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BBC Music to run nationwide "Glastonbury replacement" in 2018.

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Same weekend as best festival around just now.. Bearded Theory, so count me out.. 

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6 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

it's not been said that this 'alternative to Glastonbury' will be free. There's plenty of BBC-run events that aren't free.

And even if its not free, it'll shut up the "BBC wasting everyone's money" parade

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59 minutes ago, Deadendfriends8 said:

And even if its not free, it'll shut up the "BBC wasting everyone's money" parade

Oh would that it did so, old chap!

The anti-Auntie mob have the scent of blood up their nostrils after Brexit and they want to do Murdoch's bidding.

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7 minutes ago, Rumblestripe said:

Oh would that it did so, old chap!

The anti-Auntie mob have the scent of blood up their nostrils after Brexit and they want to do Murdoch's bidding.

PMSL ... I bet you over half the people posting here are funding Murdoch.

You don't have to be a moron brexiter to be a moron Murdoch supporter.

Now, who's cancelling their sky package? No one? Thought so. ;)

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3 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

PMSL ... I bet you over half the people posting here are funding Murdoch.

You don't have to be a moron brexiter to be a moron Murdoch supporter.

Now, who's cancelling their sky package? No one? Thought so. ;)

Spot on. I've often thought this. The whole 'don't buy the sun' thing is kind of meaningless if you're forking over 50 quid a month for sky sports etc.

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I mean the Sun thing is more to do with Hillsborough and their irresponsible journalism rather than Murdoch. But I agree, people need to ditch Sky as well. 

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Just now, MattDavies__ said:

I mean the Sun thing is more to do with Hillsborough and their irresponsible journalism rather than Murdoch. But I agree, people need to ditch Sky as well. 

That's utter bollocks. Your line is the one that Murdoch funders roll out to give themselves a free pass.

Real lefties have been boycotting Murdoch for 5+ years prior to that.

For many it started with the move to Fortress Wapping. For me personally, it started before that when, as an electrician, I became aware of how Murdoch was buying the union (ETU, which became the EETPU) to the detriment of other unionised workers .

There's quite possibly boycotts going back further. There's a reason why Thatcher needed (worthless) Murdoch guarantees in 1981 when he took over The Times, for example.

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I have never have and never will have a sky subscription because of Murdoch. I have never bought the scum. But I'm sure I'm still funding that c**ts pockets. 

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49 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

That's utter bollocks. Your line is the one that Murdoch funders roll out to give themselves a free pass.

Real lefties have been boycotting Murdoch for 5+ years prior to that.

For many it started with the move to Fortress Wapping. For me personally, it started before that when, as an electrician, I became aware of how Murdoch was buying the union (ETU, which became the EETPU) to the detriment of other unionised workers .

There's quite possibly boycotts going back further. There's a reason why Thatcher needed (worthless) Murdoch guarantees in 1981 when he took over The Times, for example.

Well i've literally just said I don't give money to Murdoch so I dunno where that came from but I'm not denying people have boycotted since way before then, just for the majority that was/is (now its been back in the news) the tipping point. 

Good on anyone that's been doing it since before then. 

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4 minutes ago, MattDavies__ said:

so I dunno where that came from

from you suggesting that the boycotting was about boycotting just The Sun rather than Murdoch.

Some of us didn't give him a free pass over stuff that was far worse than Hillsboro (which at it's core was just defamation, something the sun does every week).

 

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3 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

from you suggesting that the boycotting was about boycotting just The Sun rather than Murdoch.

Some of us didn't give him a free pass over stuff that was far worse than Hillsboro (which at it's core was just defamation, something the sun does every week).

Yeah okay sorry I can see why that wasn't clear and came across as silly now- I'm totally supportive of anyone boycotting any of his stuff, whatever the reason. 

For what its worth I was completely unaware of the Wapping thing but that's another to add to the list so cheers :P 

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No need to be down Matt's throat when he's correct. The vast majority of those boycotting The Sun aren't doing it as an entire anti-Murdoch standpoint, but an anti-Sun one - Hillsborough being the crux.   

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Back on topic - I'm not holding my breath for this. But curious to see how it goes.

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I'm boycotting NowTV this year, which means I've ended up pirating Game Of Thrones.  I looked into Amazon. Google Play etc, but couldn't find any legal way to see the latest episodes without paying Murdoch.  A shame, since it's a genuinely good service (I was weak last year), but I can't fund that man.

I keep waiting to hear some awful news about Netflix' business practices.  I really don't want to dump them!

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13 minutes ago, Tuna said:

No need to be down Matt's throat when he's correct. The vast majority of those boycotting The Sun aren't doing it as an entire anti-Murdoch standpoint, but an anti-Sun one - Hillsborough being the crux.   

I don't disagree, but that's not quite what was said. The talk was about "doing Murdoch's bidding".

i pointed out that him saying people boycotted The Sun and not Murdoch wasn't correct.

I could and should have used milder language, but wrong is still wrong.

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32 minutes ago, stuartbert two hats said:

 

I keep waiting to hear some awful news about Netflix' business practices.  I really don't want to dump them!

If they could keep that quiet until after the new series of Bojack Horseman and Stranger Things I'd be incredibly grateful.

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8 hours ago, eFestivals said:

you should do it. It's a lovely festival for the musically open-minded - and it's much more than just 'world music' - tho it is a bit middle class and tame.

I've been going to womad on & off for nearly along as i've been going to Glastonbury. 

I'm thinking for next year: Bearded, Womad and Boomtown should cover all bases. 

(Funds depending of course - I've got a massive trip away happening in August) 

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