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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? 11:35 - Jan 30 with 3721 viewsGlasgowBlue

Apparently sacked by ITN for quoting Shakespeare at somebody on twitter who he disagreed with.

Trouble was the quote mentioned an ape and the person he quoted it to was black.

Apparently it's a quote he directs at everyone he believes has said something ignorant and I'm unsure whether he knew the recipient was black.

Don't think it's as black and white (excuse the pun) as the case of Danny Baker. What does TWTD think?

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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 11:38 - Jan 30 with 2268 viewsBlueBadger

Like Baker, he deserves a decent b0llocking for being so bloody dim as to not realise the implications of what he's saying given the context they were saying them in but not the sack. It's not like either are serial offenders like say, Clarkson or Gervais.

If I'd have done similar at work, I could probably expect a telling-off asking to think before opening my gob, 'request' to apologise and a day or two in an equality and diversity course, if I'd done something as one-off daft as this.
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These people are called idiots and BB is their leader.
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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 11:41 - Jan 30 with 2241 viewsLord_Lucan

I confess I haven't looked into the whole thing, I just had a brief look last night when I saw the headlines.

So without really looking at it in detail my gut feeling is that Alastair Stewart is as racist as Danny Baker - ergo not racist and like Danny Baker now marked with an unfair slur that will shadow their otherwise fine career - all because of the brain dead******


******I reserve the right to do a flip if Alastair Steward turns out to be a member of the KKK
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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 11:50 - Jan 30 with 2192 viewsMarshalls_Mullet

I'm not surprised, but like you say, it wasn't directed at someone due to their race.

Clumsy use of social media I guess, was only going to end one way.

I dont think this kind of example does any good for genuine racist cases.

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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 12:09 - Jan 30 with 2141 viewschicoazul

But we're all apes.

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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 12:11 - Jan 30 with 2113 viewsBrixtonBlue

In what way was the Danny Baker case black and white?

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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 12:58 - Jan 30 with 2034 viewsLord_Lucan

Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 12:11 - Jan 30 by BrixtonBlue

In what way was the Danny Baker case black and white?


It wasn't.

I don't think either of them see colour, they just see people. Someone mentioned on here a while ago that it was interesting that all the pundits on a football broadcast were black, Glasgow posted that he hadn't noticed and I must admit nor did I.

Ron Atkinson was black and white and despite what he said was way mental I still felt a bit for him as he is just from a different generation. My mum still insists that N**** Brown is a wool colour and my Dad (RIP) was always in a total state of confusion*** as he was bought up to say "Coloured" as "Black" was derogatory back then. He was the least racist man ever but got destroyed one Christmas by my trendy cousin because he liked Al Jolsen.

***I'm convinced that the fact he was buying his electric from British Gas and his gas from an electric company was the end of him.

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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 13:04 - Jan 30 with 2019 viewsRyorry

He *didn't* quote it to a black man.

It was a direct response to a *white* man, but the black man who complained that it was aimed at him didn't realise that because he himself had previously contributed to the thread, his handle was then automatically included in all subsequent replies. It was a clear misunderstanding by him, and shocking incompetence by ITN in their follow-up - obviously neither of them properly understood how twitter works, but the onus is on ITN to have someone dealing with it who is actually competent in using & understanding twitter.

Has long been a problem with twitter, with many aggrieved people thinking a reply was directed at them when it wasn't. TWTD functionality is far superior in this respect (albeit people occasionally inadvertantly reply to the wrong post, but that's just human error, rather than being a structurally built-in tech issue).

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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 15:02 - Jan 30 with 1811 views26_Paz

Beyond ridiculous. Unfathomably harsh on a good man who has had an incredible career. Its an overused term but this truly is political correctness gone mad. This country has some serious issues.
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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 15:03 - Jan 30 with 1812 viewsGlasgowBlue

Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 12:11 - Jan 30 by BrixtonBlue

In what way was the Danny Baker case black and white?


He depicted the child of a POC as a chimpanzee. But we’ve done this in great length before Dollers so rather than repeat myself have a read through this thread.

Danny Baker sacked from 5 Live by itfcjoe 9 May 2019 10:37
These things are just mad, he's made a mistake, deleted the offending tweet as soon as pointed out to him and offered a full apology instantly and explained he wasn't aware.

I'd hate to be in the public eye in anyway, must be torturous



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"History is made, sadly, by people who are bystanders and do nothing. Their inaction is an excuse and a cover for intolerance".
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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 15:08 - Jan 30 with 1765 viewsGlasgowBlue

Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 13:04 - Jan 30 by Ryorry

He *didn't* quote it to a black man.

It was a direct response to a *white* man, but the black man who complained that it was aimed at him didn't realise that because he himself had previously contributed to the thread, his handle was then automatically included in all subsequent replies. It was a clear misunderstanding by him, and shocking incompetence by ITN in their follow-up - obviously neither of them properly understood how twitter works, but the onus is on ITN to have someone dealing with it who is actually competent in using & understanding twitter.

Has long been a problem with twitter, with many aggrieved people thinking a reply was directed at them when it wasn't. TWTD functionality is far superior in this respect (albeit people occasionally inadvertantly reply to the wrong post, but that's just human error, rather than being a structurally built-in tech issue).


Thanks for the clarification. In that case It does seem rather harsh.

"History is made, sadly, by people who are bystanders and do nothing. Their inaction is an excuse and a cover for intolerance".
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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 16:01 - Jan 30 with 1673 viewsPhilTWTD

Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 13:04 - Jan 30 by Ryorry

He *didn't* quote it to a black man.

It was a direct response to a *white* man, but the black man who complained that it was aimed at him didn't realise that because he himself had previously contributed to the thread, his handle was then automatically included in all subsequent replies. It was a clear misunderstanding by him, and shocking incompetence by ITN in their follow-up - obviously neither of them properly understood how twitter works, but the onus is on ITN to have someone dealing with it who is actually competent in using & understanding twitter.

Has long been a problem with twitter, with many aggrieved people thinking a reply was directed at them when it wasn't. TWTD functionality is far superior in this respect (albeit people occasionally inadvertantly reply to the wrong post, but that's just human error, rather than being a structurally built-in tech issue).


Worth adding that he resigned rather than being sacked.
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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 16:10 - Jan 30 with 1645 viewsJ2BLUE

95% of Twitter is a steaming bag of sh1te. Attention seekers, the desperate to be offended and morons all in a giant melting pot of pure A grade tw@ttery. I have no idea why anyone with a decent career bothers with it.

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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 16:19 - Jan 30 with 1619 viewsGlasgowBlue

Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 16:10 - Jan 30 by J2BLUE

95% of Twitter is a steaming bag of sh1te. Attention seekers, the desperate to be offended and morons all in a giant melting pot of pure A grade tw@ttery. I have no idea why anyone with a decent career bothers with it.


Speaking of twitter, I see the fearless campaigner Rachel Riley has got Katie Hopkins suspended from twitter for spreading hate.

https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/katie-hopkins-suspended-from-twitter-after-

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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 16:20 - Jan 30 with 1615 viewsHARRY10

Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 12:09 - Jan 30 by chicoazul

But we're all apes.


....................... but some are more ape than others
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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 16:55 - Jan 30 with 1564 viewsronnyd

I believe that Stewart was the original presenter of Police, Camera,Action. Then sacked after being caught drink driving.
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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 17:11 - Jan 30 with 1521 viewsJakeITFC

Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 15:03 - Jan 30 by GlasgowBlue

He depicted the child of a POC as a chimpanzee. But we’ve done this in great length before Dollers so rather than repeat myself have a read through this thread.

Danny Baker sacked from 5 Live by itfcjoe 9 May 2019 10:37
These things are just mad, he's made a mistake, deleted the offending tweet as soon as pointed out to him and offered a full apology instantly and explained he wasn't aware.

I'd hate to be in the public eye in anyway, must be torturous



Your “wog box” confession was TWTD gold.
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That thread remains as confusing now as it did at the time.
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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 19:19 - Jan 30 with 1418 viewsTrequartista

The details of this are not one hundred percent clear here, so i reserve the right to change my mind, but it appears that a seemingly good and well-meaning person has lost his job after 40 years because of our obsession with woke.

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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 19:25 - Jan 30 with 1391 viewsvapour_trail

Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 19:19 - Jan 30 by Trequartista

The details of this are not one hundred percent clear here, so i reserve the right to change my mind, but it appears that a seemingly good and well-meaning person has lost his job after 40 years because of our obsession with woke.


Yes same here, on the surface it looks mighty unfair, albeit he resigned.

As an aside, I do think anyone chucking the term ‘woke’ about, to be essentially a bit of a *^%#.

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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 19:31 - Jan 30 with 1378 viewsTrequartista

Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 19:25 - Jan 30 by vapour_trail

Yes same here, on the surface it looks mighty unfair, albeit he resigned.

As an aside, I do think anyone chucking the term ‘woke’ about, to be essentially a bit of a *^%#.


I would imagine it's a bit like mutual consent, if he hadn't resigned they would have sacked him.

Happy to use another term if it describes the same thing. I don't like using "pc gone mad" so i thought that would be better.

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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 19:32 - Jan 30 with 1369 viewsvapour_trail

Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 19:31 - Jan 30 by Trequartista

I would imagine it's a bit like mutual consent, if he hadn't resigned they would have sacked him.

Happy to use another term if it describes the same thing. I don't like using "pc gone mad" so i thought that would be better.


Same difference. If you think that way...

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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 19:40 - Jan 30 with 1313 viewsGirthyguy

Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 16:10 - Jan 30 by J2BLUE

95% of Twitter is a steaming bag of sh1te. Attention seekers, the desperate to be offended and morons all in a giant melting pot of pure A grade tw@ttery. I have no idea why anyone with a decent career bothers with it.


Snowflake generation.
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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 19:50 - Jan 30 with 1283 viewsTerra_Farma

Another 100 pager here GB.....

It think it's pitiful. What has the world come to?

We will soon live in a world where you can't say anything just in case your guilty of offending someone.

Yes, there are narrow minded prickz that will always be racists and proud of it, these people are vermin.

What jars me off more than these vermin racists, are the lefties that are almost becoming a dictatorship.
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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 19:51 - Jan 30 with 1272 viewsvapour_trail

Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 19:50 - Jan 30 by Terra_Farma

Another 100 pager here GB.....

It think it's pitiful. What has the world come to?

We will soon live in a world where you can't say anything just in case your guilty of offending someone.

Yes, there are narrow minded prickz that will always be racists and proud of it, these people are vermin.

What jars me off more than these vermin racists, are the lefties that are almost becoming a dictatorship.


El Tel.

Telling it like it is.

Good to have you back brother.

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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 19:52 - Jan 30 with 1266 viewsvapour_trail

Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 19:40 - Jan 30 by Girthyguy

Snowflake generation.


Which generation is that, girthmeister?

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Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 20:09 - Jan 30 with 1223 viewsTerra_Farma

Have we discussed Alastair Stewart? on 19:51 - Jan 30 by vapour_trail

El Tel.

Telling it like it is.

Good to have you back brother.


You too sweet cheeks
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