fridgepunk: Queen Elizabeth X of Great Britain, guns akimbo and with the legend "keep calm and carry on" in white. (Keep Calm)


Ben Brown: "But did you say anything or throw anything that might have made the police view you as a threat?"

Jodi McIntyre: "Do you really think that a person with cerebral palsy in a wheelchair could pose a threat to police who are armed and armoured?"

Seriously, the BBC asked a person who had explicitly already mentioned that he cannot move his own wheel chair if he threw something at police, and suggested that he might have been "rolling towards" the policeline, which is about a hundred yards away, and therefore have seemed like a threat that justified being dragged across concrete.

Of note is that if you watch the larger video over at the BBC, watch at 00:28, where you can see one of the police officers who attacked Jodi being pulled away by his jacket by other police officers in the classic "leave him terry he's not worth it!" motion generally reserved for the mates of drunk idiots who've started a fight in a pub.

Ben Brown is of course the reporter who asked protesters on thursday "why are you starting fires? What does that achieve?" to which multiple protesters had to try to explain the concept of it being cold, in parliament square on an unusually cold december evening.

There is at least one petition going round asking for Ben Brown to apologise for his disgraceful behaviour, though emails and phone calls to the BBC would also be nice.
fridgepunk: cat plays with cord of an iron while sitting on an ironing board (Irony)
Having seen the recent episode of the daily show where they covered bigotGate let me just correct Stewart and his Cotswolds!Monkey:

The thing that the bigoted old lady said was "all these eastern europeans... where are they all flocking from?"

She was in fact a bigoted old lady, and you are an idiot, Cotswold!Monkey.

ALSO: I am listening to a woman analyse how CamFlanManStamJamwhatever was holding the hand of his wife RONG earlier in the election but is DOIN IT RITE NAOW - apparently men hold their wives hands with knucles forward as in they are leading their wives' hand, and this is the correct way to do it (possibly) because this is how mothers hold the hands of their daughters, all of which is very important because OH LOOK A THING THAT IS DISTRACTING! Get the next talking head on QUICKLY!

So apparently CamFlanBanJamMam is married to his GIANT DAUGHTER, or something. Seriously, why would anyone waste their life actually saying that nonsense?

BORED WITH THIS DRIVELLY COVERAGE! VOTE (libdem) NAOW!

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