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    Nemesiscorporation Nemesiscorporation is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by gatsbygirl20 View Post
    Her style of journalism has now become the norm--it was new back in the Seventies: Don't do much research, leave that to the plodders. Attack "sacred cows" even if you have long since become a "sacred cow" yourself. Rarely have a good word to say about anyone. Name call. Cause offence. Hurl abuse at very famous people hoping that they might respond. Bitch-slap. Be controversial. Keep it personal. Jeer. Appeal to the lowest common denominator. When being gay was not spoken of in polite society, loudly declare that you are a "dyke". When lesbianism has become fashionable and is all the rage, jeer at "dykes"

    Keep ahead of the posse on the abuse curve. Your career depends on it.
    You have summed her up nicely.

    Greece, Bindel and Burchill are all from the same mold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardillaun View Post
    My biggest regret about the neo-con years was the waste of talent. From his exquisite reviews of Evelyn Waugh, I suspect he could have written the definitive literary biography of England's great stylist. Hitch was big enough to see a kindred spirit behind the reactionary Catholic exterior.
    I may have posted this here before, but saw Hitch in full flow in a DC airport some years ago.

    He was venting torrents of abuse on a check-in girl who wouldn't accept his two children onto a London flight unaccompanied.

    Not happy, was the Hitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gatsbygirl20 View Post
    Her style of journalism has now become the norm--it was new back in the Seventies: Don't do much research, leave that to the plodders. Attack "sacred cows" even if you have long since become a "sacred cow" yourself. Rarely have a good word to say about anyone. Name call. Cause offence. Hurl abuse at very famous people hoping that they might respond. Bitch-slap. Be controversial. Keep it personal. Jeer. Appeal to the lowest common denominator. When being gay was not spoken of in polite society, loudly declare that you are a "dyke". When lesbianism has become fashionable and is all the rage, jeer at "dykes"

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    That seems about right, gg. Wonder is she's ever seen P.ie - she'd be quite at home.
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    The irony is that the article which announces the removal of the piece repeats some of the worst of the slurs as justification for its removal.

    Burchill, a freelance writer, wrote in an Observer column on Sunday that transgender people were "screaming mimis", "bed-wetters in bad wigs" and "dicks in chicks' clothing".
    From The Observer withdraws Julie Burchill column as editor publishes apology | Media | guardian.co.uk
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