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Jo Brand - Hate Speech vs Free Speech

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10 hours ago, Robin-H said:

Danny Baker made a joke. Mark Meechan make a joke.

 

I agree that is was clearly a joke, but it does come across that some people can say jokes with impunity, and others can't. I don't think that generally there should be consequences for making jokes, but that needs to be true for everyone.  

There have been consequences. She’s been run through the mill by right wing nut job trolls, plastered all over the media, and is getting investigated by the police.

 

 

5 hours ago, Robin-H said:

Get away with it, yes. Get away with making offensive jokes without getting convicted (Meechan) or getting fired (Baker). 

 

 

You are on extremely dangerous ground. With your line of reasoning it’s only a couple of steps to something quite horrifying.

 

Step back and think. Please.

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1 hour ago, Cyclone said:

Telling offensive jokes isn't a criminal offence though.

Jokes (even bad taste ones) at the expense of politicians are more acceptable than racist jokes (even if racism wasn't intended)...  Race is a protected characteristic, being a politician isn't.

Totally agree. 

 

Theres a massive difference between taking the mick out of politicians or a race of people.

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Very unfunny "comedian".  She has to risk the edgy route as she's so tedious and boring normally.  Should have been chucked on the compost heap years age and Vanessa Feltz too. 

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10 hours ago, I1L2T3 said:

There have been consequences. She’s been run through the mill by right wing nut job trolls, plastered all over the media, and is getting investigated by the police.

 

 

You are on extremely dangerous ground. With your line of reasoning it’s only a couple of steps to something quite horrifying.

 

Step back and think. Please.

Why? What I am a couple of steps away from? 

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10 hours ago, makapaka said:

Totally agree. 

 

Theres a massive difference between taking the mick out of politicians or a race of people.

I'm not sure, I think throwing battery acid on someone is about as offensive a joke as possible, politician or not.

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26 minutes ago, WiseOwl182 said:

I'm not sure, I think throwing battery acid on someone is about as offensive a joke as possible, politician or not.

 You must have a very limited imagination.

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On 13/06/2019 at 17:43, Charlie48 said:

She'd probably agree herself with your description so far - but an 'elite luvvie'? Your having a laffa, Jaffa ! She was a mental health nurse.

The best comedy threatens power and the abuse of power.  

It wasn't so long ago that Mr Farage was threatening to take up arms and march on Parliament if Brexit wasn't delivered. Although the outrageous milkshake attack did lead to him waving to his supporters from the safety of the top floor of a bus for a couple of hours.  

You said it yourself  " she WAS a mental health nurse " but now she's  now an elite luvvie.

 

You wouldn't  have heard Martin Caine coming out with Jo Brand kind of vile bile.

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16 minutes ago, jaffa1 said:

You said it yourself  " she WAS a mental health nurse " but now she's  now an elite luvvie.

 

You wouldn't  have heard Martin Caine coming out with Jo Brand kind of vile bile.

Who is Martin Caine.  :confused:

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On 12/06/2019 at 22:48, WiseOwl182 said:

Perhaps the BBC are yet again favouring the left wing of the political divide.

Fantasist.

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1 minute ago, Halibut said:

Fantasist.

What happened to Danny Baker then?

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1 hour ago, jaffa1 said:

You said it yourself  " she WAS a mental health nurse " but now she's  now an elite luvvie.

 

You wouldn't  have heard Martin Caine coming out with Jo Brand kind of vile bile.

Is this the same Marti Caine who specialised in racist jokes?

 

Give me Jo Brand any day. Caine’s act was  often revolting

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