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Re: Question Time
« on: December 19, 2008, 09:48:03 AM »

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Re: Question Time
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008, 12:47:11 PM »

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Hey, ever watch a show on some station in the UK called Question Time? I watched an episode on Youtube that had both Hitchens brothers on the panel trashing and defending Blair and the War in Iraq and Afghanistan and it was pretty damn good. That mayor of London guy who use to be an MP is hilarious.
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Re: Question Time
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2008, 03:27:53 PM »

Hey, ever watch a show on some station in the UK called Question Time?

Question Time is a BBC production and is pretty much essential viewing for anyone in the UK with an interest in politics. I've been lucky enough to be in the audience on a couple of occasions as the programme is filmed in a different place each night. They have a knack for having a great spread of panellists ranging from serious political figures to actors with a brain etc.

It can be hilarious watching some fluffy "political activist" getting ripped to shreds by a great debator with sand in his/her vagina about a subject and thats only the audience members!
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Re: Question Time
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2008, 12:18:25 AM »

Question Time is a BBC production and is pretty much essential viewing for anyone in the UK with an interest in politics. I've been lucky enough to be in the audience on a couple of occasions as the programme is filmed in a different place each night. They have a knack for having a great spread of panellists ranging from serious political figures to actors with a brain etc.

It can be hilarious watching some fluffy "political activist" getting ripped to shreds by a great debator with sand in his/her vagina about a subject and thats only the audience members!

Interesting. So you have been in the audience? Do they screen the audience? From the questions i saw, the audience didnt seem to include the typical cross section of dimwits. They all seemed politically astute and asked good questions. How often is the show on?
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Re: Question Time
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2008, 06:54:31 AM »

Interesting. So you have been in the audience? Do they screen the audience?

Yeah, i live near Blackpool which is normally one of the annual venues for one of the major party conferences so QT comes here at least once a year and yeah they show the audience and yeah i've been on screen lol. As for the rest, HTH.

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David Dimbleby has hosted the programme since the mid 1990s
In the years since it was first broadcast on 25 September 1979, Question Time has become something of a national institution, offering British voters a unique opportunity to quiz top decision-makers on the events of the day.
David Dimbleby is the current host of the programme, building on the authority and approachability of his predecessors, Sir Robin Day and Peter Sissons.

Each year, some 30,000 members of the public apply to join the debate by being in the studio audience.

The panels are drawn from significant figures in politics as well as industry, the media and entertainment.

But at the heart of Question Time is the audience - both in the studio and at home.

The programme is recorded in front of a live audience from around 2030 GMT each Thursday. The reasons for not broadcasting live at 2235 GMT are to limit inconvenience to spectators and guests - enabling them to appear on the programme at locations across the country and still return to their homes at a reasonable hour - and therefore maximise the number of leading politicians and political commentators willing to take part.

The recording is done in a single take, precisely as if it were broadcast live. Some exchanges occasionally have to be edited out for legal or taste/decency reasons.

Any text messages sent in when the programme goes out at 2235 GMT are live responses to the guests' remarks as they are broadcast and the subsequent text exchanges on Ceefax and red button are also live. Guests are not warned in advance about questions to be asked

The programme is also available for everyone on the internet with an online audience in the UK and abroad.

You can watch each programme by clicking on the Latest Programme link on the right hand side of the page.

You can join the debate here on the website and find out who's saying what and where with the Question Time map:


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A selection of viewers' comments appear during the programme on Ceefax and red button page 155, which allows you to continue watching the programme while messages appear across the foot of your TV screen.

Also you can find out who is on the panel as well as the topic of the question under debate.

Each week, the programme receives up to 5,000 viewer comments.

A team of journalists at TV Centre sorts and selects messages as they arrive and publishes as many of them as possible.

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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2008, 03:26:08 PM »

LOL, well that explains it - you have to apply to be in the audience. That's a refreshing change from the typical quality of audience questions im use to hearing here at college campus speeches and other venues. So many people who can't think for themselves just repeat the obvious bollocks they hear from their favorite AM radio talk show host.

Im glad to learn that I can follow this program online. It's very much in tune with our forum purpose which is the exchange, discussion and debating of ideas and social issues. I wish we had a show like that here but for now I'll have to settle for Real Time with Bill Maher. For those curious, here's the link to some old shows.. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/question_time/classic_editions/default.stm

...and Part I of the episode i referred to earlier.



(the other parts are available at the end and at the Youtube page)
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Re: Re: Question Time
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2008, 03:55:34 PM »

Ive been in the audiance once in London. Its a fucking crock. They get you to write out the questions beforehand then "someone" selects the "suitable" questions. Those that are chosen are placed at specific places in the audiance so the panelist(Dimbleby?) can easily point to them.


so my questions designed to make the average Islington Metrosexual girlyboy squirm like fuck where not chosen. Oh and I was part of a group invite, I dont grovel for invites like that northerm monkey scoundralz.

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Re: Re: Question Time
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2008, 04:06:54 PM »

Just watched that clip, haven't seen that episode. chris hitchens is fucking destroying shirley williams.

Wanna watch the rest now.
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Re: Re: Question Time
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2008, 07:06:02 PM »

They get you to write out the questions beforehand then "someone" selects the "suitable" questions.

That'll be to stop tube tarnished deviants like you asking Peter Mandelson what size ball gag he uses with royalty or Lembit Opik whether the Cheeky Girls give it him two's up the arse or other such relevant stuff.  :hammer:

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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2008, 07:52:46 PM »

Ive been in the audiance once in London. Its a fucking crock. They get you to write out the questions beforehand then "someone" selects the "suitable" questions. Those that are chosen are placed at specific places in the audiance so the panelist(Dimbleby?) can easily point to them.

No offense my man, but if I'm in charge of selecting suitable audience questions and I come across one of your so called dyslexia special narratives, I may be moving on to the next one, you know what I mean? The last thing I need is to take a chance and pick someone to ask a question with an 8 second stutter on every other word which your writings may make me think of.


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And C.H. did destroy Shirley Williams with a vengence right off the bat. I wonder if there was some pre-existing acrimony there but I love to see politicians take it on the chin like that on TV. Too many people give way too much deference to politicians just like they do to people with a religious title. That's the kind of personal attack/flaming which we like to see around here.

 
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Re: Re: Question Time
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2008, 08:39:13 PM »

I'll spell it out in more detail.

1. You write out questions(I wrote out 4 or 5)

2 Some young blonde assistant approachs certain people about the questions of intrest to clarify(I was spoken to about 2 of them, positivly received.)


3 Said blonde bimbo then says they will be presented to the "Producer"/Controller/political officer/Big Brother, who will select the ones to be used.

Yup its rigged like all the leftwing crap at the BBC but watching the Chuckle brothers slam williams et al is worth the effort.


shirley williams is both leftish political establishment and turncoat for defecting from Labour when it was run by trots to form the Social Democratic Party. Either would be enough to get under Hitchens skin.


Or it could be that say, with the far right at least they are honest in their bigotry. Wereas clowns like Williams will denounce terrorism in one breath then side with them in the next(The clip is a good example), while assuming the airs and graces of high minded moral superiority. To intelligent people like CH who spot this easily it does breed contempt imo.


Theres another episode where a Richard Littlejohn caught a Polly toynbee(right and leftwing journalists respectivly) being hypocritical and really stuck the knife in to some gasps from the ordiance. Shut Toynbee up good and proper though.
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Re: Question Time
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2008, 09:00:38 PM »

I love the part in the clip when CH is talking about Rushdie and his literature and language and how he knows it better than "some of our politicians appear to do" while suddenly looking and pointing towards Shirley's direction with his head. That was classic Hitchens.  :rotf:
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Re: Question Time
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2008, 09:30:27 PM »

It surprises me how the left hates Hitchens.  I thought he was an unabashed liberal until 9/11.  He still wrecks the religious fundamentalists from time to time.
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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2008, 05:15:23 AM »

It surprises me how the left hates Hitchens.  I thought he was an unabashed liberal until 9/11.  He still wrecks the religious fundamentalists from time to time.

Not conforming to ideological script and thinking for yourself scares some people.


The thing is in the days of communism there was a lot of unknowns and ignorance so a more even debate was possible.

Post WTC so much is known about exstreme islam that any occidentalist liberal sounds retarded and is easily called on it.

Political correctness became a more obvious result of being hit with the stupid stick.
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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2008, 05:18:20 AM »

I would Describe CH as left/libertarian, his brother as right/nationalist/libertarian. an interesting brew
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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2008, 12:58:27 PM »

When CH first came to my attention around 1990 or 89 and I had the chance to see him for the first time, i think he was a closet Marxist! He was definitely far left.

He was even more acerbic back then than he is now and his main target was Ronald Reagan, Admiral Poindexter and the others involved with Iran-Contra. Back then I held an office in my school's college Republicans and i remember thinking "wow, who the fuck is this guy", I have never seen a leftist lecturer/ debater like this who was out to personally attack and vilify people but whose points actually made sense and were very difficult to refute. He easily blew his opponents away in a debate i saw him in. I still couldn't stand him because of ideology.

Now, cut to 2008, he's a U.S. citizen and a registered Republican! He's also my favorite writer and political commentator! :lol:

CH (and Colin Powel) were a big influence on me in my evolution from an ideologue Republican to becoming much more open minded and libertarian on social issues and foreign policy. 

I think Clinton and 9/11 are the major events for his shift to the right. He was also involved in some kind of dispute with his lefty editors in the magazine he worked at, i think after 9/11.



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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2008, 03:29:36 PM »

I started of on the left, being barred from the young Socialists for being to leftwing.

Gave up on the left during the Falklands war as many leftwingers seemed to side with general Galtieri and had no principles whatso ever. Flirted with many ideologies, joined the conservative students for the parties and a libertarian stance. The more I studied economics the less i liked politics in general and politicians in particular after meeting about a dozen or so elected MP's, union leaders etc

Now I'm just happy to say what I dam well like.
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