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I complained to the officials aswell. Get in!
because he mandated it
i can understand members of the gay community complaining, boyzone fans complaining, and family members complaing, but if people complained simply because brooker encouraged them to it's really quite silly. i don't like that attitude "oh well the daily mail like complaining about things so WE CAN TOO!!".
i mean, there was a complaint in the last issue of the wire about some grime dj saying in an interview that he could produce a better radio show than one on 1xtra if he had the funds to do so, and some chap emailed in with some elaborate theory that the guy was ranting about the bbc and wasting money, apparently it was the journalists duty to challenge him - despite the guy not saying anything even slightly questionable.
and i don't have a problem with anybody complaining about it if it has caused them offence (and i should imagine a great deal of complaints /are/ genuine).
my point wasn't very well put across, really. the guy who made the complaint against the grime dj was being painfully petty, but the suggestion of the complaint seemed to be that the dj was making an anti-bbc statement informed by the daily mail/the sun/etc. it was obviously written by somebody annoyed by the hype surrounding the whole 'sachsgate' thing this time last year. i'm sure this guy was annoyed about how all the complaints brought the bbc some negative attention (as was i), but he was acting in a very similar manner by complaining to a magazine about something somebody said in an interview.
i wasn't making a comment on people complaining about the gately article.
and the complaint wasn't totally redundant like you're making it out to be and didn't really resemble what you said at all.
and it was pretty much exactly like i made out.
but geeneus was definitely slagging of the bbc, not because of some sun inspired reason but because he didn't believe that they represented real interest in alternative or underground music.
The complaint was that it was unfounded and that 1extra definitely does have some good shows (cited benji b I think) and that geeneus doesn't actually know how much 1extra produces shows for. He WAS just being allowed to run his mouth off without offering any real insight. Maybe he said something about it being easy to slag off the BBC or something? It wasn't the crux of his argument.
This might not be totally accurate but I certainly don't remember any implication in the complaint that geeneus was some kind of Daily Mail reader.
would be jaded into inactivity again.
specially for 'The Jan Moir Piece in The Daily Mail'
i toyed with doing so. i think the article is certainly offensive, and i can see why people would be offended by it, but i don't think i could personally justify complaining. hmmmm.
didn't see the point really. i didn't read the article and therefore don't really care. all i'm really offended by is the fact that jan moir still manages to find a newspaper to publish the shit she spews out on a daily basis, even if it is the mail. I guess i could complain about that!
I went to the site (having read Brooker's and the original article), laughed at the separate link to complain, but then couldn't really muster up the righteous indignation to go through with it. The piece was horrible and offensive (as was the 'apology' that came after), but I sought out the piece in order to read it so it's not as if I didn't know what was coming. Anyway, there's always a sickening bunch of sycophants fawning all over every one of Brooker's articles - to clarify, I'm a big fan of his, but there's only so many "Hey Charlie, wow you took the words right out of my mouth! You should be prime minister!" etc comments I can take - and I'm sure that they will all have gone ahead and complained about the Moir piece (probably without having read it).
Pretty much summed up my feelings. And yes I did read the other article first.
Took the opportunity to complain to the PCC. Mostly because I fucking hate The Daily Mail and would love to see an end to it.
I think one of the principal reasons he's still going strong at 87 is that every time he refers to something in it we end up having a full on row.
He tells me that he only buys it because of the large print (he is partially sighted).
Brooker did a good job here.
were saying those exact things.