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UK: Nasty Mr Dawkins is at it again!

April 23, 2013

How dare he draw attention to people saying stupid things in public!

For instance, Tom Watson, the MP who pursued Murdoch, tweeted back almost at once: “You really are a gratuitously unpleasant man”. To this Dawkins replied “Actually no. Just frank. You’d ridicule palpably absurd beliefs of any other kind. Why make an exception for religion?”

“You are gratuitously unpleasant; I am just frank” comes straight out of the Yes Minister catechism of irregular verbs.

Which means what, exactly? Brown’s whole article is an exercise in sidestepping the issues and generating column inches out of artificial outrage.


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