John Cleese Compares Journalists To Murderers At Confrontational Hacked Off Meeting

View previous topic View next topic Go down

John Cleese Compares Journalists To Murderers At Confrontational Hacked Off Meeting

Post  candyfloss on Wed 25 Feb 2015, 6:14 pm

John Cleese Compares Journalists To Murderers At Confrontational Hacked Off Meeting

PA/The Huffington Post    |  By Ned Simons  



Posted:  25/02/2015 16:57 GMT    Updated:  8 minutes ago  






Comedian John Cleese has likened journalists arguing for self-regulation to murderers wanting to police themselves during a press reform rally.
The Monty Python star also accused Britain's newspaper editors of being cold-blooded liars who only wanted control to remain fully within the industry so they could be "free to do what they damn well like".
But tweets about Cleese's comments during the Hacked Off event in Parliament angered campaigners, leading to a terse confrontation during the meeting with the journalist who posted them.
In a video of the exchange captured by the Press Association, Hacked Off associate director Evan Harris can be heard admonishing Guido Fawkes' Alex Wickham.
"It's Alex Wickham who writes for Guido Fawkes website and also did the work on the Brooks Newmark thing. I don't want to give you a platform as you have a megaphone," he says.

The issue of press regulation has yet to be fully resolved despite Lord Justice Leveson's exhaustive inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press following the phone-hacking scandal. Cleese accused the press of "monstrous behaviour", which at times was "sociopathic".
"Of course they want to regulate themselves, we'd all like to regulate ourselves wouldn't we?" he told the rally. "Builders, accountants, murderers, they'd all like to regulate themselves."
He added: "The murderers would make a very good case - they'd say we murdered a lot of people, we know people who have murdered people. We really are best qualified to regulate ..."
Cleese dismissed claims that changes would muzzle the press as "crap", citing a long list of high profile figures who have publicly put their name to calls for reform.
"It's hard to tell how much of this is bare-faced cynical lying and how much is ignorance," he said. "In the case of editors, I think it's almost entirely cold-blooded lying."




Video of meeting on link below....

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/02/25/john-cleese-compares-journalists-to-murderers-_n_6751568.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-politics&ir=UK+Politics

_________________
  
 

  


Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.......... Dr Seuss
avatar
candyfloss
Admin

Posts : 10601
Join date : 2014-08-18
Age : 65

Back to top Go down

Re: John Cleese Compares Journalists To Murderers At Confrontational Hacked Off Meeting

Post  Guest on Wed 25 Feb 2015, 8:02 pm

candyfloss wrote:John Cleese Compares Journalists To Murderers At Confrontational Hacked Off Meeting

PA/The Huffington Post    |  By Ned Simons  



Posted:  25/02/2015 16:57 GMT    Updated:  8 minutes ago  



Who is this guy and why should his opinion be of any value?

ETA - Thought I recognised his face. He's the guy off the AA insurance advert.


Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: John Cleese Compares Journalists To Murderers At Confrontational Hacked Off Meeting

Post  Andrew on Wed 25 Feb 2015, 8:21 pm

"don't mention the war"
avatar
Andrew

Posts : 13085
Join date : 2014-08-29

Back to top Go down

Re: John Cleese Compares Journalists To Murderers At Confrontational Hacked Off Meeting

Post  Lioned on Wed 25 Feb 2015, 9:46 pm

Its not a rat its a hamster ?
avatar
Lioned

Posts : 567
Join date : 2014-09-02
Age : 102
Location : Top of the Hill

Back to top Go down

Re: John Cleese Compares Journalists To Murderers At Confrontational Hacked Off Meeting

Post  Andrew on Wed 25 Feb 2015, 10:14 pm

"I think we're just out of waldorfs"
avatar
Andrew

Posts : 13085
Join date : 2014-08-29

Back to top Go down

Re: John Cleese Compares Journalists To Murderers At Confrontational Hacked Off Meeting

Post  Guest on Wed 25 Feb 2015, 10:26 pm

Andrew wrote:"I think we're just out of waldorfs"

Charlie George was quite popular in the 70s. Do you think he'd be interested in sharing his views on the situation in Syria? And more to the point, do you think I'd be interested in hearing them?

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: John Cleese Compares Journalists To Murderers At Confrontational Hacked Off Meeting

Post  Lioned on Wed 25 Feb 2015, 10:26 pm

That parrot is dead !
avatar
Lioned

Posts : 567
Join date : 2014-09-02
Age : 102
Location : Top of the Hill

Back to top Go down

Re: John Cleese Compares Journalists To Murderers At Confrontational Hacked Off Meeting

Post  Guest on Wed 25 Feb 2015, 10:30 pm

Lioned wrote:That parrot is dead !

SQUAWK! THAT PARROT IS DEAD! THAT PARROT IS DEAD! SQUAWK!

That parrot's really got you fooled.



Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: John Cleese Compares Journalists To Murderers At Confrontational Hacked Off Meeting

Post  Lioned on Wed 25 Feb 2015, 10:59 pm

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition !
avatar
Lioned

Posts : 567
Join date : 2014-09-02
Age : 102
Location : Top of the Hill

Back to top Go down

Hacked off AGAIN (aren't we all!!)

Post  Guest on Tue 14 Apr 2015, 6:47 pm

As PeterMac has now wisely decided to join our Club I'm sure he won't mind me pinching this item which he posted elsewhere -

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3035330/Campaigner-notorious-Paedophile-Information-Exchange-Hacked-meeting-chaired-comedian-John-Cleese.html

It's a short item so have just posted the link for now.

ETA: have tried to copy the full text but my laptop is not co-operating.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: John Cleese Compares Journalists To Murderers At Confrontational Hacked Off Meeting

Post  Guest on Tue 14 Apr 2015, 7:54 pm

Here you go!

A leading member of the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange, which campaigned to legalise child sex in the 1970s and 80s, has joined the supporters of the media pressure group Hacked Off.

Tom O’Carroll, a former Open University information officer and formerly a key activist for PIE, attended a Hacked Off rally in the Houses of Parliament on February 25 to lobby MPs for state involvement in media regulation.

The organisation, set up in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal, is campaigning against what it sees as the ‘biased and unfair’ Independent Press Standards Organisation.

It wants MPs to set up a statutory body to regulate the press, as recommended by the Leveson Inquiry.

The news that O’Carroll is a backer of Hacked Off will be an embarrassment to the group.

PIE was formed in 1974 to campaign for sex with children to be legalised and formed an alliance with the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL).

The NCCL lobbied parliament for the age of sexual consent to be cut to ten as long as the child 'understood the nature of the act' and apparently consented.

The group also wanted incest to be legalised.

O'Carroll was on the NCCL's gay rights sub-committee. The 69-year-old was jailed in 1981 for ‘corrupting public morals’.

He wrote a blog after the February meeting, chaired by comedian John Cleese, confirming his attendance.

A Hacked Off spokesman said that the meeting was ‘open to and free for all members of the public to attend’.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3035330/Campaigner-notorious-Paedophile-Information-Exchange-Hacked-meeting-chaired-comedian-John-Cleese.html#ixzz3XJMPPTVS
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: John Cleese Compares Journalists To Murderers At Confrontational Hacked Off Meeting

Post  Guest on Tue 14 Apr 2015, 7:59 pm

Thanks Resistor.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum