Thursday, 22 March 2012

Delingpole : excellent radio

I happened to catch James Delingpole coping with the vacuous credulousness of Richard Bacon this afternoon. Well worth a listen again: about 1 hour 16 minutes in here

7 comments:

Scrobs... said...

Strewth!

Marvellous listening there Lils, thank you for the link!

Bacon was lucky that the news bulletin was coming up, because he'd made such an arse of himself all the way through that!

Delingpole just slaughters him at every turn, especially where commercial interests cropped up, which of course, would leave any BBC presenter floundering and reaching for the rule book...

'Great Green Religion' - love it!

lilith said...

Glad you enjoyed it Scrobs :-) Not often you get some plain sense on the BBC is it?!

Scrobs... said...

Radio 5 is pretty bland Lils, at the best of times.

The only time I listen is during the night hours, and lets face it, Rhod Sharpe is a pretty poor interviewer, and Dotun Adebayo is sometimes just too clever because he seems to have done everything in the whole wide, wicked world...

lilith said...

What I really don't get Scrobs is why Radio 4 Today programme has increased its listeners. I can't bear it any more and I know at least half a dozen who now feel the same. Where are these listener numbers coming from? Radio 1?

Radio 5 is ghastly. Test Match Special is all that is left untainted. And even then they interviewed Alistair Campbell last year.

Dick the Prick said...

Dear Lils

It's the best alarm clock inventable; the dulcit tones of fury. Anger is a lovely emotion and if we can cast it wide, more's the better. How many times do you switch from Rd4 to Rd3 to 4 and just get a wall of tedium? Once or twice perhaps. Count Arthur Strong - I just don't get it.

Love to fam

DtP

lilith said...

Dick I mainly listen when I am driving and indeed have to constantly change channel. Count Arthur Strong. Off button. VERY WEIRD. The demographic for that is....?And don't get me started on the Now Show...

What must be horrible for people who have a telly and pay the BBC tax is to know they are funding Richard Bacon's self satisfied displays of ignorance and prejudice or Victoria Derbyshire's superiority and smarm. She boasted she's been on Radio 5 for 12 years yesterday. I am sure she expects to hold onto her job for life unless she herself fancies something different.

Dick the Prick said...

There's an Apprentice sweepstake at work, and, as you know, it's not done to be snobby and mention Mr Quango's little bar game, so watched it yesterday. Won't bother again.

Bacon, Derbyshire, Sugar, O'Brien, Kyle, Campbell - fuck 'em all, they're in the infotainment business and some good friends of mine listen to that shit, but
Today is meant to be full on fuck you news, it's meant to report. Naughtie, Webb, Montague are all so vain as to think the question is the story. At least Humphries has incredulity first, 'i'm getting paid for this shit' but the others are fucking weird pervy garden centre managers. Marr proper redeemed himself by asking Gordon Brown if he was junkie and Sunday journalism is much more sedate but if Helena Kennedy is on again....