Big Cake

Further to my comment on the open thread about unintentional bias and moral superiority I just looked at Chas Newkey-Burden’s blog, and lo and behold, here’s an example.

Frankie Boyle has been mildly rebuked by the BBC Trust for a ‘joke’ he told a couple of years ago. It wasn’t even edgy and it wasn’t even funny; it was a cheap dig at Jews because of Israel, “an aggressive terrorist state with a nuclear arsenal.”
When he’s on the receiving end, Frankie Boyle, master of the nasty personal remark that passes for humour (as well as the occasional genuine humour,) he fails to take criticism on the chin.
His open letter is a blustering expression of pique with a saccharine topping. Attempting to justify his ‘joke’ he shows what an ignoramus he is, and too much of a smart arse to recognise his vast shortcomings.

The BBC Trust is a bit like a big cake; well, that cake’s being punched to pieces by a very angry very petulant very misguided Frankie Boyle.

Fearless Frankie

Our friend Frankie Boyle has been defending his freedom of speech. Or his right to insult Rebecca Adlington’s appearance. Why he ever thought that was funny in the first place escapes me, but he puts the rebuke he has had from the BBC Trust down to a clampdown on cutting edge satire.
What his quip about Ms. Adlington’s nose has to do with satire also escapes me, but he has a point about the directive that the BBC has issued which he calls the “don’t frighten the horses” edict.

I’m all in favour of frightening horses if it means we get something good on TV. But not from Frankie Boyle. His views on Afghanistan and other political topics we can do without.