Katie Hopkins leaves LBC over twitter comments

  • Broadcaster Katie Hopkins is to leave her show on LBC "immediately", the national talk radio station has said.


    The presenter, who first rose to prominence as a contestant on The Apprentice in 2007, joined LBC last April.


    Hopkins is known for her controversial opinions and regularly attracts criticism for her views.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40057165


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    Looks like Katie Hopkins has been sacked for her tweet saying there needs to be a final solution in dealing with terrorists after the Manchester attack. Looks like some people reported her to the police for racial hatred linking her comments to the Nazi Final Solution aka the extermination of the Jews in WW2.


    The bit that gets me the most is the police response to this by them sayting that the matter was, ""reviewed and assessed by specialist officers".


    It doesn't bode well for forums such as this when you can't give a opinion on something, someone takes offense, then it becomes a criminal matter.


    Don't people understand that if you do not allow free speech, within reason, and if the powers-that-be do not deal with terrorism and the related issue of immigration and different parallel cultures in the UK, then eventually REAL Nazis will come to prominence and we know where that will lead us, ie, into oblivion?

  • Would you want someone on a forum who talked about "final solutions" for entire racial groups? I wouldn't.
    I'm all for personal expressions and free speech but with free speech there are still limits of taste and decency - that crosses it.

    Mark

  • That's not what she was saying. She was saying she wanted the terrorists sorted out and I agree with her. FULLY. By whatever method.


    To equate the pre-mediated extermination of an entire religious group with wanting to rid ourselves of people who are trying to kill us, is utter nonsense. I want the terrorists wiped out and that is what she was talking about, not an entire people. How would you kill a billion plus people anyway, assuming you wanted to, unless nuclear weapons were used?


    It's becoming illegal to speak your mind and that is a very, very dangerous thing indeed because it will create the very situation that the PC/liberal brigade say they are trying to prevent.

  • That's not what she was saying. She was saying she wanted the terrorists sorted out and I agree with her. FULLY. By whatever method.


    To equate the pre-mediated extermination of an entire religious group with wanting to rid ourselves of people who are trying to kill us, is utter nonsense. I want the terrorists wiped out and that is what she was talking about, not an entire people. How would you kill a billion plus people anyway, assuming you wanted to, unless nuclear weapons were used?


    It's becoming illegal to speak your mind and that is a very, very dangerous thing indeed because it will create the very situation that the PC/liberal brigade say they are trying to prevent.


    She shouldn't have used the term "final solution".

    Mark

  • I know one thing for certain, I am going to stay away from Twitter. I may use it occasionally, but it's like the Wild West. I have been trying to read the replies to her tweet, but it's impossible to follow, it's not like a forum. Why do people love twitter so much? It's awful, awful, awful. Makes me more determined than ever to get a workable forum. If twitter is the future, then it'll be a future I'll have no part of.


    Some of the names she is being called are disgusting. She's being threatened, will this be reported to the police? No. Defend terrorist scum yes, attack someone who wants to wipe the scum out and she's hounded out of her job for it.


    RIP GB.

  • I almost used the term final solution myself yesterday in a post on here before I realised what that means to bigoted left wing zealots and establishment trolls. People don't think of nazis all the time, only the establishment flunkies do. They try hard to equate everything anyone says with Hitler so that they can score points for their ideology and drive off their rivals. 99.9% of their rivals are not neo nazis. Saying "final solution" is like saying "a solution to terrorism and lunatic religious fanatics who are violent that is not temporary." Say "final solution" and you are a nazi. I know this game and I have been trolled to death for 17 years over it by the same stupid creatures who now only have one brain cell and it's become a rabid, vicious little brain cell and it will be used for only one purpose and that is to tell teacher what a shit you are so you can be removed (they have their own "final solution" to dissenters) and they can be hoisted up as saints and heroes of the new global age, etc.


    They are as mad as brushes and to tangle with them is to tangle with a kind of nasty entity that will stalk you till you are made to go, or you kill yourself from their constant bullying (this has happened many times), they don't mind which. Social media has gone a long way in fostering this dreadful manifestation of what used to be referred to as "sucking up". It has grown wealthy as well, I notice, while bricklayers have gone to sleep in doorways but who have the humanity and courage to walk into areas where a bomb has just gone off and help pick bits of glass out of people's skin.


    Don't try and explain the new age - you cannot really explain madness, you have to fight it and to do that you need big balls, a very good cause and the ability to choose what you say and then stick to your guns if they come out of the woodwork, or the sewer, to scream at you.


    As I said to you once before, Horizon, one of the things they do is try their best to get people fired. They're cowards and their methods are dirty and their rewards are great because the establishment is very worried about people who are willing to speak their minds. But they have weapons and I mentioned them yesterday in a post. One of which is to get you fired, the other is libel. You'll be sleeping next to the out of work bricklayers before you know it if you piss them off.

  • While I have no time for Katie 'apprentice reject' Hopkins who is no more than a mouth on a stick the fact she was compared to Nazi's proves Godwins Law. 8)

    Young boys in the park jumpers for goalpost that's what footballs all about isn't it.

  • She joins many others for the similar crimes of evil self expression and the having of opinions. It really doesn't matter who you are or what you said, what counts is whether or not you have offended the Great Globule and made someone feel prompted to send a tear-stained message of complaint to the powerful authorities who pay the nasty, evil, terrible felons of freedom. If you are going to be a nasty, terrible felon of freedom, you will just have to go.


    (You can say and do whatever you like to the nasty, terrible felons of freedom, however. In which case you may go and get a jelly bean.)

  • It's not the opinion she posted, it's the use of that phrase. Whilst it could be argued that "the man in the street" might use that phrase without fully understanding the connotations, for someone in the media to use it is a disgrace. They know full well what it means and they are playing stupid and offensive games.


    She is an attention seeker, she posts this stuff on purpose to cause offence and controversy.

    Mark

  • It's a bit like the Fox News situation, as long as the "transgressions" are not too bad and the money is rolling in, the show goes on. Perhaps LBC thought they might lose advertising revenue from this and so she went.


    They hired her because she is such a bag.

  • It's not the opinion she posted, it's the use of that phrase.


    But what other phrase can be used for a final solution? A complete solution? A end solution?


    I agree, to a point, that those in prominent positions need to be careful about the use of language, case in point Trump. He says what he wants, he doesn't appear to think, or not that I can see and his words, because of his position, have ramifications.


    But I really, really object to the vitriol against her and especially the police's reaction.

  • While I have no time for Katie 'apprentice reject' Hopkins who is no more than a mouth on a stick the fact she was compared to Nazi's proves Godwins Law. 8)


    I've been around in online discussion since the beginning and now that you mentioned it, it was prevalent on usenet too.


    There is a difference between a gobby, stupid woman and a nazi. If things keep going on as they are and freedom of expression becomes illegal, as it seems to be/becoming the case, then eventually a real nazi will come into prominence and everyone will know the difference between a mouthy bag and a nazi then.

  • I remember saying his about fifteen years ago. I warned that such an individual is growing up in some angry estate or some classroom as we spoke and that if they didn't get their act together, one or other of them would become the man of the moment on account of their inability to do anything about a large sinkhole opening beneath them.


    As usual, they will stand there on the deck of the Good Ship Lollipop, yapping at you and singing "That will never happen", while the water laps at their nostrils and their ship goes down.

  • In a way, suppression of freedom of thought and out inability to act against terrorism will create the very situation, a bit like Islamists, for a real nazi to come along.


    Good post LW. As you say, there could be someone, as yet unknown, on a estate now and things are simmering in them, especially if they can't get a job due to cheap foreign labour. That could be the tipping point for them.


    God help us all if things aren't sorted out soon and they won't be.

  • In my city last week there was a march against foreign nationals. This is not because Africans are bastards or racists or anything else but because the migrants who come for work are taking the work of locals. It inevitably leads to strife. Fix the problem in all those countries by hoofing all of those useless governments, and you go a long way to solving the problems that cause migration and misery in the first place and make more profitable alliances with decent trading partners.

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