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Political Correctness taken too far

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-27360884

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sun_Has_Got_His_Hat_On

Do we even have to change songs now? Come on folks! There are many more important issues in this world to deal with than the n-word being broadcast. The guy certainly shouldn't lose his job over a mistake that just one person complained about and for which he's subsequently apologised. This was a simple error, not a hate campaign.
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Old 11.05.2014, 19:06
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Re: Political Correctness taken too far

Sadly it's the only solution these days. Any infraction, intended or otherwise, has to be dealt with by dismissal.

It's totally wrong and cheapens the true meaning of racism.
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Old 11.05.2014, 19:08
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Re: Political Correctness taken too far

He's old and they wanted to get rid of him. If it wasn't this song it would have been something else.

Nothing to see here, etc etc.
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Old 11.05.2014, 19:19
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Re: Political Correctness taken too far

The BBC are stupid! (Edited)

Jeremy Clarkson has been given a final warning for mumbling the word in a film which wasn't transmitted.
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Old 11.05.2014, 19:26
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The BBC are stupid! Why have they such a "racist" song in their archives anyway? They can't have it both ways!

Jeremy Clarkson has been given a final warning for mumbling the word in a film which wasn't transmitted.
The song was from the DJ's private collection.
J.C. Makes a lot of money for the BBC, he will still remain however many final warnings he gets.
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Old 11.05.2014, 19:44
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Re: Political Correctness taken too far

The Radio guy's dismissal was reversed, i.e. he wasn't actually dismissed.

Clarkson just muttered Eeny Meeny Miny Mo, catch a nigger by his toe, which was a perfectly normal, and perfectly innocent, rhyme when I was a kid, such that we didn't even know, nor care, what the word was supposed to mean. [What word are you supposed to use nowadays, anyway?]

In neither case was there anything even remotely racist.
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Old 11.05.2014, 19:50
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Re: Political Correctness taken too far

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The Radio guy's dismissal was reversed, i.e. he wasn't actually dismissed.

Clarkson just muttered Eeny Meeny Miny Mo, catch a nigger by his toe, which was a perfectly normal, and perfectly innocent, rhyme when I was a kid, such that we didn't even know, nor care, what the word was supposed to mean. [What word are you supposed to use nowadays, anyway?]

In neither case was there anything even remotely racist.
Hear, hear.
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Old 11.05.2014, 19:52
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Re: Political Correctness taken too far

Eh? I read this story earlier, and the guy resigned after his bosses said they didn't want him to issue an apology.

I guess without know what actually happened (which seems to differ by source), it's hard to say.
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Old 11.05.2014, 19:56
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Re: Political Correctness taken too far

The Establishment in the UK are out to get the BBC, because it acts as a brake on private media companies racing to the bottom of cheap, profitable, disposable entertainment. Hence it has become hyper-defensive in it's drive to be seen to be squeaky clean and head off the media shit-storm that happens any time it makes a mistake, no matter how minor.
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The Radio guy's dismissal was reversed, i.e. he wasn't actually dismissed.

Clarkson just muttered Eeny Meeny Miny Mo, catch a nigger by his toe, which was a perfectly normal, and perfectly innocent, rhyme when I was a kid, such that we didn't even know, nor care, what the word was supposed to mean. [What word are you supposed to use nowadays, anyway?]

In neither case was there anything even remotely racist.
Tiger, according to Wiki. Which makes even less sense.
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Old 11.05.2014, 20:00
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Re: Political Correctness taken too far

It was perfectly normal and innocent to call people spackers and mongs when I was a kid.

Funny how things change, isn't it?
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Old 11.05.2014, 20:03
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Tiger, according to Wiki. Which makes even less sense.
It was "goblin" when I was growing up in the politically-correct, multicultural nirvana of 1970's rural North West England.

Seriously, if people in that 100% white backwater could tell 40 years ago that it was an unpleasant word that you shouldn't teach your kids, then I'm not sure what excuse anyone has for using it nowadays...
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Old 11.05.2014, 20:05
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The Radio guy's dismissal was reversed, i.e. he wasn't actually dismissed.

Clarkson just muttered Eeny Meeny Miny Mo, catch a nigger by his toe, which was a perfectly normal, and perfectly innocent, rhyme when I was a kid, such that we didn't even know, nor care, what the word was supposed to mean. [What word are you supposed to use nowadays, anyway?]

In neither case was there anything even remotely racist.
Completely agree.

The difference is as you say back then no one knew or cared what it meant. Nowadays it's drilled into kids by stupid people who are begging to be offended and teaching kids to be offended at the slightest thing.

destroying childhood by:
Not being allowed to call a blackboard a blackboard anymore.
Not being allowed to plat British bulldogs
Not being allowed to play kiss, cuddle or torture

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Old 11.05.2014, 20:09
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Re: Political Correctness taken too far

I'd really like to seeing someone trying to catch a tiger by the toe!

As for your commentary, @Ace1: If I make a complaint will you resign as a Mod?

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Tiger, according to Wiki. Which makes even less sense.
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Old 11.05.2014, 20:24
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Re: Political Correctness taken too far

The BBC is so enslaved to new American values that it can no longer be trusted to report objectively.

It allows itself to behave like the old soviet "airbrush" revisionists, ignoring or, worse, actively suppressing inconvenient details of history, and history is full of nasty detail.

One nasty detail of history which must be dealt with is a monopoly state broadcaster supported by an outrageously high license fee. . .

A colour TV License GBP 145.50 per year.
A black and white ( oh,sorry more politically correctly expressed : cmyk(0%, 0%, 0%, 100%) and cmyk(0%, 0%, 0%, 0%)) license GBP 49.00 per year.

Political correctness means:
It is OK to slaughter the indigenous population, to launch launch wars by proxy and by subterfuge resulting in the deaths of millions of civilians but it is an outrage for an actress to expose a tit on TV.
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Old 11.05.2014, 20:30
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As for your commentary, @Ace1: If I make a complaint will you resign as a Mod?
Well he might, but I'd block it as he speaks the truth.

Personally I no longer see that word as offensive - it's often used in the black community in much the same context as I would say "hey, you old bastard, how are you" upon greeting a friend.

It's either all or nothing IMO - if the word is not to be used then nobody should use the word. It shouldn't be that people of of a certain colour are allowed to use it while others of another colour are strictly forbidden from using the word.

Thinking about it that's racism, isn't it?
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Old 11.05.2014, 20:39
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Re: Political Correctness taken too far

Funny how the BBC lets 30 years of institutionalised sexual abuse and harassment slide by but if one squeaky clean harmless DJ accidentally happens to play an old track containing language which today is deemed unacceptable by the perpetually offended, he's out on his ear.

You couldn't make it up.
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Re: Political Correctness taken too far

I was actually being somewhat tongue in cheek about @Ace1 but whatevs.

On a serious note, however, that word is still offensive to some. Trust me on that one, please...

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Well he might, but I'd block it as he speaks the truth.

Personally I no longer see that word as offensive - it's often used in the black community in much the same context as I would say "hey, you old bastard, how are you" upon greeting a friend.

It's either all or nothing IMO - if the word is not to be used then nobody should use the word. It shouldn't be that people of of a certain colour are allowed to use it while others of another colour are strictly forbidden from using the word.

Thinking about it that's racism, isn't it?
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that word is still offensive to some. Trust me on that one, please...
Yes, but it isn't offensive to white blokes in Switzerland, so who cares about slavery, Jim Crow laws, lynch mobs, racist coppers and Stephen Lawrence?

It's political correctness gawn mad, innit, eh? Know what I mean, guv'nor?
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Personally I no longer see that word as offensive
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