Monday, April 14, 2008

Charlie Brooker: bigoted hypocrite

Charlie Brooker has an article in The Guardian, doing down Boris.
Now, even if the Standard photographs Ken carving a swastika into a dormouse's back, I'll vote for him...

Well, that tells me all I need to know about Charlie Brooker, frankly.
  1. I'm genetically predisposed to hate the Tories. It's my default, hard-wired position.

Wow! An unthinking bigot supports Red Ken, unthinking bigot and supporter of unthinking jihadist bigots and unthinking socialist bigots. Who would have thunk it?

I can't be bothered with the rest of this utter tripe. Why not wander over to Longrider's place to read a comprehensive and pointed fisking of Brooker's steaming pile of horseshit...?

UPDATE: PigDogFucker maintains that I have misunderstood Brooker's satire. However, I might advance the idea that PDF has misunderstood me. For sure, the "all I need to know" line was a lazy comment by myself, but my accusation of bigotry on Brooker's part has nothing to do with the swastika.
A bigot is a prejudiced person who is intolerant of opinions, lifestyles, or identities differing from his or her own, and bigotry is the corresponding ideology.

Brooker is intolerant of Tories and is, therefore, a bigot. Although, come to think of it, Brooker is a Grauniad journalist so he probably lives like a Tory, having enough cash to be able to afford the luxury of hating them...

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

At least he makes up for with with Screenwipe/

PDF said...

"Well, that tells me all I need to know about Charlie Brooker, frankly."

because the Nazi dormouse reference is an indication that CB is an appeaser of antisemitism and animal cruelty, and not at all a satirical comment about The Worst Thing A Politician Could Be Found doing, naturally.

Devil's Kitchen said...

Naturally...

DK

Matthew Revell said...

Wow, PDF, do you really think that DK's taken the dormouse line literally?

Longrider said...

Yeah, PDF made the same error with me.

PDF said...

Accepted that your bigotry point stands on its own - thanks for clarifying the other bit.

PDF

countdruncula said...

Brooker is more a humourist than a journalist and is prone to hyperbole. Check out TV Go Home for some of his better work.

Diogenes said...

Did Ken carve swastikas into the mice before or after he gave them cancer?

lettersfromatory said...

Brooker's satire? You mean idiocy, surely.

Mark Wadsworth said...

The Rolling Stones claim that they had to sack Jimmy Miller as producer half way through an album (Goat's Head Soup?) because they discovered that he had spent his whole time carving a nine inch swastika into the mixing desk with a pen knife.

Kafka said...

Satire? No. that would entail something like the Mayor of London calling a Jewish journalist a Nazi, or a concentration camp guard, or ..... as RJ would say, "You couldn't make it up!"

Brooker is -- "my brain is hard-wired" -- a mindless troll who has been pre-programmed to this crap. He doesn't even deserve a shred of leeway.

brnzt said...

Ah no, that is clearly wrong DK, only us right wingers are ever bigots.

Little Black Sambo said...

Kafka, who is RJ?

John B said...

Richard Littlejohn, at a guess. Presumably his nickname is RJ for some amazing satirical reasons that only the kind of muppets who admire and cite Richard Littlejohn understand.

countdruncula said...

Motes and beams anyone? People, get some fucking perspective. Commentators on all sides, and this includes DK, are wont to make sweeping statements about those on the other end of the political spectrum. Hands up who hasn't seen a socialist (and sometimes, all socialists) getting flayed alive with joyous abandon on this very site. It's the lack of introspection in this whole debate that really boggles the mind.

tyger said...

It's strange really.

Liberals have to suffer the hyperbole and "humour" of Richard Littlecock, 'Gaunty' and Mark Steyn, constantly, but the right just don't get it when liberal polemicists bait them...

Sir C4' said...

Charlie Booker is a cunt with only one thing going for him - that the infamous Scottish Labour Councillor Terry Kelly is an even bigger cunt.

Speaking of Terry Kelly, he wouldn't like this MV I've made about him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssyuM8A6zF4

William said...

You're all daft. Charlie Booker just hates all sorts of things. Today he hated something you like, so you throw a tantrum. Tomorrow he'll hate something you hate too, then he'll be alright.

PS he hates macs too. Looking at DK's desktop, that must put him beyond the pale.

Anonymous said...

most of you are dumb and cant think

Anonymous said...

He's a comedian. If you don't get it, well it doesn't really matter does it? If he does't make you laugh, why waste energy procrastinating about him, just leave it be. I don't see him critisizing your point of view or narcissistic ramblings on here, do you?

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of losers!!!!