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Old 18-02-2021, 14:44   #16
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble for showing racist material again.

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seems ive loaded up the daily mail by mistake

you guys are funny, the flip side of the silly coin
You may laugh it off, but wait until these bans extend into areas you think are important or special.

This is how it starts. It needs to be nipped in the bud right now.
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Old 18-02-2021, 14:57   #17
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble for showing racist material again.

When I worked in my own office I would listen to radio 4 extra, this would often do play and shows pre 90's, It would often have a warning that the program contains language of the day that some might find offensive.


OFCOM never bothered them.

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What does "WOKE" mean?
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Old 18-02-2021, 16:10   #18
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble for showing racist material again.

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When I worked in my own office I would listen to radio 4 extra, this would often do play and shows pre 90's, It would often have a warning that the program contains language of the day that some might find offensive.


OFCOM never bothered them.

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Like “politically correct” before it, the word “woke” has come to connote the opposite of what it means. Technically, going by the Merriam-Webster dictionary’s definition, woke means “aware of and actively attentive to important facts and issues (especially issues of racial and social justice)”, but today we are more likely to see it being used as a stick with which to beat people who aspire to such values, often wielded by those who don’t recognise how un-woke they are, or are proud of the fact.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/...d-by-the-right
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Old 18-02-2021, 18:43   #19
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble for showing racist material again.

LOL, so not a biased definition at all then.
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble for showing racist material again.

Not sure if the Merriam-Webster dictionary has ever been accused of being biased...

How about the Sun, then?

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/107602...ng-definition/
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble for showing racist material again.

Amazing how sleepy the woke crowd get to their "abuses" of speech to those who disagree with them.
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Old 18-02-2021, 20:32   #22
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble for showing racist material again.

The ‘woke’ people are those who exercise their right to be offended on behalf of others, even when those others are not offended.
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble for showing racist material again.

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The ‘woke’ people are those who exercise their right to be offended on behalf of others, even when those others are not offended.
I think there's cases where there is genuine offence, times do change.. E.g the classic Dam Busters film. One of the pilots has a black dog named with the N word. Its been changed. I don't see a problem with that, doesn't detract from the film and better than not showing it all. It should be the exception rather than the rule to change things though.

Warnings like TP give about programmes/films reflecting language of the time, seem fair enough to me. Unless there is a genuine major issue of offence like the above example.

As for 'woke'- like 'gammon' its a term designed to provoke a response. Its become a bit boring....
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble for showing racist material again.

gammon ?

Well I know of gammon steak, I must be missing some other use.
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Well I know of gammon steak, I must be missing some other use.
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble for showing racist material again.

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seems ive loaded up the daily mail by mistake

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It's a real problem. While it is undoubtedly good that we are fighting prejudice , by focusing on minor things like old TV shows, we are actually giving the extreme right wing a way in to take control. All they have to do is say they are fighting the "woke" culture which is focused on banning all those old films and TV shows we love. They don't just campaign on fighting bans of old TV shows and films, they fight against things like gender neutral toilets, and trans rights, together with the right to pick one's own pronouns, leading to a situation when instead of two, facebook offers 58 genders (https://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlin...facebook-users ), as well as offering a "custom" option.

By pushing minor complaints like old TV shows that, TBH, people had probably forgotten until someone find some old tapes in an archive somewhere and put them on Cable TV, the Left are giving the right a weapon to use against them.
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Re: Talking Pictures in trouble for showing racist material again.

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It's a real problem. While it is undoubtedly good that we are fighting prejudice , by focusing on minor things like old TV shows, we are actually giving the extreme right wing a way in to take control. All they have to do is say they are fighting the "woke" culture which is focused on banning all those old films and TV shows we love. They don't just campaign on fighting bans of old TV shows and films, they fight against things like gender neutral toilets, and trans rights, together with the right to pick one's own pronouns, leading to a situation when instead of two, facebook offers 58 genders (https://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlin...facebook-users ), as well as offering a "custom" option.

By pushing minor complaints like old TV shows that, TBH, people had probably forgotten until someone find some old tapes in an archive somewhere and put them on Cable TV, the Left are giving the right a weapon to use against them.
Exactly, it's counterproductive. I know of people who have been vehemently anti racist all their life who these people are now calling racist for the most spurious of reasons.

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gammon ?

Well I know of gammon steak, I must be missing some other use.
I believe it's meant as an insult to white/pink middle aged & often overweight.men.

Curiously, the woke believers don't class this as being racist. It appears to be fine for (usually white) woke people to insult & criticise white people, but this must never be done to non white people because 'that's racist'.

I was actually told by one that it's racist for a white person to ever criticise a person of colour!!
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Of course you were, Richard...
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Of course you were, Richard...
Yes I was, don't make me out to be a liar just because it doesn't suit your woke agenda.

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