Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Is The Spectator a racist magazine?

I only ask because according to The Spectator, blogging is just a "conversational medium". So do please converse. The magazine mounted this defence of its blogger Rod Liddle to the Press Complaints Commission after he wrote that the "overwhelming majority" of violent crime in London was carried out by young African-Caribbean men. The Spectator lost, diddums. The magazine was unable to back Liddle's claim factually. NB: They did not retract the claim.

One assumes Liddle's comment was nodded through by editors sympathetic to the viewpoint. One assumes there are no young African-Caribbean men on the editorial staff to rein in the Empire-nostalgic Tory young Turks dreaming of an Etonian Westminster.

This is a particularly embarrassing outcome for the publication's immature editor, Andrew Neil's mini-me bitch, Fraser Nelson, who also whores his right-wing slob views for the News of the World. Only last year he ran a Spectator coverline which suggested racism in Britain is sooooo not very prevalent any more (Sample from body copy: "The less racist Britain is, the more popular this racist party [BNP] becomes.") Oops. Less racist?

Meanwhile, the new owner of the Independent, Alexander Lebedev owes me, Suzanne Moore and others for dissuading him from making Liddle the paper's editor. We're all heart.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope it is.

Madame Arcati said...

That's not very conversational. I was expecting a lengthy discourse, with witty digression and memorable phrase. Is it my fate to be forever disappointed?

Anonymous said...

Darling MA
How could you ask when it has turds like Dellingpoo and Toby-not-so-Young writing for it? ( That is neither nasty nor defamatory) I admire The Liddle, he says what he thinks and what most inhabitants of this immigrant hating, insular, irrelevant little island think, which is brown / black - B-A-D. White is right. And no Irish Gay or Dogs need apply. Although Andrew Neil is partial to a bit of brown, no not heroin poppet, Brown Girls in the Cock Ring. I adore Private Eye's piccie of him and that ex-whore my good friend Pamela Bordes now Pamela Singh. But according to MacPherson racism is in the eye of the beholder, to spoil a phrase. And yes, the Speccie is racist. But don't they only sell 17 copies and 15 of those are life gifted subscriptions? Don't count the Liddle out of the race just yet. There's more to the old boy than meets the eye. And he appears to have staying power. Like lawn weeds. Or Viagra. Hopefully no longer disappointed, I remain as ever, your faithless ever loving acolyte.

Madame Arcati said...

Now that's what I call conversational. Thank you Edna. I interviewed Pamela once, or Pamella as she then was. I think your Spectator circulation figures are about correct - the Xmas double issue sells 24 copies I am reliably informed. But arseholes in the media always name check it hoping for a commission, especially the media tarts on the ... Grauniad.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone noticed the Indie's new front page? It actually has pictures now and more than one story. Bit modern.

Anonymous said...

All meejah whores are Tattinger Tarts. They just wanted to get invited to Sextator parties back in the Boris Buffoon and Kimberly I-didn't-fuck-David-Blunkett days. I had the misfortune to have lunch with Boris and he waffled on about how anyone before Roman Civilisation, so the Persians, the Indians, the Chinese ancient cultures were meaningless and the world should be culturally Eurocentric. I stopped listening after soup. I wanted to drown myself in it. Or wash his hair in it, it was green and pea-ish. Someone should have told his and Rachel's mum about birth control. Nne months before they were born. What misfortune to have two total twats in one famille. And yes, you will always be my Grauniard. Bitch. X

Anonymous said...

Shut up Alice Azania. Bit modern indeed. Can't wait for the heads to start rolling at the Indy. Can I catch them in my wicker Moses basket?

Anonymous said...

Seriously Madame...leave the politics to the the grown ups.

Please tell me your not one of those bores who see racists everywhere and in everything.
If people dont agree with your position on the Inde ... go to be a racist then.
Dont support Unite and the RMT..racist.
Think that George Galloway does more harm than good....probably another queer bashing racist.

Lay off the gin darling.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Madame run a pic of the launch of a Aussie Spectator?. So that adds another 5 to the circulation although I'm told when Barry Humphries writes a piece (it's mere co-incidence that his son is the editor)they sell a few extra copies.

Anonymous said...

That's not Pamella Bordes in the Eye piccy. It's some American woman that Neillll was stepping out with

Anonymous said...

Liddle's just a silly cunt, isn't he? He probably feels like a big butch man from that sexy wife of his stroking his pole so he sits down and writes that chest beating, macho crap and gives the racist eunuchs who read the Spectator a tingle in their pants.

Madame Arcati said...

Dear Lavinia, oh, I mean Anonymous, I don't thinkthe grown-ups are doing a very good job. Do you? And I asked whether The Spectator is a racist mag not as am implied accusation but as a conversation point - a blog is after a "conversational medium"; at least The Speccie thinks so.

Generally racism is as common as ever in the UK; we've just become more self-conscious about it. There's certainly no question in my mind that a great many journalists are racist.

Madame Arcati said...

Barry is a very fine writer, but like his country-persons Germaine and Clive, over-eggs the intellectual performance.

Madame Arcati said...

I don't know who the woman is in the Neil pic, I assumed it was Pamella without really looking. Neil enjoys the attention which rather defeats the satirical purpose.

Anonymous said...

Yes it was too Panela Shmamela. And yes he does enjoy the attention but most meejah cunts are whores at heart and really wanna be the story not the pen. One particular incident comes to mind with Andrew but I shall PM you.

Madame Arcati said...

Ooh yes tell all. Not about the crotch gutting? Fiona Russell Powell told me about that before it went public.

Anonymous said...

"We [the PCC] normally accept complaints only from those who are directly affected by the matters about which they are complaining."

How was Mr Bird directly affected by Lidl's nonsense?

Madame Arcati said...

You must ask him. I am formally assigning you the task.

Anonymous said...

Isn't the Speccie just a wank-rag for empire nostalgists who secretly long to bounce themselves on a big black cock?

this fear of young black males. just a displaced desire to suck them off by the dozen...