I've seen it all now o_0 - Dizzee Rascal on Newsnight Page 3

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  • Razz 6 Nov 2008 13:52:37 61,280 posts
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    Hahaha! Too true. I'll never understand that particular side of negative British culture. :/

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  • Latin 6 Nov 2008 13:59:27 3,710 posts
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    She's a cunt though!
  • shamblemonkee 6 Nov 2008 14:03:37 14,435 posts
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    don't you mean a funny?! *see wha ti did there?! croos therad referential genius!! oh yes!


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  • Latin 6 Nov 2008 14:03:56 3,710 posts
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    Just watched the video he wasn't so bad, made some good points, didn't articulate them very well but intelligent people should be able to understand what he was trying to say.
  • JayeM 6 Nov 2008 14:04:16 3,386 posts
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  • Carlo 6 Nov 2008 14:04:21 18,071 posts
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    heyyo! wrote:
    Razz wrote:
    What was the discussion on?

    US Election & Mr.Dizzee wishing to run for PM
    Now do I watch this important life-changing program, or play Pippa Funnel on the DS...

    It's a harder choice than you might think!

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  • Ginger 6 Nov 2008 14:05:16 6,850 posts
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    Latin wrote:
    Just watched the video he wasn't so bad, made some good points, didn't articulate them very well but intelligent people should be able to understand what he was trying to say.
    Yeah he was talking sense often, and the crack about the "I believe in political parties" was great. I think Paxo took it in good humour as well but I don't think Baroness whatserface could handle it at all

    edit: and it was paxo that suggested he should run for PM and Dizzee said "Yeah, I might just do that" :)

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  • Ryze 7 Nov 2008 21:36:22 3,125 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    Ryze wrote:
    Fozzie_bear wrote:
    Yup

    Nope, I'm pretty sure that many of the 'white' winners are mixed race too.

    It just doesn't count for some reason because one of the two races isn't visibly 'black'.
    I was thinking about editing my post to clarify what mix I specifically meant. I assumed everyone would conclude to what mix I was referring. Black/white. I assumed wrong. Apologies, I will edit.

    No need fella - I was just elaborating or whatever.

    *hic*

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  • BanjoMan 7 Nov 2008 22:26:16 13,730 posts
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    Good old British 'rip down the successful' attitude. Bags of fun, us lot.

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  • BanjoMan 8 Nov 2008 11:35:41 13,730 posts
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    Amazing. Never mind that he was speaking alongside Lady Amos.

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  • Lateralaus 8 Nov 2008 11:39:58 1,091 posts
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    "If you believe you can achieve iniit"
  • BanjoMan 8 Nov 2008 11:56:55 13,730 posts
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    rodpad wrote:
    He's a fucking moron.
    That's a bit harsh on Paxo.

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  • BanjoMan 8 Nov 2008 12:02:28 13,730 posts
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    What? Did I? I couldn't really give a shit about any of the people you've just listed tbh, and I can barely remember what I wrote last night because I was rat-arsed.

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  • BanjoMan 8 Nov 2008 12:03:34 13,730 posts
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    And it's 'category', while we're on the subject of being thick.

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  • BanjoMan 8 Nov 2008 12:04:39 13,730 posts
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    BanjoMan wrote:
    I can barely remember what I wrote last night because I was rat-arsed.
    And I said fuck all about Manuelgate.

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  • BanjoMan 8 Nov 2008 12:06:19 13,730 posts
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    Yeah you failed, acted a prick and fucked off. Well done!

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  • BanjoMan 8 Nov 2008 12:08:34 13,730 posts
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    I guess they could have given it a bit more thought, and just got 'serious' black guests, as in businessmen and politicians. But why not have a musician? Someone a bit more mature might have worked better.

    But I don't get the Love Music Hate Racism complaint.

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  • MetalDog 8 Nov 2008 14:08:54 23,697 posts
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    I dunno - his language made him seem a bit thick, but that's just a combination of education and the articulation his social peers use - we tend to talk the way our peers talk - it's not the same as intelligence at all. His point that black, white, purple or martians could rule our country and it wouldn't matter so long as they did right by the people was a sound enough sentiment.

    Personally I think the problem we have in this country with a lack of diversity in our leaders is as much to do with class as with race and sex. If he'd aired exactly the same sentiments in the manner of Trevor McDonald, we probably wouldn't have this thread.

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  • SpaceDave3000 8 Nov 2008 14:11:20 78,266 posts
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    Not really. It's a mystery why he was chosen, it's not like he's the only black person in the UK.

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    ROFL at Paxman's face at 0:42
  • Lukus 8 Nov 2008 14:36:59 19,144 posts
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    Aspic wrote:
    Some people will whinge about anything.

    Meanwhile the musician has come under fire from some sections of the black community for fuelling "negative stereotypes of young inner city people, especially black people", by using slang such as "innit" and "wassappenin" during the interview, and for joking about running for prime minister.

    The BBC has not escaped criticism either. Around 50 people have called the corporation to complain about Wednesday's programme, all of whom questioned Dizzee Rascal's suitability as a guest on the special which the BBC said was watched by 1.4 million people.

    Facebook groups have also been set up urging users to add their voices to the debate. One message doing the rounds on Facebook said: "Why is it that Britain's minorities are always depicted in this negative light, making our positive achievements seem somewhat belittled. The BBC creates a false impression of what we are. They promote one side of the spectrum, which is usually the negative side.

    "There were many intelligent black people from the UK [who] would have represented us correctly, but due to the negative images that the BBC so regularly promotes it was fitting for them to pick a RAPPER, to speak on one of the most momentous occasions for black people in the 21st century."

    Ignoring the bit about the BBC's secret agenda to intentionally misrepresent black people, these are exactly the reasons I initially objected to his appearance on Newsnight. He's a clown and as I said before, if he represents black youth, which I don't think he does on a whole, then black youth are fucked.

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  • agentk1986 9 Nov 2008 03:28:32 56 posts
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    Do you think if Obama spoke like a stereotype of a black rapper he would've gotten elected? Then race truly would've been an issue in the election.

    "Upper middle-class white people disscusing the world." --Isn't this one of the main reasons why Obama's victory is so revolutionary, because he broke through this political atmosphere?
  • localnotail 14 Aug 2013 22:39:41 23,093 posts
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    They are doing porn on Newsnight tonight (after the serious news). Paxman just referred to it as absurd but they are trying to cover all the angles in the discussion apparently.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

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