Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Fagburn: Gay Media Watch!

Fagburn is proud to announce the announcement of GAY MEDIA WATCH!
GAY MEDIA WATCH will be watching the gay media, and watching the straight media in a gay way, and pointing out when they publish absolute nonsense, pure poppycock and sheer tomfoolery.
A bit like Fagburn already does, but with a name that sounds a bit more sane and respectable?
Will GAY MEDIA WATCH be sending out endless press releases?
Yes. Nothing really happened unless the media get a press release about it, and if you send a press release it's NEWS!
Who is behind GAY MEDIA WATCH?
It's just me, basically. I have no friends.
Can we see your accounts?
No comment.
As a gay media watcher what conclusions have you drawn?
It's all a load of bollocks and I can't understand how they get away with it.
But I've come to realise that's what journalism means; it's what you can get away with.
And a lot of people like being lied to.
Are you accusing the media of systematic lying when reporting gay news stories?
Yes, but I think it's more to do with Nick Davies' idea of churnalism - ie the writers are often ignorant and lazy, and often overworked - rather than Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman's propaganda model.
There is no conspiracy here, beyond stupidity.
Oh, and bourgeois hegemony, which is a reflection of this.
Two big words there, any idea what they mean?
Do you ever fear battling this is all completely pointless?
Yes, Camus and Nietzsche died for your sins, or someone else's.
Gramsci got it half-right, maybe you can't fight against thought control of the public mind (Hegemony is hegemony).
eg Tell a lie about how bad Russia is and the gays will spunk.
Tell the truth and they'll want to kill you.
Your citing of late European philosophers is a bit Sixth Form, dear.
You should hear what I think about the ancient Greeks...
What will you be doing in the following year?
Howling at the wind, pissing in the rain, and barking at the moon, as per.
GAY MEDIA WATCH, good day!

PS Thanks to the little Irish fella who did the logo. x


  1. Basically the same shit under a different name.

  2. Can we expect you modelling your e̶x̶p̶e̶n̶s̶i̶v̶e̶ extensive range of rainbow-coloured Mediawatch briefs that we can buy to help support the LGBT community?

    PS. Journalists overworked? I guess all that cut and pasting can take it out of you. Do journalists ever need to leave the office these days?