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Sir Trevors Manning joke sparks complaints

#1
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/06/26/njoke126.xml&CMP=ILC-mostviewedbox

Sir Trevor McDonald's ITV show drew more than 100 complaints from viewers after he made a joke about Bernard Manning, the comedian who died last week.

The show, News Knight, is hosted by the former ITN newsreader and takes a satirical look at the week's news.

Sir Trevor introduced an item titled: "This week's racist and dead." He said: "This week it's fat, narrow-minded comic Bernard Manning. I never thought he was a racist. I just thought he was a fat white bastard." Manning, 76, who was notorious for his politically incorrect humour, died from kidney failure.
This is a cracker:-

His remark about Manning was described by the comedian Jim Bowen as "appalling" and Lynn Moran, Manning's "companion", was said to be "very shocked".
Irony isnt lost on these barstewards is it?
 
#2
Taz_786 said:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/06/26/njoke126.xml&CMP=ILC-mostviewedbox

Sir Trevor McDonald's ITV show drew more than 100 complaints from viewers after he made a joke about Bernard Manning, the comedian who died last week.

The show, News Knight, is hosted by the former ITN newsreader and takes a satirical look at the week's news.

Sir Trevor introduced an item titled: "This week's racist and dead." He said: "This week it's fat, narrow-minded comic Bernard Manning. I never thought he was a racist. I just thought he was a fat white fatherless." Manning, 76, who was notorious for his politically incorrect humour, died from kidney failure.
This is a cracker:-

His remark about Manning was described by the comedian Jim Bowen as "appalling" and Lynn Moran, Manning's "companion", was said to be "very shocked".
Irony isnt lost on these barstewards is it?

cracking man mcdonald, always reminded me of a pint of guisness though
 
#3
Where's the "HAHAHAHA" smiley?

Sir Trevor McDonald has made a far greater contribution to British society than that fat bigoted thick git ever did.

Objection Overruled!
 
#4
Squiddly said:
Where's the "HAHAHAHA" smiley?

Sir Trevor McDonald has made a far greater contribution to British society than that fat bigoted thick git ever did.

Objection Overruled!
I am not defending Bernard Manning but in what way did McDonald make a far greater contribution to British society than Manning?

Manning was a comedian that told jokes for a living. Besides this he worked in a greengrocers, a tobacco factory, and did his National Service.

McDonald is a newsreader for a living, who also acts as Chancellor of London South Bank University, and has ties with King's College School.

So they both earned a living in the media. One did NS, the other did not, and one has some connection with education, and the other has not.

Which brings me back to the question In what way did McDonald make a far greater contribution to British society than Manning?"
 
#6
I can't understand the popularity of Sir T; if someone could enlighten me I'd be grateful. On "the Tonight program with Trevor McDonald" he appears for about a minute each episode. :? :? :?
 
#8
fishfingers said:
I can't understand the popularity of Sir T; if someone could enlighten me I'd be grateful. On "the Tonight program with Trevor McDonald" he appears for about a minute each episode. :? :? :?
An excellent journalist. On your point about The Tonight Program he is the one who writes it, and interviews people. He is the investigator if you like.


And he broke into mainstream news tv at a time when Blacks were having an even more difficult time in our society. He is emblematic of the struggle Blacks have had in this country and of the success they can achieve with hard work and determination.

A champion.
 
#9
Squiddly said:
Fine fine, he made a "much" greater contribution, not a "far" greater one.
Both became good at what they did, that is entertaining the public to make money. If this is your definition of a 'contribution to society' then it is one far removed from the accepted concept.
 
#11
pombsen-armchair-warrior said:
Squiddly said:
Fine fine, he made a "much" greater contribution, not a "far" greater one.
Both became good at what they did, that is entertaining the public to make money. If this is your definition of a 'contribution to society' then it is one far removed from the accepted concept.
Fine, since you're so clearly determined to defend this bloke, and to me it seems you are, I'm not going to get into an argument over it. They both "entertained the public to make money".
 
#12
Well I thought it was hilarious, people want to get a sense of humour I am sure Bernard Manning would find it funny too!
 
#13
Not a BM fan, but I bet he his laughing in his shroud at that one.

Manning said many times he just said what he thought was funny. Well that was funny. Not very pc, but funny.

Sadly the CRE have said nothing about this. If Manning had said something similar about Sir Trevor, those humourless racists would soon have been on the case.
 
#14
Now lets see, who would I rather go on the p*ss with, Bernard Manning an ex squaddie and all round funny guy who tells racist jokes or trevor mcdonald a civvie tw@t who isn't funny and tells racist jokes ?
 
#15
Bugly said:
Now lets see, who would I rather go on the p*ss with, Bernard Manning an ex squaddie and all round funny guy who tells racist jokes or trevor mcdonald a civvie tw@t who isn't funny and tells racist jokes ?
What is it you dont like the fact he is a civvie or the fact he isnt funny?
News readers are not meant to be funny! I personaly think he was very entertaining
And besides can you imagine waiting for your food at the end of the night whilst Bernard orders his Kebabs.
 
#16
Not sure about this one as I think he is coming down to BM's level. Should have just left it to be honest. Having said that I am sure BM told lots of jokes about TM.
 
#17
Squiddly said:
Where's the "HAHAHAHA" smiley?

Sir Trevor McDonald has made a far greater contribution to British society than that fat bigoted thick git ever did.

Objection Overruled!
Whilst I find Sir trevors joke funny, whats the difference between a racist joke told by him and Bernard Manning?
 
#18
MSI64 said:
What is it you dont like the fact he is a civvie or the fact he isnt funny?
Both.

There's a tribe called the "HM Forces" and if you ain't in it or been in it you're from a lesser tribe known as civvies and I probably won't like you.
 
#19
mark1234 said:
Squiddly said:
Where's the "HAHAHAHA" smiley?

Sir Trevor McDonald has made a far greater contribution to British society than that fat bigoted thick git ever did.

Objection Overruled!
Whilst I find Sir trevors joke funny, whats the difference between a racist joke told by him and Bernard Manning?
Easy question to answer in todays PC world only whites are racist.
 
#20
MSI64 said:
Bugly said:
Now lets see, who would I rather go on the p*ss with, Bernard Manning an ex squaddie and all round funny guy who tells racist jokes or trevor mcdonald a civvie tw@t who isn't funny and tells racist jokes ?
What is it you dont like the fact he is a civvie or the fact he isnt funny?
News readers are not meant to be funny! I personaly think he was very entertaining
And besides can you imagine waiting for your food at the end of the night whilst Bernard orders his Kebabs.
Well said that man!
 

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