesn't want us to attack Iran:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr9uub6myGc
There ia a height limit on the little doeball. Been an MP all of 5 min and is an expert.
Are You honestly saying that the average Tom, given a free rein to talk to the papers, wouldn't drop Himself, His unit and the forces right in it? Why do You think they aren't allowed in general to speak to the fncking press - because they're not that good looking or because they don't know what's what
 
#17
Sven said:
Are You honestly saying that the average Tom, given a free rein to talk to the papers, wouldn't drop Himself, His unit and the forces right in it? Why do You think they aren't allowed in general to speak to the fncking press - because they're not that good looking or because they don't know what's what
The average Tom should not talk to the press due to the information he/she/it may have.

This poison dwarf shouldn't talk to the press as she has little of consequence to offer the nation in either knowledge or experience.
 
#18
Sven said:
Bravo2nothing said:
Sven said:
It's just You.

I think that what She was trying to get over is that Your average serviceman is not wise to the myriad of manipulating ways the media has. Politicians have to put up with their vagaries all the time
Now there's a surprise Sven, you jumping in to defend the political tripe that is spouted by the Lib Dems/Labour/Tree Huggers.......

How on Earth can she call Servicemen naive when she's just come out with that coment. Does she not expect that it will be manipulated?
You are a naughty little bravo - You left out half a sentence. she called servicemen "naive about the media".

Do You think she didn't know that obfuscating toerags were going to twist her words
Of she knew what she was saying. Just as she knew that people like me would edit her words to insult the people she was 'trying' to protect. Let's be honest though Sven, what makes her more qualified to speak about her party and the world in general the the average Tom about the Army.

Just because she got more votes then the other person doesn't make her more experienced in life. In my book it was more luck.
 
#19
You read so much into a phrase.

Who is she trying to protect, the squaddies (most likely), the press (hmmm), the government (hmmmmmmmmm).

You left out my question about soldiers being astute enough to see the slimy ways of the press
 
#20
Sven said:
You read so much into a phrase.

Who is she trying to protect, the squaddies (most likely), the press (hmmm), the government (hmmmmmmmmm).

You left out my question about soldiers being astute enough to see the slimy ways of the press
I do believe it was a veiled attempt, whilst completely ambiguous, to protect the squaddies yes.

You spotted that eh? Of course not all squaddies are sharp enough to do battle with the press but the same could be asked of politicians? Especially this silly bitch.
 

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