Been really enjoying the predictable uproar over the last couple of days caused by the Cancer’s ‘”Outrageous” lottery grant to Bristol gay teens’ group’ story.
In a fairly simple – but highly effective move – the paper wheeled out rent-a-quote Tory moron Bunter Eddy to attack a £400k lottery grant awarded to some obscure publicly funded local “charity” group, ‘Educational Action Challenging Homophobia’ (EACH).
A good boy who regularly attends Clifton All Saints, Bunter’s always available, able and willing to give good copy:
“I think this is a mistaken and misguided, outrageous waste of money.
“Sadly, it seems to be further confirmation that the Big Lottery has long since ceased to impartially distribute lottery cash to worthwhile and respected causes, instead it seems obliged to dole out punters’ money to a raft of politically correct lobbies which clearly sit within the Labour Government’s priority.”
Cue predictable uproar as crazed fundamentalists on both sides of the ‘row’ piled on to the Cancer’s website to have their say.
In the blue corner were frothing right wing males (they’re always male aren’t they?) spouting about Adam and Eve and gay people being ‘unnatural’ while in the red corner we had shrill liberal fundies labeling any criticism whatsoever of this latest example of utterly irrelevant New Labour-style social policy as ‘Homophobic’.
At the last count the article had attracted over 170 comments on the Cancer’s site including fascinating digressions into the secret gay life of penguins; an attempted angry denunciation from ineffectual Lib Dem gay accountant Stephen Williams MP; Labour’s Alderman Paul Smith labeling Bunter a “baffoon” and, best of all, ‘Charlie, Bristol’ who decided the whole debate has made him “depressed about the future of humanity.”
You’re not alone there Charlie.
Latest news is that the shrill liberals have now set up a little space all to themselves on the internet entirely dedicated to their moral outrage and, er … Cheap gags about abortion! They are also going to complain to the Press Complaints Commission about the Cancer apparently.
Although exactly what they think they’re complaining about is a little unclear. Does a lot of people publicly disagreeing with you on a newspaper’s website contravene the PCC code now?
Could someone just award them a grant to investigate rampant homophobia in the local press instead? Maybe then they’ll all shut the fuck up and get on with writing us a strategy we can all take the piss out of on the internet when it’s published.