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Old Dec 26, 2012, 03:41 PM   #51
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 04:07 PM   #52
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Just curious..

are there American commentators on British tv shows?
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 04:16 PM   #53
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Just for the record. Us Brits dispise him as much as you do. He is a pompous arrogant arsehole!

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Just curious..

are there American commentators on British tv shows?
We had Ruby Wax for a while, annoying bitch. Jonathan King lives around the corner from me.

I'm trying to think of more yanks on British telly.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 04:29 PM   #55
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Keep him. We don't want him back.

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Old Dec 26, 2012, 05:05 PM   #56
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 05:16 PM   #57
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Just curious..

are there American commentators on British tv shows?
Were there, and were they to insult any aspect of "our way of life" I still don't think anyone would give a crap, we'd call him/her a pillock and be done with it.

Besides I don't think we have enough of a national identity to take real offence? What would such a hypothetical person insult? Tea drinking?

Guns don't define you, it's a political debate and while he may be a tactless arse it's no crime to be for gun control, citizen or not.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 06:07 PM   #58
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Besides I don't think we have enough of a national identity to take real offence? What would such a hypothetical person insult? Tea drinking?
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hypothetically speaking, what if an American commentator on British TV went on a campaign against the Royal family for some reason..just for sake of argument, lets say they picked on their extravagant lifestyle?
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 06:09 PM   #59
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hypothetically speaking, what if an American commentator on British TV went on a campaign against the Royal family for some reason..just for sake of argument, lets say they picked on their extravagant lifestyle?
I know you're not directing the question at me, but I would say that if there were equal speech and press laws to our 1st Amendment, I would say that it sure as hell wouldn't be cause for the citizens there to call for the Yank to be deported.

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Old Dec 26, 2012, 06:12 PM   #60
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hypothetically speaking, what if an American commentator on British TV went on a campaign against the Royal family for some reason..just for sake of argument, lets say they picked on their extravagant lifestyle?

From my reading, they'd have a sizable crowd cheering it on.

In reality, the royal family costs them like $60 million a year. The US spends over $1 billion a year for its President.
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hypothetically speaking, what if an American commentator on British TV went on a campaign against the Royal family for some reason..just for sake of argument, lets say they picked on their extravagant lifestyle?
Fair point, I'm sure some people would get pretty angry.

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The US spends over $1 billion a year for its President.
What on earth is the money spent on?
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 06:18 PM   #62
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Fair point, I'm sure some people would get pretty angry.
But again, would it be grounds to call for deportation?

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Old Dec 26, 2012, 06:22 PM   #63
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Fair point, I'm sure some people would get pretty angry.

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What on earth is the money spent on?

I read it on some right wing site so it's quite biased but it includes everything from staff, travel, Air Force One, etc.
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I read it on some right wing site so it's quite biased but it includes everything from staff, travel, Air Force One, etc.
And also this...

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I would imagine (just a guess on my part) they get half their ratings from businesses leaving the TV on in the waiting rooms/areas.
Unless it was changed recently, neilson ratings are based on home viewers not businesses. They know exactly how many people live in the house, who watches which shows and when....that may have changed now with so many people who now watch tv through a cable box, DVR, Hulu, etc etc.
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Unless it was changed recently, neilson ratings are based on home viewers not businesses. They know exactly how many people live in the house, who watches which shows and when....that may have changed now with so many people who now watch tv through a cable box, DVR, Hulu, etc etc.
Neilson ratings are not and have never been accurate. They still base them on the 1:1000 ratio. 1 TV per household = 1000 households.

They are not legally allowed to ping cable boxes.
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hypothetically speaking, what if an American commentator on British TV went on a campaign against the Royal family for some reason..just for sake of argument, lets say they picked on their extravagant lifestyle?
I'd back them. Send someone over to do this please.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 04:19 AM   #68
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hypothetically speaking, what if an American commentator on British TV went on a campaign against the Royal family for some reason..just for sake of argument, lets say they picked on their extravagant lifestyle?
That'd be great, I'd probably watch it as it'd be hilarious.

The royals are nothing but a tourist attraction, we keep them because they make us money, seriously if you look into it it really does make fiscal sense to keep them, relatively they're cheap.

We don't have a national identity such that anyone mocking any particular activity, aspect of culture or even our head of bloody state will wound us, they don't define us they're merely things and as things they're not above critique. Were Piers Morgan to attack the american people directly, beyond telling a guest to shut up or whatever then sure, kick a fuss, but claiming to be wounded because he takes a political stance is utterly ridiculous


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Fair point, I'm sure some people would get pretty angry.
A small minority, and likely a minority that complains to the media almost constantly already, fringe loony royal enthusiasts and such.

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Old Dec 27, 2012, 04:22 AM   #69
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Nope, he can say what he likes and it bloody well shouldn't impact his residency.

Grow up.
Not only that, but whichever side of the pond he resides on, his comments will still be apparent to all...As an ex-pat New Yorker, I couldn't actually care less what the guy say's or thinks...Nor do I care where he chooses to reside.
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I think most brits will agree with me... we hate him too. If you send him back, we will tourture and kill him, so you can't send him back due to his human rights being effected... all that crap! Keep the horrible man.
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I think most brits will agree with me... we hate him too. If you send him back, we will tourture and kill him, so you can't send him back due to his human rights being effected... all that crap! Keep the horrible man.
Since when were we Americans concerned with human rights eh?

We could always just deport him to Egypt...
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hypothetically speaking, what if an American commentator on British TV went on a campaign against the Royal family for some reason..just for sake of argument, lets say they picked on their extravagant lifestyle?
Are you really comparing the Royal Family to the USA's right to bear arms???

That is on no way a comparison relevant to this argument nor can it possibly compare to a journalist being pro gun control and voicing his opinion.

The Royal family would have to go out and kill people publicly to bare any resemblance to what guns represent in the US.

(And they stopped that years ago &#128521

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Are you really comparing the Royal Family to the USA's right to bear arms???

That is on no way a comparison relevant to this argument nor can it possibly compare to a journalist being pro gun control and voicing his opinion.

The Royal family would have to go out and kill people publicly to bare any resemblance to what guns represent in the US.

(And they stopped that years ago &#128521
sigh....i really think you need to go back and re-read my post...aren't kids tested for reading comprehension in school anymore?
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sigh....i really think you need to go back and re-read my post...aren't kids tested for reading comprehension in school anymore?
Lol, how young do you think I am?

Also, I kind of ignored your reference to their 'extravagant lifestyle' as I don't think its a valid comparison between a journalist bad mouthing gun control and one hypothetically cursing a rich familiy's spending habits and lifestyle.

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He have the right of free speech, but even if you tried to deport him, I don't think they would take him back.
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