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April 4, 2017

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April 4, 2017

Sometimes I wonder why I watch / listen / read the news ! I'm finding it more biased, more twisted & hell bent on sensationalising comments made either in jest, or tongue in cheek. Take Howard's comments re the PM's resolve to ensure Gibraltar remains British -- the next day some of the media had us almost at war with Spain, the task force being readied ! Then footy manager David Moyes basically saying, during an interview to a female reporter, that her line of questioning "deserved a slap". They both laughed, she never complained, but the "Women Against Abuse" brigade jumped on their high horse and slammed Moyes publicly. He apologised profusely, but still the hand wringers won't let it go, that plonker Gary Lineker adding his tuppenyworth on his Twitter account - what a 2 faced git he is. Sky of course, are milking it to the hilt - I just might not watch any more news ever again !

John (JKW)

April 5, 2017

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April 5, 2017

Moyes actually said 'don't think being a woman will stop you getting a slap' that isn't sexist. Its equality. It was pure banter, ridiculous to suggest otherwise, puerile to even class it as being meant seriously or in an abusive way. Lineker has lost the plot in my view, he seems to be treading the same path as that other loon David Icke or whatever he is called. The Gibraltar issue will now run and run. Spain has been antagonising Gibraltar for a good few years now and we have simply not responded robustly enough. Interestingly enough a poll in a Spanish newspaper showed 74% of Spaniards would refuse to fight against the UK over Gibraltar. I think a UK wide poll would show the opposite of that!! I seldom watch Sky news but I am beginning to echo your sentiments apropos the BBC and Brexit, they only ever want to report bad news, downsides, potential pitfalls. I can't bring myself to watch Question Time anymore because it just pees me off and annoys me so much. What is really exercising my mind and anger at present is the whole freaking diesel saga!!!!!!!

April 6, 2017

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April 6, 2017

The "media " love " bad news  " as it were ,someone ,some organisation they can point a finger at and blather on for hours on end filling their schedules. Typical example is this happening in Syria,yes its terrible for the people involved,yes there families,yes there great video,but stand back and analyse what happened. Sadam gassed the Kurds killing thousands,this is very local and remembering my training from the army this gas/nerve agent just kills and leaves nobody alive once affected. ( now being devils advocate) So what "IF" it was part of the ISIS arsenal that they were holding for future events,thus being bombed by the Russians,now would that be news or would it ??????

April 10, 2017

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April 10, 2017

Typical USSR bombast and threats. He has one ally pally, whereas the rest of the modern world would be anti Putin and his little toy in Syria. He and the toy boy are surrounded by so many ballistic missiles all targeting Russia and Syria that even Putin is not so brain dead as his Syrian toy boy must think. And with Trump on a roll of sorts, poor old Putin and toyboy are crazy to threaten hurling missiles everywhere. Even Putin is not so stupid as to threaten about 99 % of this world of ours. He is not THAT stoopidd surely?????  OOH YES HE ISSSS.... "goodbye cruel world" comes to mind......

April 10, 2017

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April 10, 2017

Having unsuccessfully today tried to drill holes in the back of my garage wall ( new masonry drill bits, using a hammer drill, all to no avail), I know where I'll be hiding if Putin presses the button  - my garage walls  will withstand anything he can drop on us !! PS - Not sure about the roof though ! John (JKW)

April 11, 2017

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April 11, 2017

John did you have the drill plugged "in" ????????

April 11, 2017

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April 11, 2017

Jeez, never thought of that !! John (JKW)

April 12, 2017

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April 12, 2017

Back to the media ,how is it that the media company owned by the state is the most miserable pessimistic reporting on the country. Yes the bbc ( small letters as they don't deserve capitals) ,since June 23rd 2016 have been so so pessimistic on the future of the United Kingdom. They drag out their mamby pamby reporters to denigrate whatever is happening,like unemployment,banks oh and the negotiations that are about to take place with Brussels. I'm just glad that they ( the beeb " had a different crew/ directors) when the Blitz and the fall of France happened. Living as I do in Ireland here they what I'd call " small man/ country syndrome " they are always making their county the best place on the planet ,which is a load of bollocks being that they  still are blaming the English for all their woes ,nuff said

April 13, 2017

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April 13, 2017

BBC stands for "British BIASED Corporation" Bob, and you're right, purveyors of doom & gloom, loving it when there's a story to run down the Government / country / prominent person. Mind you, Sky are as bad, if they can slag off the NHS they'll do so with relish, and do so almost daily. It would be so refreshing if the News progs told ONLY of good things happening ! John (JKW)

April 18, 2017

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April 18, 2017

I knew it would never last....... TM (aka the PM) has called for a june general election, so she must know something the rest of us are ignorant of, so what can it be???? (apart from missiles, Man U, the N Korean lot of atomic eejits, or maybe even our Donald T not speaking for at least a millisecond)....... Has she booked a seat on the next rocket to the outer reaches of our Galaxy?? (no, not the chocolate one) Goodbye cruel world, as the old song goes......

April 20, 2017

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April 20, 2017

The Beeb are at it again ,their current "political editor " is so pessimistic with her reporting of the a) government b) parliament in general. Then I relized that she's a jock ,say no more . Now I've got a question,if all the Celtic nations within the U.K. get either independence or join the Irish Republic," who will pay their old age pension etc ????" . Not the SNP or Sinn Fein.


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