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Old 11.04.2012, 14:43
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Re: Decline of UK civilisation?

I can't watch most UK TV. I hate any form of talent show or reality TV, including Masterchef, Grand Designs etc and TV in the UK is full of such junk. I prefer to download dramas, sci-fi shows etc and watch them instead at my own leisure. Oh and the porn, let's not forget the porn.
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Old 11.04.2012, 14:44
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But the news is to reflect what people are discussing. this must be what they are talking about, so it makes the news headlines.
I don't agree. The news should be a measure of what important world or national events are ongoing that will affect the way we behave: i.e. world politics and events.

I realise that the way some people behave is indeed heavily influenced by whatever star is wearing/eating/shiting, but I hope that you can get my meaning. The news is not about entertainment. By your standard, the news should be about what's going on in Eastenders, Hollyoaks, Coronation street, Brookside etc. etc. as well as the latest behaviour by whichever star is the talk of the town out of Hello or OK magazine, or what has been happening in the EPL.

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I don't see why this is judged as the success of a nation. Would you prefer a government run news agency perhaps with strictly morally acceptable stories released carefully each day ?
That is not at all what I wrote. However, while this in itself doesn't define the success of the nation on its own, it does highlight where it is at culturally, morally and socially. While the OP of this thread thinks this is a recent decline, I've believed that this has been in decline for 20+ years and is one of the reasons I left.

The irony of your statement is that the UK is currently not that successful at the moment. In most economic analyses it is lagging behind a fair bit, and has been in decline economically for a long time, with many key industries lost for ever and more and more jobs going off-shore.

However, if you can't see why having whoever won X-factor as headline news and the leading report is wrong, then really there's no point in discussing further.
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After seeing ... Big Brother, I am convinced that the UK has entered into an irreversible decline.
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I don't understand how anyone who watches, let alone takes any notice of the content of, such drivel as this can even deign to comment on matters pertaining to 'civilisation'.
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Old 11.04.2012, 14:55
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I don't understand how anyone who watches, let alone takes any notice of the content of, such drivel as this can even deign to comment on matters pertaining to 'civilisation'.
I have never watched this show!!!
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Old 11.04.2012, 15:06
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Old 11.04.2012, 16:23
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Re: Decline of UK civilisation?

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After seeing that celebrity "traveller" Paddy Doherty won Celebrity Big Brother, I am convinced that the UK has entered into an irreversible decline....
In fact, the decline began when I left the country.
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Old 11.04.2012, 16:56
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I don't understand how anyone who watches, let alone takes any notice of the content of, such drivel as this can even deign to comment on matters pertaining to 'civilisation'.
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I have never watched this show!!!
So why are you so bothered about what's on it?
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Old 11.04.2012, 22:25
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Re: Decline of UK civilisation?

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I'm not, I'm bothered by Paddy Doherty's popularity. Why are you bothered by my being bothered about that and not what you think I'm bothered about which I am actually not bothered about at all?
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