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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC and the Guardian
Posted by: Cllr Sam Hearn
Date/Time: 07/01/16 17:23:00

"But his and others' consistent practice of referring to Goldsmith by his first name and Sadiq by his last does represent a pretty clear spin over and above the substantive arguments in the posts.  I suspect that if someone were consistently to reverse the practice, as I've done here for effect, an accusation of anti-Semitism wouldn't be long in coming."

Nice try Mr Rooney at a diversionary smoke screen to avoid actually addressing the issue that I have raised - i.e. the appalling treatment of Zac (Goldsmith) by an experienced BBC journalist on a flagship Radio Programme.

I do not think that anyone in their right mind would accuse you of being an anti-Semitic if you referred to Zac by his surname since it is after all quite a common one. In mitigation Boris is very rarely referred as Mr Johnson but not because he has (I understand) more than a drop or two of ancestral Turkish blood in his veins.

I can, I think, see the possible problem with referring to Sadiq by his surname but frankly that is something he just has to live if he wants to be involved in public life just as our ex-MP Nerj Deva did.

At the end of the day it is his surname and it will appear on the ballot paper so perhaps I have inadvertently done the guy a favour?     


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Public Service Radio Broadcasting?05/01/16 10:16:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
   Re:Public Service Radio Broadcasting?05/01/16 10:59:00 Jeffrey Cope
   Re:Public Service Radio Broadcasting?05/01/16 11:33:00 Elizabeth Ross
      Re:Re:Public Service Radio Broadcasting?05/01/16 12:28:00 David Grantley
         Re:Re:Re:Public Service Radio Broadcasting?05/01/16 13:01:00 Elizabeth Ross
         Re:Re:Re:Public Service Radio Broadcasting?05/01/16 13:01:00 Julian Pavey
         Re:Re:Re:Public Service Radio Broadcasting?05/01/16 13:04:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Public Service Radio Broadcasting?05/01/16 13:09:00 Julian Pavey
   Re:Public Service Radio Broadcasting?05/01/16 13:24:00 Will Watson
      Re:Re:Public Service Radio Broadcasting?05/01/16 17:57:00 Claire Moran
         Re:Re:Re:Public Service Radio Broadcasting?05/01/16 18:01:00 Will Watson
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Public Service Radio Broadcasting?05/01/16 18:07:00 Jonathan Bingham
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Public Service Radio Broadcasting?05/01/16 18:10:00 Richard Cathcart
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Public Service Radio Broadcasting?05/01/16 20:39:00 David Cuss
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Public Service Radio Broadcasting?05/01/16 22:51:00 Ken Munn
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Public Service Radio Broadcasting?05/01/16 23:57:00 Julian Pavey
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Public Service Radio Broadcasting?06/01/16 08:45:00 Colin Jordan
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Public Service Radio Broadcasting?06/01/16 11:26:00 Brendan McCarthy
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Public Service Radio Broadcasting?06/01/16 11:58:00 Jonathan Bingham
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Public Service Radio Broadcasting?07/01/16 12:11:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
                  BBC and the Guardian07/01/16 12:54:00 Andrew Jones
                     Re:BBC and the Guardian07/01/16 13:19:00 David Cuss
                        Re:Re:BBC and the Guardian07/01/16 13:55:00 Andrew Jones
                           Re:Re:Re:BBC and the Guardian07/01/16 14:11:00 David Cuss
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC and the Guardian07/01/16 15:25:00 Jonathan Bingham
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC and the Guardian07/01/16 15:43:00 Will Watson
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC and the Guardian07/01/16 17:06:00 Richard Greenhough
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC and the Guardian07/01/16 16:06:00 Tony Wood
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC and the Guardian07/01/16 17:23:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:BBC and the Guardian07/01/16 17:28:00 David Cuss
   Sam and others showing their own bias here07/01/16 13:46:00 Andy Rooney
      Re:Sam and others showing their own bias here07/01/16 13:54:00 Colin Jordan

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