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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 22:27   #1
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Katie Hopkins at it again

40 thousand people sign petition against the media granting her air time.

Incident for reference:
http://www.theguardian.com/media/201...ash-apprentice

Her twitter post the day after the Glasgow helicopter crash:
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Life expectancy in Scotland based 07/ 08 birth is 59.5. Goodness me. That lot will do anything to avoid working until retirement.
She said the post was in relation to an NHS article - I believe this and I never adhere to the typical PC brigade getting up in arms about everything...

The petition however, I do agree with. She shouldn't be given air time or publicity. The woman has some serious issues and her ever increasingly controversial ideologies and views are being fuelled by the media looking for viewing figures.

She should crawl back into the hole she came from.

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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 22:34   #2
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She's a snobby ********.

Leave her be in that knowledge, she does herself no favours anyway.
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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 22:34   #3
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I can't stand Hopkins (which is weird as I know by hating her I'm also falling into her trap) but then her tweet was nothing to do with the incident. I'm sure a few Scottish comedians made jokes about England/the English shortly after a similar accident in London earlier this year.

Whilst the recent helicopter accident is tragic, it's hardly Scotland's 9/11 is it?

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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 22:35   #4
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Who cares what she thinks or says.
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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 22:35   #5
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I can't stand Hopkins (which is weird as I know by hating her I'm also falling into her trap) but then her tweet was nothing to do with the incident.
This.

But don't get me wrong, in that interview she did with Peaches Geldof they both came across as brainless morons.


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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 22:36   #6
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I can't stand Hopkins (which is weird as I know by hating her I'm also falling into her trap) but then her tweet was nothing to do with the incident. I'm sure a few Scottish comedians made jokes about England/the English shortly after a similar accident in London earlier this year.

Whilst the recent helicopter accident is tragic, it;s hardly 9/11 is it?
Not at all and I might even have cracked a joke today myself..

I'm just brining the news article to attention and agreeing with the petition to get her out of the media.

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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 22:36   #7
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Who cares what she thinks or says.
40,000 people seem to.

Ironically this petition will only make it more likely that she receives media attention.

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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 22:36   #8
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problem is that having petitions and the like will only make these program makers hire the waste of skin
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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 22:39   #9
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She's a nasty piece of work. I actually think she has something wrong with her brain.

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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 22:40   #10
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I'm just brining the news article to attention and agreeing with the petition to get her out of the media.
I'd love to see her off my screens too but I'm not sure the person who set up the petition knows the point of petitions. That being to protest against something people in power can change where everyone else can't.

Hopkins will continue to appear on TV so long as the shows she appears on get big ratings. So if you want her off the TV then stop watching anything she's on. When TV Producers start seeing their ratings drop in correlation to her appearances she'll stop being booked.

It's not as if her appearances on these TV shows are being dictated by the government.

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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 22:44   #11
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If people respond to her, she'll keep on being in the limelight.

Ignore her & she'll have to go away.

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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 22:51   #12
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I suppose turning off the TV or not watching the ridiculously crap TV shows she is generally involved with is out of the question?

IN THAT CASE - LET'S MAKE A PETITION ABOUT IT.

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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 22:52   #13
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If people respond to her, she'll keep on being in the limelight.

Ignore her & she'll have to go away.
The funny part is the media really know what buttons to press to get the public wound up and it keeps happening.

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I suppose turning off the TV or not watching the ridiculously crap TV shows she is generally involved with is out of the question?

IN THAT CASE - LET'S MAKE A PETITION ABOUT IT.
How did the op find out about this? I never knew about it until this thread.
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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 22:55   #14
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The funny part is the media really know what buttons to press to get the public wound up and it keeps happening.
This... They do it all the time.

It's the media equivalent of them saying "Only idiots say what" and the general public, in perfect harmonious tune, shouting back "WHATTTT!"

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I suppose turning off the TV or not watching the ridiculously crap TV shows she is generally involved with is out of the question?

IN THAT CASE - LET'S MAKE A PETITION ABOUT IT.
I watch absolutely NO TV. That doesn't mean I don't hear what goes on, though. Or read it about it. As I'm sure you do, too. Just because you choose to switch your TV off, doesn't make it go away.

I'm also well aware of how giving her this publicity will only enhance her media career. I'm agreeing with the petition in the sense of hating her guts and wanting her to shrivel away into obscurity.

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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 22:57   #16
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You know it's quite healthy not to read papers/online equivalent, right?
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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 23:03   #17
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I watch absolutely NO TV. That doesn't mean I don't hear what goes on, though. Or read it about it. As I'm sure you do, too. Just because you choose to switch your TV off, doesn't make it go away.
Should i start a petition to get asim18 or dvdbunny banned from using the internet? Or maybe campaign for Richard Littlejohn from the DM to be banned from going near a typewriter or computer again? How about I organise a protest to get a random comment troller on YouTube exposed? All are idiots - should they be give the same attention as Katie Hopkins?

In case it wasn't clear - i am being rhetorical about all of the above. We all ignore trolls on the internet or in the newspapers etc, so why don't we ignore them on the TV?

We give them a little sympathy chuckle and say to ourselves "Oh you" out of pity.

Why is Katie Hopkins any different? She is just a TV troll who is there to get ratings and get the public all riled up about absolutely nothing. Hence why she's been invited onto "This Morning" several times and why papers are printing news stories about her.

All she wants is attention, which the papers give her, which in turn helps them sell papers - everybody wins. Apart from the general public who are apparently too stupid to ignore her.

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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 23:06   #18
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Seems that. All the workshy doley scummeers are getting upset by her saying scots are all workshy doley scummers

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Old 2nd Dec 2013, 23:10   #19
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She's a nasty piece of work. I actually think she has something wrong with her brain.
Snap! I think she is cracking up myself, on the verge of some major breakdown.

Anyone remember Samantha Brick lol?

Katie even got sacked from our local paper for writing drivel and offending everyone she could. Says it all really

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All over Facebook

Seems that. All the workshy doley scummeers are getting upset by her saying scots are all workshy doley scummers
I couldn't give a **** about what she has to say.

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Seems that. All the workshy doley scummeers are getting upset by her saying scots are all workshy doley scummers
Reminds me of when Frankie Boyle said at a gig "Scottish people aren't really that friendly" to which an angry Scottish audience member with no hint of irony shouted "YES WE ARE YOU LIAR!"

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Bloody petitions everywhere these days.

I might start a petition to ban petitions.

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Ignore her and she'll go away.
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Reminds me of when Frankie Boyle said at a gig "Scottish people aren't really that friendly" to which an angry Scottish audience member with no hint of irony shouted "YES WE ARE YOU LIAR!"

So true it's all the unemployed stay at home mum types that are raging on my Facebook about this


I couldn't give a monkeys tbh is she on one of these daytime this morning type programs?

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Old 3rd Dec 2013, 00:05   #26
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Had to laugh at this, just shows how stupid she is.



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Old 3rd Dec 2013, 00:07   #27
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Old 3rd Dec 2013, 00:40   #28
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I'm pretty sure that segment on Good Morning is intended as rolling out the idiot with the silly views - they present it as such and she is heckled throughout... I don't see what the problem is?

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Old 3rd Dec 2013, 00:42   #29
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I do think occasionally she makes some very valid points, but she needs some serious help with articulating her views.

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Old 3rd Dec 2013, 00:44   #30
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Tbh its not a bad joke, could easily imagine a stand up saying that line...or she stole / adapted that from someone else, its a pretty standard / predictable line.

Also what is it atm with the police.... seem to be crashing into everything recently...local paper just ran a story about 3 police crashes in the last week, with members of the public seriously injured in one of them.

PS. Also how far can this PC stuff go? if you can't make a joke after any negative event, and with the internet and twitter being global then maybe 6 months of the year when something bad has happened across the world the rest of the world cannot joke?

Say the reasonable respectful period is 1 week after an event, then you only need 52 events per year and that is the end of jokes?

Need to push back against this 'how dare you make a joke, there has been a..crash/death/famine/war/tsunami/bomb/anything happened this week' PC attitude.

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