October 11, 2010

Marr's Attack

Jug-eared* journalistic lightweight Andrew Marr has had a go at bloggers. I thought I would respond. I am not even going to get into the good that we do. I am not going to mention freeing Nick Hogan, telling the world the truth about the Troughers in parliament, or the very recent quashing of the case against pensioner Sheila Martin. These stories, and dozens like them, make bloggers a force to be reckoned with. If any change is going to brought about in this messed up world, you can bet everything you own that it won't effected by the Lame Stream Media.

*You started it.

Here we go:

"The so-called "citizen journalists" will never offer a real replacement to newspapers and television news, he told Cheltenham Literature Festival. He said: "Most citizen journalism strikes me as nothing to do with journalism at all. "

"..so-called "citizen journalists..". So-called by whom? I don't class myself as a journalist, thankfully. I would take that as his first insult. Activist, perhaps, because I am actively seeking change.

"A lot of bloggers seem to be socially inadequate, pimpled, single, slightly seedy, bald, cauliflower-nosed, young men sitting in their mother's basements and ranting. They are very angry people.
"OK – the country is full of very angry people. Many of us are angry people at times. Some of us are angry and drunk. But the so-called citizen journalism is the spewings and rantings of very drunk people late at night. "It is fantastic at times but it is not going to replace journalism."
Responding to a question from his audience at Cheltenham Town Hall he added: "Most of the blogging is too angry and too abusive. It is vituperative."

Name calling. What a great way to state your case. That was a mini-rant all on its own. No pimples here. I never got any. At least, not enough to cause me any dismay. I put that down to drinking loads of fresh water when I was a teenager and never ever using pharmaceutical shit on my face. Socially inadequate? Well, I get invited regularly (when abroad) to Embassy/Consulate functions, I regularly speak to crowds of 200 or more at conferences, and several times, when visiting customers in Africa, I am invited to stay with them rather than using a hotel. Slightly seedy? So I like to blog in a pretty frock* and occasionally look at the porn-spam that comes in. So what? My nose is normal, and I don't have a basement. Neither does Mater. The only thing you got right was the seething rage. We by-passed anger quite some time ago. And guess what, Wing-nut? You fucking contribute to it by not doing your job properly. Drunk? Sure. Sometimes. In fact, some of my most popular posts were inspired by the juniper and the grape. Do you never drink? If not I would recommend that you start. Don't stop until you produce something readable.

*Just kidding. I wear a tutu.

"Terrible things are said on line because they are anonymous. People say things on line that they wouldn't dream of saying in person." 

I beg to differ. What I say on-line I say in person. This relates to the anger we discussed earlier. I am sick and tired of being shat on. Again, you are part of that defecation. I remain anonymous, mostly, because to sing a different song is to invite attention I don't want at this time. You are Borg. I am becoming unassimilated.

"Marr was giving a talk about how modern technology is rapidly changing the way people receive news and current affairs information."

Your medium is dying, Wing-nut. You spout left-wing bile and suck up to politicians. What else did you expect? I dumped you and your ilk a couple of years ago. I read blogs because I know the writers are giving me more detail, and more perspective, and more honesty than you could ever give. It also allows me to see several sides of the same coin. You show me the side you insist I take as the truth. No thanks.

"He said change is happening frighteningly quickly with newspaper sales slumping as people turn to the internet. It was a sad fact that the media would be employing fewer journalists as sales of hard copies declined, he said. But he believed that we are in a transitional phase and that in future people will be willing to pay for online news and information in the way that they now do for newspapers and magazines."

Now we get down to it. Your job is on the line. After years of lacklustre performances you need a scapegoat. Like all lefties it simply has to be someone else's fault. Not your responsibility, right? Wrong, Wing-nut, quite wrong. Perhaps if you had tried a little harder, more of us would be watching you. I did once, and I was embarrassed at the way you let the politician go just when you had him. A piss-poor performance does not endear you to the nation. Paying for news on-line? Are you serious? It was dire enough when they used dead trees to get the word out. A quick squint at The Times will tell you all you need to know about on-line news and how popular it is. I'd rather have genital warts than pay for on-line bias. You can almost see the tumble-weed. No-one is interested. You "journalists" live in a cut & paste world. Very little news is original. You are lazy bastards. You deserve to be sacked. A spotty teenager can cut & past just as well, if not better than you bozos. Give them the jobs.

"I am spending a lot of money on my iTunes account, I am already buying journalism on line, I am buying information on line, I am buying books on line," he said."

How lovely for you. Read more blogs. Join the real world. It will fry your brain to learn that other people have views. Just because they don't match yours doesn't mean it's a bad thing. Grow up, FFS!

"Even if you are not going [sic] it, your children and your grandchildren will be doing it." 

Case in point. Did someone cut & paste your words, or is that typo all your very own?




Sue said...

"inadequate, pimpled, single, slightly seedy, bald, cauliflower-nosed, young men".. definitely not me :)

Dick Puddlecote said...

Now that's a title! :)

Twisted Root said...

Although more people seem to be going to Blogs for news, the last thing most Bloggers would call themselves is 'journalist' or even 'citizen journalist'. The mass man mindset appears not to be able to grasp that people will go off in many diffent directions of their own choosing.

'I get invited regularly (when abroad) to Embassy/Consulate functions'.

You are James Bond and I claim my five pounds.

Captain Ranty said...


I have fired off a complaint. It is unfair that Marr overlooked you hot chicks in Spain.


Captain Ranty said...

Thanks Dick.

Took me less than 30 seconds!


Captain Ranty said...


Your Gregory Peck ish in the posht.



Oldrightie said...

"A lot of bloggers seem to be socially inadequate, pimpled, single, slightly seedy, bald, cauliflower-nosed, young men sitting in their mother's basements and ranting.
Shows how little this archetypal dwarf tendency, ugly, bald, chatterati, pipsqueak, so called journalist knows. Me, back at work in my dotage, full head of hair and more intelligence than he has education!

Captain Ranty said...

Which is exactly why, OR, that I would sooner read one of your articles than watch that prick on the tellybox.


FireballXL5 said...

First class rant Captain.

"The so-called "citizen journalists" will never offer a real replacement to newspapers and television news"

They already have and the pace of change is accelerating.

One of the main reasons for this is lack of censorship, the internet is the last bastion of truly free speech. When one looks at the drivel that passes for "news" (you never get comment or opinions of course) is it any wonder that anyone with even half a brain turns to other sources. The younger generations only know computers and the internet, WTF does he expect??

I watched local BBC news yesterday about the EDL demo in Leicester (my adopted county), they were portrayed as violent aggressors spreading a message of hate. Whilst the muslim community (which dominates in those parts) was portrayed as "inclusive" peace loving victims. No attempt to find out why the indigenous population may be driven to demonstrating in the first place. These sorts of "debates" are only taking place in the blogosphere and by ignoring them and pandering to PC the MSM are helping to build a potentially devastating time bomb.

bofl said...

as usual marr is a hypocrite who thinks he is something special.
he calls others names yet complains about others! how does that work then? (must be compulsory as there are the same type of fools on holborns site).

whenever i have seen him on the idiot box all he does is grovel to leftie politicians and helps to promote this ideaology using the state operated system.pretending to be impartial.

so where's the cutting edge andy?
the insight? the searching questions?the exposure of blatant lying?

being a lapdog isn't really the best platform for your so called 'journalism' is it.

I am Stan said...

"A lot of bloggers seem to be socially inadequate, pimpled, single, slightly seedy, bald, cauliflower-nosed, young men sitting in their mother's basements and ranting.

"cauliflower-nosed" what does that mean?,"slightly seedy",my loyal reader can verify there is nothing seedy about The Stan Party....cheeky bastard!

defender said...

Marr is the perfect example of whats wrong with the MSM. fuck em

Ranty I found this site which is bloody useful IMO.
I think you might find reason to link it


defender said...

Oh, and fmotl means free man on the land and there is a forum

Captain Ranty said...


I have been a member of FMOTL for over a year now. I have linked to them many times in the past.

Thanks though. It will be useful for newer readers of this blog.



FireballXL5 said...

I too used to frequent the fmotl parish, I think though that the "eccentric" owner has basically mothballed the site - you can look but not post.

Captain Ranty said...


Actally, you can still join, you just have to email/PM one of the Admins.


Robert Mugabe said...

I actually rate Pravda as more accurate than the BBC now.

The irony!

FireballXL5 said...

Capt. I am a member, but I understood that the forum was now closed for comment, it's read only.

FireballXL5 said...

The Marr rant has now hit the mainstream, I picked this up from the DT, this is a quote from Marr:

"Widespread and vigorous miscegenation (race mixing)… is the best answer…

Teachers are the most effective anti-racist campaigners in the country, this means more than education in other religions, it means a form of political education. Only people who understand the economic forces changing their world, threatening them… have a chance of being immune to the old tribal chants.

And the final answer, frankly, is the vigorous use of state power to coerce and repress…

I firmly believe that repression can be a great, civilising instrument for good.

Stamp hard on certain ‘natural’ beliefs for long enough and you can almost kill them off…

A new Race Relations Act will impose the will of the state on millions of other lives too.”

So if there was ever any doubt about his, or the BBC's, supposed commitment to balance that should help clarify as to where his sympathies lie.

Frank Davis said...

"He said change is happening frighteningly quickly with newspaper sales slumping as people turn to the internet..."

And why's that happening? Because on the internet there are people who are addressing issues that matter to us. Like the smoking ban. Like dodgy global warming science.

One of the main reasons I got rid of my TV set was because they weren't discussing things that really mattered to me. That, and being tired of propaganda about health.

They're losing control. They're increasingly not able to frame the debate, because the debate has moved elsewhere, and outside their jurisdiction. And they're never going to be able to recapture their monopoly. All the real debates about anything take place on the internet. Because that's the only place where debate is possible.

Beware of Geeks bearing GIFs said...

Captain Ranty,

A fantastic fisting or should that be fisking of an obsequious, nuliebour, biased bbc toady.

If I may be so bold, and feel free to delete this post if it offends, but I feel an expletive is deserved for this foul, biased, stinking Orc called Marr.

He sits there with his publically funded, unaccountable salary, propagandising the Marxists claptrap his masters instruct him to evangelise to the masses, he oft weakens and shags the journalist Alice Miles who has his kid and in order to avoid the inevitable decimation of his blighted career, instructs the courts to serve a D-Notice to prevent the MSM from reporting on his infidelity and to cower before his wife, the embittered Grauniad journalist, Jackie Ashley.

A despicable, cowardly hoon of the first order and I wish him nothing but miserable unemployment for the rest of his hopefully short years.

Captain Ranty said...


I have come to realise that these twunts just like being talked about.

I wish now that I had not wasted my time ranting about the jug-eared scrote.

Other fish went unfried because of him.


Captain Ranty said...


I think that is a main point that we have all missed: they are losing control. They want the glory days back. The 70's and 80's when pretty much all of us pretty much believed everything they wrote.

Now? We question everything, from facts stated, to the source of the information, while keeping a weather-eye on the advertisers.

Health scare? Play it down! We sell full colour pages to Big Pharma to sell their useless balms, salves, lotions and potions.

Not only did we catch them out, we replaced them.


Captain Ranty said...

Bob Mugabe,

May I call you Bob?

Back in the day when you were younger we used to call you a terrorist, you scoundrel you! All those murders, eh? All those white farmers you butchered! Tut tut.

Where was I?

Ah, yes. The BBC. I am often ashamed when I sit in foreign hotel bars/lounges and all they seem to want on is the bloody BBC. They sit there lapping it up. I want to deconstruct everything the presenter says and explain it to the locals without the spin. But they still have this idealised view of Britain.

Much like the ignorati here who believe that Africans live in mud huts....


Captain Ranty said...

Beware of Geeks,

Good to see you posting here. Thanks for dropping by!

Look, I have read your comment four times now and I cant find a single fucking swear word. It is almost a requisite on here.

And we must prove the Marr the Orc (great description, BTW) right, must we not?

He is a tool. He resents us because we are not.


James Higham said...

You went into more detail than the rest of us. :)

Caratacus said...

Didn't this ugly little fucker pull an injunction out of the Judicial Arse to stop us all hearing about a certain Alice Miles and progeny a wee while ago?

He really ought to pipe down and discuss matters with his navel in a darkened room.

As you so rightly observe CR - a Twat. Of the first water.

Captain Ranty said...


Ee made Oi angry, ee did.



Captain Ranty said...


I believe the little baldy, sticky-out-eared cunt did.

I suspect his navel would do the right thing and ignore him.


Indyanhat said...

Alice Miles..is that who the jug eared fruitbat is fucking, eeewww you'd thing she had more taste than that being a journo but then she may like spotty balding lives in the basement 'citizen journo types like Marr, for the lfe of me I have no idea why though, is it possible he has a large cock or does he just have something on her he is threaening to reveal to the press?

Nice post Cap'n, couldn't be bothered to do one myself on the flatulent fuckwit but have had loads of fun commenting around the blogosphere!

FireballXL5 said...

Hadn't heard these stories before but having googled Jackie Ashley I can now understand the appeal in Alice Miles.

Fuck knows what she was thinking though.

Corrugated Soundbite said...

A slightly more comprehensive fisking than my effort. And most definitely more civil.

You still ripped the jug-eared fucker a new pair of lug-holes though ;-)

Griblett said...

'... for the life of me I have no idea why though, is it possible he has a large cock... '

Come on Indy, look at him (not literally you understand. Wouldn't want you going blind and/or insane on my conscience).

Old joke; Two women getting pissed in a pub. One says admiringly to the other, "How, do you hold your liquor?"
The other replies, "By the ears darling, by the ears."

Dioclese said...

I think this is rich coming from a second rate leftie hack who only got his own show on a Sunday morning because David Frost retired.

Frankly, Marzy, I feel the same way about you as I do about the Pope's view on contraception - namely, if you don't play the game then don't make the rules. If you are that fucking clever then start your own blog, leave the comments unmoderated and see how long you last...

microdave said...

And to think a few weeks ago you were going to give up on this blogging lark.....