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Danny Baker fired by the BBC......
« on: 09 May 2019, 11:12:25 »

......for tweeting a picture of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex leaving hospital with a chimp. He still can't see what all the fuss is about, it's all in other people's minds.  ::)
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Re: Danny Baker fired by the BBC......
« Reply #1 on: 09 May 2019, 11:32:35 »

Yup.  The guy's a prat.  That he had no idea of how it would have caused offense is, quite frankly, absurd.
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Re: Danny Baker fired by the BBC......
« Reply #2 on: 09 May 2019, 11:38:17 »

Is this the Daz challenge chappie?...... ::) ::)
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Re: Danny Baker fired by the BBC......
« Reply #3 on: 09 May 2019, 11:38:52 »

There was a time when people showed respect. Now anything goes .

Of course, i blame it on the parents.
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Re: Danny Baker fired by the BBC......
« Reply #4 on: 09 May 2019, 12:36:49 »

He must be totally stupid & mad , didn't realise it would cause offence man's an arse**le.
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Re: Danny Baker fired by the BBC......
« Reply #5 on: 09 May 2019, 12:43:30 »

He must be totally stupid & mad , didn't realise it would cause offence man's an arse**le.

If you have any doubt over his level of stupidity watch the doorstep interview he gave on his account of the meeting with the BBC.
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Re: Danny Baker fired by the BBC......
« Reply #6 on: 09 May 2019, 12:53:21 »

He has always been a class 1 idiot, but in this country, which supposedly has freedom of speech, he should not be pilloried for saying stupid/controversial things; others equally have the right to respond in their own way - and they did.
As Voltaire was (wrongly) said to proclaim, "I may not agree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it".

Ron.
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Re: Danny Baker fired by the BBC......
« Reply #7 on: 09 May 2019, 13:02:20 »

He has always been a class 1 idiot, but in this country, which supposedly has freedom of speech, he should not be pilloried for saying stupid/controversial things; others equally have the right to respond in their own way - and they did.
As Voltaire was (wrongly) said to proclaim, "I may not agree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it".

Ron.
I agree, Ron, to a point. But you could also say that the people criticising him have their right to do that, and the BBC have the right to sack someone for what they consider to be gross misconduct. Like most things, it works both ways.

'Rights' are subjective and, often, one persons rights can be trumped by another person's rights. i.e. The Sussex's rights to leave hospital with their newborn without people posting offensive tweets.
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Re: Danny Baker fired by the BBC......
« Reply #8 on: 09 May 2019, 13:07:43 »

He has always been a class 1 idiot, but in this country, which supposedly has freedom of speech, he should not be pilloried for saying stupid/controversial things; others equally have the right to respond in their own way - and they did.
As Voltaire was (wrongly) said to proclaim, "I may not agree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it".

Ron.
I agree, Ron, to a point. But you could also say that the people criticising him have their right to do that, and the BBC have the right to sack someone for what they consider to be gross misconduct. Like most things, it works both ways.

'Rights' are subjective and, often, one persons rights can be trumped by another person's rights. i.e. The Sussex's rights to leave hospital with their newborn without people posting offensive tweets.

I have very little interest in royal sprogs.

My late grandmother was a staunch socialist and each time a royal sprog was dropped would say....." Well, that's another one the people will have to pay for"

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Re: Danny Baker fired by the BBC......
« Reply #9 on: 09 May 2019, 13:08:17 »

I was incorrect in my first post, it wasn't an image of the Duke and Duchess, it was a stock photo with, possibly, racist text.
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Re: Danny Baker fired by the BBC......
« Reply #10 on: 09 May 2019, 13:09:05 »

He has always been a class 1 idiot, but in this country, which supposedly has freedom of speech, he should not be pilloried for saying stupid/controversial things; others equally have the right to respond in their own way - and they did.
As Voltaire was (wrongly) said to proclaim, "I may not agree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it".

Ron.
I agree, Ron, to a point. But you could also say that the people criticising him have their right to do that, and the BBC have the right to sack someone for what they consider to be gross misconduct. Like most things, it works both ways.

'Rights' are subjective and, often, one persons rights can be trumped by another person's rights. i.e. The Sussex's rights to leave hospital with their newborn without people posting offensive tweets.

I have very little interest in royal sprogs.

My late grandmother was a staunch socialist and each time a royal sprog was dropped would say....." Well, that's another one the people will have to pay for"
I agree with your late grandmother.
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Re: Danny Baker fired by the BBC......
« Reply #11 on: 09 May 2019, 13:29:14 »

He has always been a class 1 idiot, but in this country, which supposedly has freedom of speech, he should not be pilloried for saying stupid/controversial things; others equally have the right to respond in their own way - and they did.
As Voltaire was (wrongly) said to proclaim, "I may not agree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it".

Ron.
I agree, Ron, to a point. But you could also say that the people criticising him have their right to do that, and the BBC have the right to sack someone for what they consider to be gross misconduct. Like most things, it works both ways.

'Rights' are subjective and, often, one persons rights can be trumped by another person's rights. i.e. The Sussex's rights to leave hospital with their newborn without people posting offensive tweets.

They are strongly in the public eye/domain and in a highly privileged position, so hardly a level playing field. Not to defend Baker, but there were bigger guns aimed at him; did he really have to lose his job?

Ron.
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Re: Danny Baker fired by the BBC......
« Reply #12 on: 09 May 2019, 13:36:41 »

He has always been a class 1 idiot, but in this country, which supposedly has freedom of speech, he should not be pilloried for saying stupid/controversial things; others equally have the right to respond in their own way - and they did.
As Voltaire was (wrongly) said to proclaim, "I may not agree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it".

Ron.
I agree, Ron, to a point. But you could also say that the people criticising him have their right to do that, and the BBC have the right to sack someone for what they consider to be gross misconduct. Like most things, it works both ways.

'Rights' are subjective and, often, one persons rights can be trumped by another person's rights. i.e. The Sussex's rights to leave hospital with their newborn without people posting offensive tweets.

They are strongly in the public eye/domain and in a highly privileged position, so hardly a level playing field. Not to defend Baker, but there were bigger guns aimed at him; did he really have to lose his job?

Ron.
I am not defending or chastising anyone, Ron. Nowadays, the world works in a way which is alien to me, so I just get on with my life and let others get on with theirs. Some of the things my PC headteacher wife comes out with make me either want to laugh out loud or cry. The other day I used the term 'Deaf and dumb'. I was told that is a very offensive term and the correct one is 'Deaf and mute'.
Yeah.........I'd show you offensive if I didn't just want a quiet life.
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Re: Danny Baker fired by the BBC......
« Reply #13 on: 09 May 2019, 13:37:02 »

No more than Clarkson, Brand, Ross et al...
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Re: Danny Baker fired by the BBC......
« Reply #14 on: 09 May 2019, 13:45:02 »

He has always been a class 1 idiot, but in this country, which supposedly has freedom of speech, he should not be pilloried for saying stupid/controversial things; others equally have the right to respond in their own way - and they did.
As Voltaire was (wrongly) said to proclaim, "I may not agree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it".

Ron.
I agree, Ron, to a point. But you could also say that the people criticising him have their right to do that, and the BBC have the right to sack someone for what they consider to be gross misconduct. Like most things, it works both ways.

'Rights' are subjective and, often, one persons rights can be trumped by another person's rights. i.e. The Sussex's rights to leave hospital with their newborn without people posting offensive tweets.

They are strongly in the public eye/domain and in a highly privileged position, so hardly a level playing field. Not to defend Baker, but there were bigger guns aimed at him; did he really have to lose his job?

Ron.
I am not defending or chastising anyone, Ron. Nowadays, the world works in a way which is alien to me, so I just get on with my life and let others get on with theirs. Some of the things my PC headteacher wife comes out with make me either want to laugh out loud or cry. The other day I used the term 'Deaf and dumb'. I was told that is a very offensive term and the correct one is 'Deaf and mute'.
Yeah.........I'd show you offensive if I didn't just want a quiet life.
Mutestruck just doesn't have the same ring to it :-\
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