Paxman stomps ass

#1
Painfully good to watch:

[video=youtube;bddWaHuxTzc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bddWaHuxTzc[/video]
 
#2
I watched this from behind the sofa. Horrific. Who put her up for this? It's like watching somebody's funeral. Politically speaking, I suspect it is exactly that.
 
#3
I watched this from behind the sofa. Horrific. Who put her up for this? It's like watching somebody's funeral. Politically speaking, I suspect it is exactly that.
It was the televisual equivalent of slowing down when you drive past a car crash.
 
#4
It was the televisual equivalent of slowing down when you drive past a car crash.
It was the "are you incompetent" comment at the end that made it. It was a bit like watching Downfall. Instead of taking off her glasses with a shaking hand, she kept reaching for the water butt.

Laurie Price will be along in a minute to tell us in a non-partisan way about bullying - once she's finished writing another piece of magnificent bollocks for the Independent, the Staggers or wherever.
 
#5
It was the "are you incompetent" comment at the end that made it. It was a bit like watching Downfall. Instead of taking off her glasses with a shaking hand, she kept reaching for the water butt.

Laurie Price will be along in a minute to tell us in a non-partisan way about bullying - once she's finished writing another piece of magnificent bollocks for the Independent, the Staggers or wherever.
You can see the veins in her neck pulsating with fear as her bullshit-synthesising brain goes into rapid overdrive.

I hear Laurie Price is set for a bad press. Fingers crossed. Or I suppose legs crossed in her case.

Did you see they've put a longer video up on YouTube? She really is dead above the neck.
 
#6
#7
Inshallah.

You should read her blog. Has somebody Hackwatched her yet?
I tried reading it, it was too bad, so instead I sent her messages telling her she's a money-grabbing faux-socialist idiot.

Not sure what the bad press might be. Keeping an ear to the ground. Hopefully something involving a camera and too much champagne.
 
#8
Not sure what the bad press might be. Keeping an ear to the ground. Hopefully something involving a camera and too much champagne.
That wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. She's still in New York, n'est pas? Surrounded by sycophants and moaning about all the thicko blerks who can't grasp her fabulously clever apercus.

She's been hired by the two biggest loss making publications in Fleet Street (Indy/Staggers) and still nobody has noticed the irony.

She'll not appear before Paxo, even if they offer her a magnificent fee, that's for sure.

She reminds me of Johann Hari, another talentless egoist, who I also think 'wrote' for the Independent.

When Francis Wheen monstered him in Private Eye, he read it and burst into tears, which was quite gratifying in itself.
 
#9
That wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. She's still in New York, n'est pas? Surrounded by sycophants and moaning about all the thicko blerks who can't grasp her fabulously clever apercus.

She's been hired by the two biggest loss making publications in Fleet Street (Indy/Staggers) and still nobody has noticed the irony.

She'll not appear before Paxo, even if they offer her a magnificent fee, that's for sure.

She reminds me of Johann Hari, another talentless egoist, who I also think 'wrote' for the Independent.

When Francis Wheen monstered him in Private Eye, he read it and burst into tears, which was quite gratifying in itself.
In the longer video on youtube, after challenged by Starkey about her demanding exorbitant fees, she defends herself thus: "I don't have that much money".

Oh how I laughed!

Hari bullshitted his way to several orwell prizes didn't he? Speaks volumes about the judges.
 

Grumblegrunt

LE
Book Reviewer
#10
fcuk me its tony blair with tits
 
#11
Hari bullshitted his way to several orwell prizes didn't he? Speaks volumes about the judges.
The monstering in the Eye came before the Orwell humiliation and he got quite stroppy about it before he shut himself in his room with his Joy Division records.

Why do failing newspapers hire these throbbers only to wonder why they're still failing? They're too young and too thick to offer a commentary on life. Perhaps it is a youth thing; a desperate editor trying to hire youngsters with a high tweet average, bunging them in the comment section as a pimp does to attract trade. They're lured by the bauble of youth but they should know better.

They have no weight. Who cares what they think about anything?
 

ehwhat

Old-Salt
Book Reviewer
#12
I think that rubbing salt into a leg freshly grated by a motorway mishap would have been less painful than watching/listening to her response.
 
C

count_duckula

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#13
The monstering in the Eye came before the Orwell humiliation and he got quite stroppy about it before he shut himself in his room with his Joy Division records.

Why do failing newspapers hire these throbbers only to wonder why they're still failing? They're too young and too thick to offer a commentary on life. Perhaps it is a youth thing; a desperate editor trying to hire youngsters with a high tweet average, bunging them in the comment section as a pimp does to attract trade. They're lured by the bauble of youth but they should know better.

They have no weight. Who cares what they think about anything?

Too true. I very much dislike Laurie Penny but humiliating her as a slut would be vicious, if i comes down to that. Arousing, but vicious. She needs a firm slap, then to go away and do/learn some proper writing and maybe come back but then again the modern media and politics are vicious, amoral and animal.

The Orwell awards are pretty good though, they gave one to this social worker chappie, I've forgotten his name but I read the whole of his blog and it was fantastic. Winston Smith! That's it.
 
#14
They have no weight. Who cares what they think about anything?
Private school, Oxford, then the New Statesman. I am not sure where within that trajectory Hari derives his authority to speak on matters moral or political. Nor Penny, who has a near identical background.

Some prick of a columnist was tweeting the other day, "Here are my thoughts on [insert random subject]". Plus a link to the Guardian.

So I found his personal email address and asked him straight out: "Who are you? Why should anybody care what you think?"

Alas no response was forthcoming.
 
#15
Too true. I very much dislike Laurie Penny but humiliating her as a slut would be vicious, if i comes down to that. Arousing, but vicious.
Oh well, one can always hope.
 
#16
She needs a firm slap
No. She needs to be sacked. And so do the editors who hired her. How much do you imagine they pay these people? 1000 words = £2000 should just about dot the 'i's and cross the 't's.

It's a torrent of drivel.

If you want to give her a slap in your own time, then go for it. She'll write you up as - hang on, she's already written about powerful men enjoying the humiliation of wimmin by spanking them - she'll write you up as a nasty fellow who reminded her of the rape of Nanking, or whatever she's most recently Googled.

It's a dangerous road to go down, no matter how much your palm yearns for a flabby bottom to tap out a rhythm on.
 
#17
Alas no response was forthcoming.
There won't be.

I wish I could explain how it works.

You get the young ones who blat on about bollocks because they have a big 'social media' score and the old gits who run the newspapers cream themselves at the thought of attracting young readers to their dying organs.

Then you have the Glendas who have either married or shagged someone who owns or controls the paper to get their slot.

Oh and you have a vaaaaast band of 'stand up comedians' who can get a column to write about anything from pubes to Syria because they're on QI.

Then you have a few'voices of reason' left who haven't yet succumbed to terminal liver disease.

Average pay? Anything from £50,000 to £1m at the Daily Mail. All for vomiting up something they heard in a pub, or at a think tank do.
 
#18
Average pay? Anything from £50,000 to £1m at the Daily Mail. All for vomiting up something they heard in a pub, or at a think tank do.
At least the Daily Mail is profitable. How much is the Guardian losing? £100k a week?

Question Time is another good example. Now if that program was interested in truth, they wouldn't stuff it with columnists like Toynbee, they'd get good quality lawyers, academics, business leaders on.

Instead they seem just to want to fill air time, with almost anything. It doesn't matter what the panelists say, so long as they speak for long enough to fill an hour.

That said I've not seen Penny on it before. Maybe they've got more sense than to listen to her bleat on about "violence, racism, rape" and how little money she has to scratch a living from.

Journalism really is a dying art. You'd think newspaper editors would realise their dire position and start taking some risks. Instead they try and play it safe - recruit only people who wrote for the student paper at Oxford.

Or they go the Dacre/Murdoch/Desmond route, and just invade privacy to titillate the scum and riff raff who think quality comes at 20p a pop.
 
#19
It wasnt so bad - Ive just wasted 15 minutes of my lunch time watching that crap, Paxman has done much better.

Although the off camera comment, "do you ever think you are incompetent" is priceless, 14:14 for anyone interested, save you time with the rest of it.

Watching that makes me think its time to bring back Alan Partridge.
 

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