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#31
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Tamas - Today at 04:32:23 PM
Fair enough although I'd propose you do your own version of "they are all the same" if you feel you must dislike a far-left provocateur because you dislike far-right ones.
#32
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Sheilbh - Today at 04:26:29 PM
Quote from: Tamas on Today at 04:17:39 PMBut what is the damage? That he rallies against participation in politics? Haven't noticed it but then again I am not a closely following fan.
I think anti-politics is bad - I think more than a side that would be my worry from Russian or anyone else's disinformation is trying to corrode people's belief in the possibility of political change or the importance of politics. The "plague on both their houses", "they're all the same" etc - a sort of level of corrosive nihilism that anything in politics could ever matter. And the reason I mention Russia is because I think that is a bit part of Putin's Russia - absolute de-politicisation.

So he does hate Tories and Farage. But he also has big goes at Starmer for being so insipid, the left for being too woke and censorious etc. As I say if he was American he'd be a slightly left-y version of Joe Rogan (or, say, the Chapo lot) and the NYT would be nowhere near him.

My view is that I'd likely have a problem with a right-wing equivalent, so I should have an issue with the left-wing version too.
#33
Off the Record / Re: Russo-Ukrainian War 2014-2...
Last post by Tamas - Today at 04:20:05 PM
Perhaps publishing this just after a narrowly avoided country-wide bank run doesn't help his case.
#34
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Tamas - Today at 04:17:39 PM
Quote from: Sheilbh on Today at 04:15:06 PMExactly :P

He hates the right people and makes money out of anger. Remind you of anyone? :P

But what is the damage? That he rallies against participation in politics? Haven't noticed it but then again I am not a closely following fan.

#35
Off the Record / Re: Elon Musk: Always A Douche
Last post by HVC - Today at 04:15:12 PM
I don't know how they can do something so obviously against the interest of a company and not face any consequences.
#36
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Sheilbh - Today at 04:15:06 PM
Exactly :P

He hates the right people and makes money out of anger. Remind you of anyone? :P
#37
Off the Record / Re: EURO 2024
Last post by HVC - Today at 04:14:19 PM
Quote from: Valmy on Today at 04:04:18 PMSo was that a good or bad performance by Scotland?

Yes.


I mean they didn't seem horrible, but I don't know the team enough to know if they over or under performed.
#38
Off the Record / Re: Elon Musk: Always A Douche
Last post by Sheilbh - Today at 04:14:16 PM
Quote from: Barrister on Today at 03:54:21 PMYeah - the story of Red Lobster comes to mind.  It was played out in the media that it was because Red Lobster had an endless shrimp promotion.  But Red Lobster has done that promotion before.  What happened is the private equity owners saddled RL with a lot of debt, plus forced RL to purchase their shrimp from an overpriced supplier that private equity also controlled.
PE is bad <_<
#39
Off the Record / Re: EURO 2024
Last post by Tamas - Today at 04:13:34 PM
Quote from: Valmy on Today at 04:04:18 PMSo was that a good or bad performance by Scotland?

Could have been a wee bit better.
#40
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Tamas - Today at 04:13:06 PM
Quote from: Sheilbh on Today at 04:10:03 PMHe's really really not excellent. He's the left-liberal side of anti-politics, which is why his TV career started on Russia Today.

Bad enough the NYT gave him space (although that was part of a weird trend of the NYT printing very fringe views from the UK alternative media - as if the Times gave a column to someone from Chapo). But someone doing the exact same act, with exact same background would have people here (and on the NYT) saying it's Russian disinformation. I don't think it is but I think if we want others to have firewalls then we need to have some on our own side.

He hates on the Tories and Farage, is all I know.  :D