13 August 2011

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool...


 ...than to speak out and remove all doubt. David Starkey should have borne this quote in mind before spewing shite on Newsnight

8 comments:

Gledwood said...

Hey I KNEW there was a motto that applied to my blogging and that is it. Everyone knows I'm a fucking idiot now!!!

Francis Sedgemore said...

I saw that Newsnight debate, and enjoyed it immensely. So much so that I've downloaded the Flash video, and archived it on my hard drive for future delectation. It was a complete car crash for Starkey, and very well-deserved too.

Bryan said...

It was painful to watch as I was waiting for the lady beside him to punch him out.

I haven't heard anything that blatant since George Wallace was the governor of Alabama and desegregation was ordered by the Federal courts.

jams o donnell said...

Ah certainly not Gleds!

It is a real keeper isn't it Francis. Enjoy watching it along with the Michael White/Paul Staines interview and Andrew Neil laying into the fuckwit who runs the Devil's Kitchen on those cold, long winter evenings!

It is train wreck tv Bryan. He is an arrogant prick.

Liz said...

I understand the Guardian described it as a career-ending interview.

jams o donnell said...

It would not surprise me Liz!

Stan said...

I've been avoiding Newsnight because it's not good for my blood pressure, but I watched this the next morning and could hardly believe Starkey's ignorance. Seemed a bit cynical of the Beeb to have someone like that 'analysing' such momentous events.

By the way, I think the "career-ending" comment came from Owen Jones, the author of Chavs who was also on the show.

jams o donnell said...

It was indeed Owen who said that Stan,

Starkey was a disgrace but he has a track record of being a rude opinionated wanker so I think you are right to think it was a cynical move