Friday, May 12, 2006

BBC reporter spends a day in hell with (urrgh!) Americans

On the Today programme this morning, the BBC’s North America Business Correspondent Guto Harri began a report on the E3 computer games expo with the following:
To many people spending a day at this conference would be like spending a day in hell. It’s noisy, it’s crowded and there are big screens everywhere projecting the latest video games. [Cue sound of explosions and cries of pain]. But Americans love them.
I'm guessing that the 'many people' must be refined European-types, because evidently all Americans are idiots transfixed by shiny baubles and loud noises.

Typical snobbish, offhand anti-Americanism from the BBC.



[Listen here - approx 22 minutes in]

7 Comments:

Blogger Wolfie said...

Fucking true though!

3:11 pm  
Blogger Nahanni said...

I guess that Guto Harri is not aware of the fact that even "sophisticated Europeans" play these games, too.

I have played Ever Quest and Ever Quest 2 for 6 years. I play with people from England, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Kuwait, Singapore, India, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Brazil and even Greenland. In EQ1 my grouping partners were from Britain, Germany, Kuwait and Italy. In EQ2 I normally group with 3 Dutchmen, a Croat and a Greenlander.

These people are all adults, all have families and "lives" (some of their kids play, too) and probably are more knowledgable about the world then ol' Guto Harri ever could be. I have visited them and been their guests and they have visited me.

3:52 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Abolish the TV license fee. I'm sick of subsidising these sneering, self-righteous, overpayed, anti-American, anti-British parasites. Send the BBC moonbats out into the real world to work for a living.

10:10 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember this twat (Guto Harri) on-air snearingly impersonating Paul Bremer's "We got him" declaration following the capture of Saddam.

D*ckhead.

10:44 pm  
Blogger dirty dingus said...

BTW at my blog I'm reporting on the BBC's truly excellent expert interview skills.

So much for BBC news leadership....

12:22 pm  
Blogger DFH said...

You seem to have ballsed up the link dingus. Did you mean here?

3:18 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You hit the nail right on the head with your comment, "I'm guessing that the 'many people' must be refined European-types, because evidently all Americans are idiots transfixed by shiny baubles and loud noises."

You've clearly spent a lot of time with the Yanks. How´s the therapy going?

12:13 pm  

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