Attack Of The Clones

Here are the signatories to the letter defending the BBC in today’s Observer mentioned by David in an earlier post. It’s the stuff of nightmares – cloned luvvies:


I bet the first Richard Eyre is really pissed off knowing that the second one has a knighthood.

(Hat tip Winston Smith in the comments.)

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50 Responses to Attack Of The Clones

  1. George R says:

    More BBC repeats.

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  2. Jack Bauer says:

    Of course, there’s absolutely NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST here.

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  3. Travis Bickle says:

    Is it coincidence that all of those on the list have had their heydays. I mean what has Peter Kay done that’s fresh or funny lately.  Or Alastair McGowan, Harry Enfield, Jo Brand, Catherine Tate, Eddie Izzard…

    What’s more telling are the names that are NOT on the list.  Stephen Merchant is listed but his cash cow Ricky Gervais isn’t.  Terry Jones is listed but Michael Palin isn’t.  Tony Robinson is listed but Rowan Atkinson is not.  Gervais, Atkinson and Palin could lay claim to owing the BBC their careers but for some reason they’re not taking sides.  I wonder why?

    A few of the names appear twice by the way.  Jo Brand and Peter Capaldi appear 3 times on that list.  Do they keep returning in fake moustaches?  Not that Jo Brand would need a fake.

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    • D B says:

      A few of the names appear twice by the way.  Jo Brand and Peter Capaldi appear 3 times on that list.

      Er… that was kind of the point I was making.

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    • John Anderson says:

      What did Jo Brand ever do that was funny ?

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      • Jack Bauer says:

        What did Jo Brand ever do that was funny ?

        Beats me John! All she ever did was go on about how fat she was.

        Remember this harpy used to be a nurse. Imagine waking up to see that potato face changing your bedpan.

        She’s like a very unfunny Hattie Jacques…  “Oooo Matron, you are awful!

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        • John Anderson says:

          With Jo Brand as a nurse,  who’d need euthanasia ?

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        • Martin says:

          She could jump in front of a train or off Beachy Head, THAT would be funny.

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          • Travis Bickle says:

            The one and only time I will ever laugh at the misandrist, bucket of effluence that is Jo Brand is when she dies.

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          • Jack Bauer says:

            Wouldn’t the train bounce off her, killing dozens?

            if she jumped off Beach Head, what would be even funnier would be landing on Nicky Campbell walking by.

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  4. John R Smith says:

    Lefties cheating on the numbers? Shurely shome mishtake.

    As Stalin said its not who votes that counts, it’s who counts the votes.

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  5. Phil says:

    Public sector workers often tell us why their industries should be safeguarded from cuts. We can agree or disagree but one thing is for certain  – we actually need lots of nurses, policemen, care workers, teachers etc. We even need some pen pushers in the town hall.

    We don’t need anything the BBC does, especially trash like Eastenders, celebrity dancing competitions and lots of identical pop music stations.

    If I am to be required to pay a tax on TV use then I’d rather the money spent on essential public services, not to pay people like Jo Brand etc for what they produce. I don’t need it and I don’t want it. 

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  6. Scott M says:

    The duplication looks more like a fault of the Observer’s, tbh. Like most papers, when they get letters with lots of signatories, they’ll include a selection of names in print and the full list online. It appears that in this case an error has duplicated the selected names at the top of the full list. Bit of a cock-up, naturally, but hardly worth Biased BBC getting its already overwrought kinckers in even more of a twist.

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    • D B says:

      Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Scott  Matthewman, Luvvie Avenger!

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    • Jack Bauer says:

      What’s wrong. Peeved because they didn’t ask you Scottie?  Never mind, your vote is covered by Barrowman.

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    • Martin says:

      They are talentless vermin.

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    • John Anderson says:

      Scotty, dear heart

      I gave up wearing knickers years ago,  you should try it too,  might improve your mental processes

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      • Scott M says:

        I’m kind of disappointed. I expected mindless vacuity from ‘Jack Bauer’ – what other type of self-expression does he have, after all? – but Martin’s response contained no allusions to homosexuality, drug-taking, paedophilia, or how attractive he finds certain female newsreaders. 

        Well done, though, guys, on demonstrating how whenever any of B-BBC’s regular commenters complain about ad hominem attacks, they should really look closer to home.

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        • Jack Bauer says:

          I expected mindless vacuity from ‘Jack Bauer’

          I’ll pit my “mindless” vacuity against your well-thought out drivel any day.

          But do keep trying.

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        • Manfred VR says:

          Scott, when you had your sense of humour bypass, was this done at the licence payers expense, and did you go private?

          Either way, it appears to have made you hyper sensitive.
          Care to share your anxieties with us?

          By the way, the reason why the B-BBC site exists, is because there are no platforms for licence payers to ask where their hard earned money is going, or to express their thorough disapproval of the blatant political bias that the BBC have.

          I for one, only want the BBC to be impartial, with no political leanings. Now is that too radical an idea for you to accept?

          The fact that colourful, non politically correct language is often used on this site, gives me some re-assurance that your masters at Millbank have not yet managed to abolish free speech.
          As Voltaire said

          I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.

          For me, that should cut both ways.

          Try it some time.

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        • sue says:

          Scott, hello. Are you missing OMTE or OBME or whatever he calls himself? Sounds like it. What happened to him? I think he was defeated by the inanity of his followers, don’t you?

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          • Dazed-and-Confused says:

            I think O.B.M.E. (or Hillhunt, as he was known previously here) came to realise that his attempts at parodying this site, were being taken far too seriously by Scott and his fellow Socialist mongs, where-by every second comment revolved around closing this site down by demands from the good Comrades at “Socialist Unity” and their fellow left wing travellers of censorship.

            I for one, salute O.B.M.E. for realising that point.

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          • Philip says:

            You can only run sniggering 6th Form fisking attacks on other people sites for so long before it becomes old and unfunny – even to your four readers. 

            I think in his heart of hearts OMTE realised that. 

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            • Manfred VR says:

              This-one-of-the-four readers you mentioned, has noticed when negative comments are made from people like you, Philip, they always sound earnest and pompous, and have a patronising air about them.
              The humourous content is nil, and the reader is left with the distinct impression that the writer is suffering a severe attack of piles, or chronic constipation.
              Here’s some advice, Loosen Up!
              Personally, I’m all for healthy debate, from whatever perspective, but if you are going to engage in discussion, please, please, try and make it interesting and/or humourous.
              PS I’m wondering what motivated OMTE to run sniggering 6th form fisking attacks, any suggestions?

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              • David Preiser (USA) says:

                ManfredVR,

                Because OMTE couldn’t engage in a reasoned debate.  With the occasional exception of pointing out a BBC report we’d missed, all he could ever do was taunt and make sarcastic remarks about our comments.  Other common tactics were distraction and reductio ad absurdum.  He wasn’t able to succeed in debating the actual topics, so was motivated to make sniggering, 6th-form, sarcastic attacks.

                He eventually gave up here and started his own blog to do just that.  A few of our – strangely absent lately, can’t imagine why – defenders of the indefensible are regular cheerleaders over there.  It’s quite the triumphalist scene.

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        • Martin says:

          Scott I take it you’re off Cocaine now then? Feeling better are we?

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        • Travis Bickle says:

          I thought – wrongly – that this posting was more concerned with the names on the list rather than an erronous duplication of the names. 

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    • hippiepooter says:

      Oh Scott, you really are no fun, are you?

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    • Dazed-and-Confused says:

      What a twat

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  7. Asuka Langley Soryu says:

    Apart from Charlie Higson, they’re all a bunch of talentless, nonentity fags. So it’s no surprise they’d come out to defend a rotten institution like the BBC; a haven for talentless, nonentity faggotry.
    What amuses me is they wrote the letter to the Observer. If they really gave two shits about the BBC they’d have written it to a newspaper that was read by more than a handful of linen-suit-wearing assholes. But I suppose they can’t be expected to grasp the complexities of something like that. They have been in the employ of the BBC, after all. That takes a special kind of simple-mindedness. 

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    • Travis Bickle says:

      I think the Observer were the only ones with space left to print it, after yet another advertiser cancelled on them.

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    • hippiepooter says:

      I think the top talent extends well beyond Charlie Higson.  I find Eddie Izzard an awesome comedian.  Stephen Frears film ‘The Queen’ was a tremendous tribute to her, it certainly turned Helen Mirren from being a knee-jerk leftie Republican to a great admirer of hers.  As someone who wants to see an impartial BBC I’m not going to rubbish people just because they disagree with me.  Seems to strike at the heart of what impartiality is supposed to be about: fairness, for friend and foe alike.

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  8. Martin says:

    Funny I DON’T see Jeremy Clarkson on that list? Why not? Would he not also be frightened of the Tories funding plans for the BBC?

    Oh hang on he’s successful and earns the BBC millions a year, so now we know why the scum that did sign the list are crapping themselves.

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  9. Jack Bauer says:

    Actually, there are MORE luvvie names on the list, to give it added “gravitas”

    Corin Redgrave (from beyond the red’s grave)
    Joe Stalin (extra on East Enders)
    Tony Blair (played the “Prime Minister” on the UK’s long running soap ’10 Downing Street’)
    Vanessa Redgrave (Marxist-Leninist)
    Errol Flynn (noted swordsman)
    Glenda Jackson (sadly confined to the East Brighton Twilight Home for Old Luvvies)
    Sir Ian McKellan (New host of The X- Factor)

    Any more names uncovered welcomed.

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  10. Subrosa says:

    David, did you know the SNP are taking the BBC to court on Tuesday?  Should be an interesting case.

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  11. All Seeing Eye says:

    The cast of luvvies who are named by the Daily Wail as being on this letter are slightly different.

    I also noticed the absence of Patrick Stewart’s name, and he’s usually so far up Labour’s rectum that he can see out between their front teeth.

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  12. Stewart Knight M says:

    It’s a who’s who of Labour cocking sucking acolyte luvvies.

    Disappointed at a couple, like Peter Kay, though.

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  13. D B says:

    Arabella Weir promised to leave London if Boris Johnson became mayor. She didn’t.

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  14. Guest Who says:

    In the interests of sober balance, a piece by the BBC about the value and logic of luvvie support when out picking fights, and cherries:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/8641960.stm

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  15. DJ says:

    Speaking p-ersonally, I can’t wait until a whole bunch of BBC face cards write a letter in support of the Tories….

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  16. ap-w says:

    A shedload of BBC fat-fed leftie comedians and luvvies crapping themselves? One of the best moments of the election so far IMHO.  

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  17. Paddy says:

    nice having the pet troll back. I like scott. Nice to see you back mate. Still defending the indefensible?

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  18. Light Foot says:

    Arabella Weir,

    Yes your bum does look big in that.

    So does your face.  And your overinflated sense of your own self-worth.

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