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k-punk
06-02-2005, 08:56 AM
The only case for a limitation on immigration into the UK is Amanda Platell. What skills has she got that indigenous Britons lack? Surely there are enough self-serving, self-promoting, stupid, PR industry failures in the UK so why the need to import them from Australia?

Platell's column in the Times on Saturdays - in which, for instance, she moaned about 'lower class' 'servant' types getting access to her exclusive gym - was a study in affected snobbery. (No, you silly no-mark, you're not in London's version of SATC).

So here she is this morning on Breakfast with Frost, trivializing the appalling Guantanamo Bay story ('we don't have to believe this, it's all on his say-so, and LOOK, LOOK, he wanted to be a 'rap singer', tee hee') whilst affecting po-faded horror at the ludicrous accusations of anti-semitism aimed at New Labour. (btw doesn't this non-story show you how low things have sunk here: it's OK for the main political parties here to pursue a race to the bottom in promising harsher and harsher immigration policies, but posters which might, at a ridiculous stretch, be conceived of as anti-semitic are objects of abhorrence. Representation and politesse - they're serious. Things which affect people's lives: well, who cares?)

rewch
08-02-2005, 03:24 PM
couldn't let this one go... in a word yes... or at least the top three... have often heard/read her & thought how horrible she is... & australian... forgive me for anti-antipodean sentiment but she really is horrendous... & smug... & in PR... they were probably glad to be rid of her... + it is very interesting how many immigrants or descendants of immigrants are anti-immigration (which is not to say that we were not all at some point immigrants)... michael howard a case in point... oh dear... managed to work quite hard in the last week & now dissensus has got me again

rewch
08-02-2005, 03:26 PM
just to take it to a more personal level she is described here as a marilyn manson lookalike (http://www.tartmedia.co.uk/inside/2004/12/amanda_platell.php)
not very kind to mr. manson are they?

bat020
08-02-2005, 04:13 PM
Her New Statesman "media" column is really dreadful (worse even than the rest of the pisspoor magazine), dull, snobbish and crassly misogynistic.

k-punk
09-02-2005, 10:27 PM
Thank goodness, I thought I was on my own for a while there... :D

Platell's part of this weird media culture in Britain atm which seems to run on sheer stamina alone... same thought occurred to me while watching c4's 'Greatest Videos ever' --- here were ppl who had absolutely nothing of any interest to say whatsoever, yet who seemed to have a solid media career out of pure will ----

As for the New Statesman, well, the less said the better, really...

jenks
10-02-2005, 10:56 AM
i find platell's brand of dismissive toryism most repellent and she has now entered the 'esther rantzen' pantheon of people - i.e. i have to turn the tv off if i even catch them out of the corner of my eye.
p.s. glad to see you've changed over to bree - surely the true star of DH

mind_philip
10-02-2005, 12:12 PM
Aah Bree... on a totally non Amanda Platell related note, has anyone else found that the only people they know that watch Desperate Housewives are men?

Rambler
10-02-2005, 12:44 PM
New thread alert! (http://www.dissensus.com/showthread.php?t=761)

Mister Lex
10-02-2005, 01:24 PM
The answer to the question originally posed is clearly yes. She is a vain, transparently self-serving harpie who deserves to be harpooned.