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Bloody hell. A day when something newsworthy happens and does it turn up on the BBC website? Does it arse. No, they're all too busy whining about how nasty the papers are being to them and wittering on about the latest art scandals. Best of all are the comments from the public; this one might have been written by Banksy himself:
we all appreciate a good fireworks show and yet we don't complain that its an inspiration to arsonists

Try saying it several times in different tones.

Comments

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thegreenman
21st Jul, 2003 12:17 (UTC)
"Stars including Jamie Oliver, Sara Cox and Jarvis Cocker turned up to the show's opening party on Thursday. "

Tells you all you need to know...
cleanskies
21st Jul, 2003 15:46 (UTC)
yeah.
no wonder Banksy left before the party started.
mzdt
21st Jul, 2003 16:18 (UTC)
Re: yeah.
According to an article I read, he was moderately concerned about outstanding criminal damage charges against him...
cleanskies
21st Jul, 2003 16:45 (UTC)
Re: yeah.
I know which I'd fear more between Jaimie Oliver and outstanding litigation ...
mzdt
21st Jul, 2003 16:19 (UTC)
Re: yeah.
thegreenman
21st Jul, 2003 12:20 (UTC)
Yay!

Greenpeace are one of the few things I have optimism about in the 21st century.
greengolux
22nd Jul, 2003 02:44 (UTC)
Press coverage
A day when something newsworthy happens and does it turn up on the BBC website?

This did get a report in The Independent, but, more importantly, the story is also getting coverage in the weekly timber trade publication - getting the message across to the people who really need to see it.
cleanskies
22nd Jul, 2003 05:44 (UTC)
Re: Press coverage
That's good to hear ... I should probably read the Independent and Guardian online more often to balance out the BBC which seems depressingly full of press infighting and people dying in stupid accidents (I appreciate that this is important to the people who knew them, but come on! How many boy drowns in swimming pool stories do we really need?)

Nice that they passed on the name-andshame list, too, kudos to Greenpeace's press people.
greengolux
22nd Jul, 2003 13:03 (UTC)
Re: Press coverage
BBC which seems depressingly full of press infighting and people dying in stupid accidents (I appreciate that this is important to the people who knew them, but come on! How many boy drowns in swimming pool stories do we really need?)

Hm, yeah. The one time I did in fact know the drowning boy in question, (OK, asthma attack after a swimming session, not quite the same,) the family and poolside staff who tried to save the lad were deeply upset by the reportage of his death in the press, which they all felt was innaccurate, sensationalist, and impersonal. *sigh*

But there's hope for the BBC yet. See, they've caught up now.
thegreenman
23rd Jul, 2003 02:39 (UTC)
Re: Press coverage
...and don't get me started on the Beeb's science and technology coverage.
perilyons
4th Aug, 2003 23:15 (UTC)
a fantastic quote
we all appreciate a good fireworks show and yet we don't complain that its an inspiration to arsonists

Try as i might, I can't read this sentence without substituting "appreciate" for "complain".
Do arsonists need inspiration? i thought they just needed a wad of untraceable notes in a satchel. Even pyromaniacs don't need inspiration: they're born with it, even aflame with it.
peri
cleanskies
6th Aug, 2003 17:13 (UTC)
inspiration to arsonists
eveyone needs inspiration :)
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