TCRT 5 - A Good Day For The Midnight Thread To Strike Back

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by Rocksleddy » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:48 pm

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KK wrote:I really think it's disgusting how few media outlets properly reported on this whole Dove "controversy", cynically fueling the outrage further. The Guardian, just one example of many, ran the original story on the 8th October, but only corrected it on the 10th, admitting at the base of the rejigged article "This article was amended on 10 October 2017 to include more information about the advert’s sequence.", the model in question writing yesterday and then this morning talking on BBC Breakfast (8:20am-ish if you want to watch it on iPlayer) to set the record straight on a few things, and how proud and excited they all were for the campaign.

I bet many of the journalists themselves didn't even watch the full commercial, investigated its context, or maybe they even intentionally hacked the advert up for screen grab purposes.

The Guardian loves misrepresenting things (usually statistics, but not always) to fit their narrative and so this is no surprise. There are/were so many morons on twitter working themselves up about it as well without bothering to look at the full picture (and of course shitty news websites just embed these tweets and call it an article, which only spreads the 'outrage'). It's what happens when everyone's desperate to be a victim and itching to accuse people/organisations of an '-ism'.


The Guardian had an entire article yesterday written with the words of the model explaining how she isn't a victim at the hands of Dove. Surely they should have suppressed that if they merely wanted to willfully misinterpret everything?


Shush, don’t get in the way of old men shouting at clouds.

The Guardian's still my favourite paper but they do quite often post utter shite. One that caught my eye the other day was a long read focusing on Colombian transgender prostitures being killed which, on the face of it, was a pretty interesting story. Except someone underneath the article had crunched the numbers and realised that actually, being transgender had no bearing on whether you were going to get murdered and, as such, nullified the premise of the article.

I much preferred the content when Alan Rusbridger was still editor. Thought there was much less clickbait and ludicrous gender/race articles written only to generate controversy under his reign. Although I did briefly work there when he was in charge so that has perhaps clouded my judgement.

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by Saigon Slick » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:56 am

Sleeping patterns are all out of whack. Not looking forward to tutorials and a shift at work on maximum five hours sleep, but only have myself to blame ultimately. :lol: :fp:

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by Skarjo » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:16 am

Why were runny eggs off the menu?

strawberry floatin' Brexit.

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by 20% » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:33 am

Skarjo wrote:Why were runny eggs off the menu?

strawberry floatin' Brexit.


Old people and babies innit.
Basically, they've finally declared that UK eggs are salmonella free after the scare thirty years ago.

And here's me been catching salmonella poisoning all these years....

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by Rocksleddy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:54 am

When I thought I was rocky I would drink 5 raw eggs straight after waking up. Grew to like them so much I couldn’t eat cooked eggs for a couple of years.

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by Advent7 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:02 am

Worst i go to the cinema after the gym, worked at the Guardian and drink raw eggs posts. Please finish it off by saying you fancy relaxing with a big fat dooby later.

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by Hexx » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:04 am

The Guardian's alright - but I find the begging for money every two seconds a bit funny.

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by Rocksleddy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:21 am

Ad7 wrote:Worst i go to the cinema after the gym, worked at the Guardian and drink raw eggs posts. Please finish it off by saying you fancy relaxing with a big fat dooby later.

You mad jelly?

I don’t anymore, realised they’re rank a few years back.


I do feel like I should probably donate some money to them considering I spend a solid hour per day reading their content. Still haven’t bothered though.

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by Mini E » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:12 am

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Posted 2 hours ago. Either the Plymouth Herald has gone a tiny bit click baitey or I shan’t be going to Pompey/MK Dons on Saturday...

teh bork wrote:The appointment of Moyes is me done with that club until he and the 3 idiots running it have strawberry floated off. I'd boo him, but I think I'll sell my ticket game by game and get some money back. I'm so angry about this, the final nail in the coffin of this great club.
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by Saigon Slick » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:33 am

:lol:

I was hoping to get to Ewood to see your lot but alas, it's the league cup semi final up here that day and I have a ticket to that.

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by Mini E » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:41 am

Corazon de Leon wrote::lol:

I was hoping to get to Ewood to see your lot but alas, it's the league cup semi final up here that day and I have a ticket to that.


Priorities! Away tickets came out the other day but PPM (designated driver) can't make it so having to pass. Get yourself down to Fratton later in the season :)

teh bork wrote:The appointment of Moyes is me done with that club until he and the 3 idiots running it have strawberry floated off. I'd boo him, but I think I'll sell my ticket game by game and get some money back. I'm so angry about this, the final nail in the coffin of this great club.
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by Saigon Slick » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:49 am

Mini E wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote::lol:

I was hoping to get to Ewood to see your lot but alas, it's the league cup semi final up here that day and I have a ticket to that.


Priorities! Away tickets came out the other day but PPM (designated driver) can't make it so having to pass. Get yourself down to Fratton later in the season :)


ST holders only are likely to get tickets but would quite happily sit in the home end if I can afford to get down. :slol:

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by Preezy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:58 am

Mini E wrote:
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Posted 2 hours ago. Either the Plymouth Herald has gone a tiny bit click baitey or I shan’t be going to Pompey/MK Dons on Saturday...

And nothing of value was lost.

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by Mini E » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:04 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:
Mini E wrote:
Corazon de Leon wrote::lol:

I was hoping to get to Ewood to see your lot but alas, it's the league cup semi final up here that day and I have a ticket to that.


Priorities! Away tickets came out the other day but PPM (designated driver) can't make it so having to pass. Get yourself down to Fratton later in the season :)


ST holders only are likely to get tickets but would quite happily sit in the home end if I can afford to get down. :slol:


If any of the little group of us who watch can't make it, you'll be first in line ;)

teh bork wrote:The appointment of Moyes is me done with that club until he and the 3 idiots running it have strawberry floated off. I'd boo him, but I think I'll sell my ticket game by game and get some money back. I'm so angry about this, the final nail in the coffin of this great club.
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by TV Dinner » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:18 pm

South West Trains has released the new proposed timetable from December. At present there are nine trains from my station to Waterloo between 7-8AM. From December there are going to be four.

:simper:

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by Christmas CrackErrkal » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:31 pm

Trains and traveling is overrated.

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by Rocksleddy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:39 pm

Waiting in an airport just now - flying has improved immeasurably since i realized that paying about a tenner for seats with extra legroom is pretty transformative.

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by Rightey » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:00 pm

Karl wrote:
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Karl wrote:It's just gobby thick people being gobby and thick! :x


Where do you think we are?


:lol:

At least when I come out with some hot take on here, it isn't picked up by The Guardian and used in a moralistic, condescending op-ed on what toxicity and problematic behaviour in social media really tells us about our awful society.

Nor does the BBC take it as a barometer of public opinion, or (this is the absolute worst) as a replacement for the thoughts of an actual expert.

God I hate it.


Whoa whoa whoa, we have people on here who have actual PhD's (not me yet :cry: ) which technically I think makes them experts.

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by Tell Karl his brother is dead » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:04 pm

When it comes to politics I think Rocsteady and Trelliz are possibly the only two people who would pass as experts. The rest of us are just loudmouthed shiteheads. :slol:

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by Saigon Slick » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:15 pm

Can my hopefully-almost-PhD in American Political History give me pseudo-expert status? I'll be as condescending as possible. :slol: :wub:

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