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Today’s Waterford Whispers.

Fluffybiscuits writes:

Lots of commentary saying this has crossed the line. I don’t know, I thought it was pretty sharp..what say the BS commentariat?

Dead Refugees Criticised For Appalling D-Day Landing Reenactments (Waterford Whispers)

46 thoughts on “The Longest Day

  1. Amsterdamaged

    BS are the wrong people to ask. They love to censor information. They will mourn Charlie Hebdo, but remove your comment if it doesn’t fit their PC agenda. Liberal censorship is insidious. Unlike right wing suppression of free speech, which we have come to expect, liberal censorship is more difficult to spot. In comes in the guise of respecting others opinions, but if you dare to disagree with them, BS will immediately delete your comments.

    This site has become a circle jerk when it comes to debate because of this, and if you’re not in the clique, you opinions will be shouted down by the usual suspects using the usual rhetoric.

    Sad really, BS could be so much more, but I suppose every media outlet has its own agenda.

    1. DaithiG

      I see loads of comments on here vehemently disagreeing with BS and each other.

      You can do the same (like you just did), just don’t slander people or use foul language, and for the courtesy of your own reputation, don’t use CAPS LOCK to get your point across.

      1. Sido

        No he has a good point. We reached peak Broadsheet about three or fours years ago, It’s gong steadily downhill.

      1. fluffybiscuits

        I have had a few comments deleted but I imagine it was because my ire is sometimes misdirected which is fair enough but I dont think they practice wide scale censorship…

        1. The Key of G

          So have I. But so what – it’s not my website. No-one’s going to sue me for defamation or slander.

      2. The Key of G

        This is dreadful “censorship ” here Broadsheet – how could you? My expletive was much more apposite in the original version.

    2. Kieran NYC

      “Comments and questions are welcome.

      Racism, sexism, homophobia, misogyny, misandry, libel, abuse, bullying, incitement to hatred and hijacking the usernames of other commenters are not. In fairness.”

      In fact you could argue they’re not strict enough.

      1. Amsterdamaged

        And who decides exactly what constitutes racism,sexism, homophobia etcetra? You?
        As always on BS the usual clique show up, and debate is smothered. THERE SHALL BE NO DISSENT!

        It´s the same with every abortion post. You never want to hear anyother viewpoint but prochoice. Its one cliquie circle jerk.

        I’m off to 9gag
        I shall leave you with this:

        “It’s now very common to hear people say, ‘I’m rather offended by that.’ As if that gives them certain rights. It’s actually nothing more… than a whine. ‘I find that offensive.’ It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. ‘I am offended by that.’ Well, so fucking what.”

        Stephen Fry

    3. Shayna

      Jesus H,Allah,Jahweh,The Prophet Mohammed, Lord Buddhah, or in my case – nobody! I don’t think that’s fair to BS. In my opinion, it’s fair comment only – perhaps the moderated text is BS merely doing their job? – To be fair?

  2. The Real Jane

    I like it. It very successfully highlights a distinction between our good deaths and their bad/meaningless deaths.

  3. andy

    I was thinking similar for Trumps arrival in Doonbeg ?? Not dead obviously but pretty gory looking reminders of where Hegemony with War-Mongers in Shannon brings us to ??

    1. Twunt

      Ask yourself this, if it is to be Trump or Clinton, who is the more likely to start a war?

      Trump – Businessman and gobspoo

      Clinton – Bought and paid by defence contractors.

  4. munkifisht

    You have every right to be offended, but you have no right to get what you want because you are offended, but if you are, then perhaps rethink things. What’s more offensive? A satire that highlights the heinousness of the world we’re living in where this is acceptable, or the fact that men, women, children and families are drowning and dying to get to a place where they are vilified and looked down on.

  5. Bernie

    People simply aren’t reading it. Amazes me that they can read all of the other articles and ‘Love Waterford Whispers’ but then when something like this comes along (hard hitting satire) they are all offended, like they’ve misunderstood what the site was about all this time!

    From the article:

    “And their reenactments were historically inaccurate as many of the people involved were women and children,” the commenter added, “here I was trying to acknowledge a time when man’s inhumanity to man was at its most potent and these selfish people were trying to steal the limelight”

  6. fluffybiscuits

    I thought it was fairly sharp but it has drawn criticism from some on social media. Satire should do exactly what it does, make people feel uncomfortable…

  7. Fully Keen

    Not a single picture of the bloated and rotting corpses on any news outlet. Hundreds washed up on a coastline. We don’t need reality, we want nice safe images.

    Satire doesn’t have to work all the time, but it shouldn’t be judged to be crossing a line. Who draws the line?

    Yer ma?

  8. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

    Anything that takes off the Mail is fine in my books

  9. Spaghetti Hoop

    This is clever satire.
    It will still provoke loud outcries from those who prefer cuddly kittens and motivational posters in their daily screen feed.

  10. Eoin

    Not sure whether to laugh or cry about this but it is undeniably witty. I’ve never had anything deleted from BS and I’m a compete racist Nazi scumbag. But seriously, I’ve only had posts pulled due to expletives.

    1. Harry Molloy

      I don’t think I ever had any pulled which surprises me, given I’m usually in an argument.

  11. The People's Hero

    I played Cards Against Humanity for the first time last Friday. There’s very little left to shock me after that….

  12. Andy

    I do not support this.

    Millions went to their deaths in WW2 to face a German war machine intent on dominating the entire of mainland Europe under fascist rule.

    Remembrance is not about the politicians who sent those young men to die, it is about the young men on all sides who fought and died during those battles.

    Days like that should never be used for political gain.

    Respect appears to be in short supply these days.

  13. Sido

    If you think this is satire, then you need to try real satire. There’s good bad and indifferent in everything, This is just a bunch of thick tossers trying to be clever and failing in the result. The only possible offence one could take would be at their lack of intelligence and sophistication.
    On a brighter note though, there could be a future for them in comedy at RTE. Maybe doing one of those “Candid Camera” rip-off shows or writing witty comments for Ray D’Arcy.

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