More made up stuff about the anti-Christmas brigade

More made up stuff about the anti-Christmas brigade

Postby Guest » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:26 pm

http://www.butireaditinthepaper.co.uk/2 ... l-rubbish/

Last week the Daily Mail claimed that Thomas the Tank Engine had got rid of Christmas in an attempt to be politically correct. The article did seem to contradict this claim by including the following two paragraphs near the end:

Hit Entertainment, the company behind the DVD, said: ‘It was put out some time ago. It was not a seasonal release specifically aimed at a Christmas audience, but we do put out seasonal releases that have Christmas in the title.

‘Last year we had Christmas Express and next year we are planning another Christmas title.’

So, the Daily Mail article made it clear that the DVD they were referring to was an older release, and as such was not exactly ‘news’ nor was the DVD intended as a seasonal release.

The Daily Telegraph today ran the following headline: ‘Christmas removed from Thomas the Tank Engine to be politically correct’. They followed up this headline with this sub-heading:

The daughter of the clergyman author who created Thomas the Tank Engine has criticised television producers for writing Christmas out of a new series. [emphasis is mine]

The article continues:

In the offending TV episode called “Keeping up with James”, the trains compete to carry presents to children against a background with a fir tree decorated with baubles and a choir.

But instead of using the word Christmas, the programme talks of the “winter holidays” and a “holiday tree.”

Just a couple of problems:

The episode referred to in the Telegraph article – presumably what the Telegraph means by ‘writing Christmas out of a new series‘ – first aired in 2005.
This year a Thomas the Tank Engine Christmas special is being released on the 31st October – complete with ‘Wishes come true in this Christmas special!’ slapped on the front cover.

These stupid papers are trying too hard. FAIL :gigglesnshit:
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Re: More made up stuff about the anti-Christmas brigade

Postby Lady Murasaki » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:17 pm

Who takes the DM seriously anymore?

Hands up.
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Re: More made up stuff about the anti-Christmas brigade

Postby wutang » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:35 pm

Babycheeks wrote:Who takes the DM seriously anymore?



Sadly some still do.


This was funny last week - after their high profile campaign slagging of the BBC over the BCE/CE vs BC/AD "controversy" an article on the Mail website used the 'politically correct anti-christian' CE instead of AD :shame:

http://tabloid-watch.blogspot.com/2011/ ... es-ce.html

Also added lolz from them being in such a rush to correct it they replaced it with BC instead of the correct AD... :gigglesnshit:
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Re: More made up stuff about the anti-Christmas brigade

Postby Lady Murasaki » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:38 pm

They're a joke and their readership are paranoid old biddies.
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Re: More made up stuff about the anti-Christmas brigade

Postby Guest » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:59 pm

wutang wrote:
Babycheeks wrote:Who takes the DM seriously anymore?



Sadly some still do.


This was funny last week - after their high profile campaign slagging of the BBC over the BCE/CE vs BC/AD "controversy" an article on the Mail website used the 'politically correct anti-christian' CE instead of AD :shame:

http://tabloid-watch.blogspot.com/2011/ ... es-ce.html

Also added lolz from them being in such a rush to correct it they replaced it with BC instead of the correct AD... :gigglesnshit:


Remember the Mail article that bashed the Govt for selling ad space to save web costs? One of the ads was for Wonga.com the Mail article also had ad space on the web page.

One of the ads was for yes you guessed it Wonga.com :gigglesnshit:
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Re: More made up stuff about the anti-Christmas brigade

Postby Cactus Jack » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:25 am

You should go on their boards guest - it's quite funny at times.
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Re: More made up stuff about the anti-Christmas brigade

Postby Guest » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:41 am

Cactus Jack wrote:You should go on their boards guest - it's quite funny at times.


I did manage to get the expression "unelected ZanuPFConDem coalition" a few times, which made some people spit

Keep an eye out for Daffy, Witney, Oxon :pmsl: :pmsl: :pmsl:
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Re: More made up stuff about the anti-Christmas brigade

Postby Cactus Jack » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:11 am

Guest wrote:
Cactus Jack wrote:You should go on their boards guest - it's quite funny at times.


I did manage to get the expression "unelected ZanuPFConDem coalition" a few times, which made some people spit

Keep an eye out for Daffy, Witney, Oxon :pmsl: :pmsl: :pmsl:
Those were you? :Wiiiine!: :cheers:

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