Author Topic: Katie Hopkins does it again  (Read 14054 times)

Tim Hall

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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #100 on: 16 September, 2018, 08:05:23 pm »
Jack Monroe has show remarkable maturity and composure in the face of all this.
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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #101 on: 16 September, 2018, 08:11:02 pm »
Thing is, this isn't going to make her change her ways, is it? She's getting paid to peddle hate and now she's going to have to peddle it even harder.

I don't think she is getting paid any more. I think she lost her "job" with the Mail Online.

She is just an amateur peddler of hate.
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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #102 on: 16 September, 2018, 08:26:21 pm »
She's now had a go at Welsh language schools, so my timeline is distressingly full of her shit.  I do wish that people would realise that when they argue with her they are doing exactly what she wants them to do.
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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #103 on: 16 September, 2018, 08:40:52 pm »
Thing is, this isn't going to make her change her ways, is it? She's getting paid to peddle hate and now she's going to have to peddle it even harder.

I don't think she is getting paid any more. I think she lost her "job" with the Mail Online.

She is just an amateur peddler of hate.

She’s working for a Canadian far right outlet apparently.
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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #104 on: 16 September, 2018, 08:41:27 pm »
She's now had a go at Welsh language schools, so my timeline is distressingly full of her shit.  I do wish that people would realise that when they argue with her they are doing exactly what she wants them to do.

True, but ignoring trolls like Hopkins doesn't provide the same dopamine hit that wading in and putting them right does.


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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #105 on: 16 September, 2018, 08:52:40 pm »
Thing is, this isn't going to make her change her ways, is it? She's getting paid to peddle hate and now she's going to have to peddle it even harder.

I don't think she is getting paid any more. I think she lost her "job" with the Mail Online.

She is just an amateur peddler of hate.

She’s working for a Canadian far right outlet apparently.

She joined The Rebel Media at the start of the year. I've seen that outfit's name mentioned a few times over the last year or two - they were tangled up in the Macron e-mail leaks in the 2017 French presidential election.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rebel_Media
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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #106 on: 17 September, 2018, 09:25:31 am »
Right-wing haters split into two camps – the ones that actually seem to believe what they spout (and thusly anything like this is a merely a soft martyrdom) or those that cynically sell hate to the sorts that will readily consume it (and soft martyrdom is how they get credit). It often seems at some point there's an inflexion point where regardless of where they started, they start to believe themselves.

Of course, regardless of where they fall on the cynicism scale, they have to keep hating more, find new targets, become more extreme just to be noticed in what is, sadly, a crowded field. There's no value in being moderate. That doesn't get you a column, a special place on a hate-site (which are also often cynical enterprises), or sell your latest book.

I dunno, going through life hating and be angry about everything just seems intensely sad whatever their motivations.
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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #107 on: 17 September, 2018, 09:38:39 am »


I dunno, going through life hating and be angry about everything just seems intensely sad whatever their motivations.

I strongly suspect that the benefit of hate to the individual is that it posits the possibility of salvation, which is why it is so often linked to religious extremism in ways rarely to be found in the theology of that religion, be it christianity, judaism, islam, buddhism etc. All you have to do to make life perfect is get rid of those who are to blame for it not being so.

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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #108 on: 17 September, 2018, 10:34:35 am »
Possibly. It's why I always shake my head at people with their copy of the DM whose main message is really it's not you, it's them. And the underlining is literal.

Anyway, it's not an attitude I can even come close to understanding. And I'm happy about that.
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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #109 on: 17 September, 2018, 11:04:09 am »
I’m intolerant of intolerance. Oh, ermmm. Wait.
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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #110 on: 17 September, 2018, 12:53:03 pm »
Not the first https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_tolerance

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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #111 on: 19 September, 2018, 11:59:57 am »
Not sure if this has been posted but taken from BTL in the Guardian politics live page today....

https://www.thecanary.co/trending/2018/09/18/nearly-20k-is-raised-in-a-crowdfunder-for-katie-hopkins-but-shes-going-to-freak-at-the-small-print/


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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #112 on: 19 September, 2018, 02:11:47 pm »
I wrote a piece for a national LGBT group about the differences between tolerance, acceptance and inclusion, and so far I've received a load of stuff about reverse-mentoring Senior People. Perhaps I should send it to Hatey Cockroach?
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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #113 on: 19 July, 2021, 10:56:40 am »
And again!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-57883692

Do we have to take her back? If we promised to pick her up could they just leave her half way and we could collect her next time we're passing?

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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #114 on: 19 July, 2021, 11:29:13 am »
She could travel as far as Calais, and then be given an inflatable boat?
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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #115 on: 19 July, 2021, 11:30:07 am »
One with a slow puncture....

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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #116 on: 19 July, 2021, 11:36:44 am »
And again!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-57883692

Do we have to take her back? If we promised to pick her up could they just leave her half way and we could collect her next time we're passing?




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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #117 on: 19 July, 2021, 11:40:17 am »
Surely Hopkins presents no lesser a threat to the UK than Shamima Begum ever has.  A 15 year old girl radicalised by terrorists vs a fourty something woman with along record of hate speech and a social media following of extreme haters?

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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #118 on: 19 July, 2021, 11:45:16 am »
She could travel as far as Calais, and then be given an inflatable boat?


That almost makes me wish we could arm the Border Force cutters... 
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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #119 on: 19 July, 2021, 01:23:42 pm »
She could travel as far as Calais, and then be given an inflatable boat?

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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #120 on: 19 July, 2021, 04:16:57 pm »
One with a slow puncture....
Not too slow mind.
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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #121 on: 19 July, 2021, 04:35:30 pm »
This is great news.

She has been deported.

This is not without consequences for the rest of her life, should she attempt to travel to other countries.

Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #122 on: 19 July, 2021, 05:16:02 pm »
But surely there is no other country on the planet worth visiting  ???   ;D

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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #123 on: 19 July, 2021, 06:11:16 pm »
It would certainly be amusing if USAnia put her on The List :demon:
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Re: Katie Hopkins does it again
« Reply #124 on: 19 July, 2021, 08:59:10 pm »
I’m intolerant of intolerance. Oh, ermmm. Wait.

As a layperson admittedly, it seems to me her behaviour can only be attributed to mental illness. Tolerance of the mentally ill is a mark of civilised society; exploiting it like in a freak show or giving her a platform is not.
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