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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A Chav Christmas, or just lousy journalism...

ChavtivityMy fellow blogger East Cliff Richard recently posted an image sent in by a Mr X showing an artistic rendition of a Chav Nativity Scene. ECR jocularly stated it was based on a Margate nativity, and that was enough for our local journalists - today's yourthanet (page 3) has Steve Ladyman incensed, declaring it bigotry - "whoever drew it doesn't come from Thanet, doesn't care about Thanet's image and doesn't care who he or she offends". A pretty good description of the local journalism too - this image has been around for a few days, and the simplest Google search would show Wednesday's London freebie, the Metro, reckoning it's set in Glasgow, with the Telegraph pinning it down to Mostyn Bus Shelter. I think they employ journalists.

Mind you the the Mayor of Crawley is also furious at this depiction of her town, presumably because some other intrepid local hack called for a quote, and no-one could be bothered to CHECK THE FACTS. This is how wars get started...

The artist probably thought it was a biting satire (or wry comment) on modern society - either way it has some satirical and topical merit, but all the kneejerkers can see is that it might reflect badly on their little bit of the world. Sad.

5 comments:

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Sad indeed.

BTW, will you be going to the event of the year at Hartsdown Park on Boxing Day?

(Kick-off 1pm)

ZumiWeb said...
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ZumiWeb said...

I know I'll regret asking this - what event is that then?

ZumiWeb said...

OK, I've worked it out - sorry, football is not always on the top of my list of things to do at Chrsitmas (or ever, to be honest). For those that like it, I can see that it would be a great way to burn off the calories, shouting in the cold and jumping up and down. I'll be at another family do, which will probably be as loud, if not quite as cold.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Journos eh? You make something up, and they swallow it. Or run with it.

Anyone remember questions in the house about that new drug 'cake' that's sweeping the country? Or Phil Collins talking Nonce Sense?