Shumble666

Shumble666

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3 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Cummings made a reason... · 0 replies · +1 points

It’s a question of judgement and balance. In this case The Guardian got it wrong. Its motives were bad, it was tempted and it fell.

3 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Cummings made a reason... · 0 replies · +1 points

I rejoice in no one’s discomfiture.

3 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Cummings made a reason... · 0 replies · +1 points

No doubt. I’ll venture a prediction. Quite soon some insignificant Tory MP will be discovered to have sinned and will be thrown to the sharks.

But on the whole, Simon, I rather despise these moral posturings. They’re easy, vulgar and therefore disgusting. The question was whether Boris could hang on to his man. He has and, unless a new killer fact comes up, he will.

A major outpost was attacked in force. The attack has been beaten off without significant loss. There are casualties but fresh drafts will come and the wounded recover. Now what’s for lunch?

4 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Cummings made a reason... · 0 replies · +1 points

Never mind, duck. Mummy will kiss it better.

4 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Cummings made a reason... · 2 replies · +1 points

And so he did, as he explained yesterday.

4 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Cummings made a reason... · 5 replies · +1 points

Still no good, and Google Translate can’t help. For those of us who speak English?

5 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Cummings made a reason... · 7 replies · +1 points

Sorry, you’ve lost me there.

A bit less incoherent wrath and a bit more intelligibility would be helpful.

5 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Cummings made a reason... · 5 replies · +1 points

Maybe. These are questions of judgement. Suicide is an example. Editors are very wary of suicide stories because they know a rash of copycat suicides will follow.

DC’s action was a small danger, at most. The Guardian’s action was by its own admission a big danger. His motive was his child’s welfare. The Guardian’s was to boost itself and cause trouble.

5 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Cummings made a reason... · 2 replies · +1 points

No. Nor would they. A murderer in Downing Street, now that’s a story!

You need another analogy Bob. Try again.

5 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Cummings made a reason... · 13 replies · +1 points

Stories are covered up all the time. When publicity of an action causes more damage than the action itself editors have a public duty. In the case of a pandemic, where lives are at stake, that duty becomes overwhelming.

The editor of The Guardian played fast and loose with lives in the hope of damaging a government he dislikes. He failed to do that but has, by his own argument, damaged public health. His judgement has been disastrous and he should resign.