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Harry and Meghan to resign

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dirk Diggler, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. cu3ed

    Capodecina

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    Then move to Canada and have you PA setup a public meeting.
     
  2. Freakbro

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    On the news they've just said he will no longer get any sovereign grant money or money from the duchy of Cornwall and going forward the money Harry will get from Charles comes from Charles' own private investments, which is fair enough if true.
     
  3. Dirk Diggler

    Capodecina

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    What story was that (genuine question)?
     
  4. Colonel_Klinck

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    Haha like they had any choice in that. I suppose they could have eloped and done it in Vegas :rolleyes:
     
  5. hominid

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    I didn't say I disliked my sister, or that I was jealous AT ALL, again that's what you have just conjured from your backside.. I, FYI, just had to put my sister up for two months just before christmas because the man she went for dumped her and she ended up slitting her wrists. This, despite the fact that I hadn't heard from her for over a year, as well as my dad who is in heart failure, and two other brothers, until she needs me. She didn't return my calls until then, that's without saying anything about how I've helped her out over the years. Yes I dislike my sister but she is my sister so I will be there for her, that's what family does, that doesn't mean I have to like her.

    Then you see nothing. I have my own house and car paid for, she has just jumped into her next relationship, whilst still being under the crisis team for the suicide attempt btw, so again, you see nothing with regards to me!

    I never said any different did I?

    Two pints:
    1) You have no way to prove she isn't, unless you know her? 2) I've already covered that - keep up.
    So? Do you remember back say 20 odd years back, even 5-10 years is enough, every little girl wanted to be a princess when they were young, yes, that's when she grew up with a father that loved her that wanted the best for her(private schooling etc)... Your point is?
     
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  6. dowie

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    The problem is that isn’t some survey where they’ve sampled a load of headlines about both but where they’ve cherry picked examples to fit their narrative.

    Most people don’t really appreciate that so will read that as evidence of some double standard etc..

    There might be a difference in how she’s been treated in general but that doesn’t show it nor show to what extent it happens if it does.
     
  7. hominid

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    Newsflash, people have personality traits and as I've said before, ad nausium, it's those traits I recognise.

    Every person you meet/know about you create a fictional model of that person in your head - what's the point?
     
  8. Schlong&Stable

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    It's only really a double standard if the people involved behave exactly the same. Kate and Meghan have - rightly or wrongly - behaved differently so the medias reaction to them is obviously going to be different.
     
  9. stockhausen

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    I suspect that you haven't read the linked article which seems to compare and contrast the "differing" reports in the xenophobic right-wing Mail and Express.

    You are perhaps thinking that one of the two ladies in question is an "English Rose" and the other one isn't :confused:
     
  10. mjt

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    Are you serious?!
    They've literally said the polar opposite about the same thing. Cherry pick examples to fit their narrative?
    **** me

    Have you considered that their behaviour is due to the reactions of the press?
    Or the fact one is black..
     
  11. dowie

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    Yes - how many results do they show where that doesn't occur? Think about it again.

    That isn't any sort of review of press coverage, it is a selection of hand picked articles that fit the narrative. Are you not understanding the point here?
     
  12. Doobedoo

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    Not sure why this is a surprise to anyone. This is straight out of the manual that Naom Chomsky wrote years ago.
    Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media



     
  13. jpaul

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    so let's dissect buzzfeeds
    the secrets out ?
    draw your own conclusions ... so the story aligns with their #metoo demographic


    [... and dissection of vertoanlytics]
     
  14. Uther

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    So he's going to sponge off his (official) dad then until he gets a job. Kids today eh!
     
  15. banbom44

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    Yeah one of the examples they use is the Avacados the article about Kate eating Avacados is from ages ago but the one about Meghan is much more recent and their has been all this thing about Avacados and impact on the environment and with Meghan being an eco warrior the press are criticising her for it which is correct.
     
  16. Colonel_Klinck

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    You do realise both of the people in the stories are women and women of a very similar age. I really don't understand the point you are trying to make. If it was about coverage of women vs men you'd have a point. As it isn't, you don't.
     
  17. banbom44

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    What all this boils down to is they can't be arsed doing all the boring stuff like royal duties meting the little people they want to what the Clintons and Obamas do start a foundation and make a fortune.
     
  18. banbom44

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    Oh no the evil press reason why Kate does not get bad headlines is she does not open her mouth about politics and stuff but Meghan being your typical liberal hollywood leftie just can't help herself.
     
  19. bjorkiii

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    Only one person can solve this conundrum. It is not coming off my ignore list.
     
  20. banbom44

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    I have a feeling they are going to do a brand Beckham with the Sussex royal thing i don't think its right that they should be able to use that name to make money in any case Harry will be back in a year or too when she divorces him.