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Khandro | 12:22 Sat 07th Mar 2020 | News
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'..... If you look on social media, you will find there is a broad right-left split. The left thinks we are all going to die and that this is the consequence of human selfishness and eating meat and capitalism and Trump and Boris and people flying everywhere. They believe that the 500,000 [deaths] figure is an underestimate: they yearn for disaster, to believe that it is happening, that we are all doomed and it serves us right.

The right, broadly, remains as dismissive of the virus as it was during stage one, pointing out that even in countries that don’t have proper drains or representative democracy, the death rate from Covid-19 is still stubbornly low — yes, even in Iran. They challenge the headlines and the experts, suggesting that people are dying more rapidly of other ailments and that the stats for Covid-19 so far don’t add up to a hill of beans, in the grand scheme of things.....'

So says Rod Liddle, where are you?

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He didn't claim it. He said 'maybe'. Give it a rest, Jim. Spite is nasty and it shows.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/
I love how you think that "maybe" lets him off the hook. If it were an off-the-cuff remark he'd have left it at that, but he tried to justify it -- as your own link shows (or would if you had a natural ability to get links correct). "People are really surprised I understand this stuff," he says beforehand, clearly believing their sycophancy.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/maybe-i-have-a-natural-ability-trump-plays-medical-expert-on-coronavirus-by-second-guessing-the-professionals/2020/03/06/3ee0574c-5ffb-11ea-9055-5fa12981bbbf_story.html
You need a better hook.
// He didn't claim it. He said 'maybe'. Give it a rest, Jim. Spite is nasty and it shows.//

yeah spite is nasty - I feel sorry for the public health officials - they like their jobs and tasty salaries
but have to put up with some real crip from their Leader - the much loved prez etc

reluctance to tackle the issue as it is all driven by profit and fees = the lucky pople in quarantine were invited to pay for their tests ......
"People are really surprised I understand this stuff," he says mebbe I have natural abilities

oh yeah I see -the maybe means he expects the answer "no" and not "yes"
righto! as someone often says - got it!
or 'clearly its AB in full flow' as I often say
> So says Rod Liddle, where are you?

Where am I? Well, I always thought Rod Liddle was a [email protected] and see no reason to change my mind based on this garbage.
// Rod Liddle. Roderick E. Liddle (born 1 April 1960) is an English journalist, and an associate editor of The Spectator. He was an editor of BBC Radio 4's Today programme.//

a bit about rod liddle
just in case a standard AB er thinks
who he den?
I like Rod. He was a communist and an aBBC insider but like anyone else with more than 2 brain-cells to rub together left all that juvenile nonsense behind him.
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Rod Liddle was, after being a member of the Labour Party for 37 years, expelled (largely at the behest of the boy-wonder Owen Jones) from the Labour Party for writing that Antisemitism was endemic within the Muslim community, which is a true & inescapable fact, & which many Muslims will admit to - it's even a directive written in the Koran to do so!
I’m inclined to agree with ellipsis about Rod Liddle.
He had a long running spat with Alistair Campbell once. I’d never liked Campbell up to that point but then I realised that everything is relative :-)
pudding or not, it’s definitely garbage
Somehow *** got changed to pudding.
Well, that’ll do :-)
//Rod Liddle was, after being a member of the Labour Party for 37 years, expelled (largely at the behest of the boy-wonder Owen Jones)//

Ron Liddle is usually a straight talker. Owen Jones on the other hand ... what a creature!
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ichi; Are you saying you prefer Alistair Campbell to Rod Liddle ?
Are you serious?
I think he is, Khandro. Extraordinary!
Yes.
Might seem strange to you but I wouldn’t lose any sleep over that :-)
In the exchanges between them I desperately wanted to side with Liddle. After all, Campbell was the big hate figure in the media.
But it became clear that I just couldn’t
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OMG!

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