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7:59 PM - Jul 10, 2018 #1

Morrissey Official

New Balls Please
The Case of the Missing Balls

- By P. Katsis

Ho Hum……..another boring day, another boring story in The Guardian about Morrissey.

How long ago was that comment about Mr Robinson? More than a month ago?

And The Guardian are still writing about it?

Must be sad for the editors to know they need to write about Morrissey in order to have anyone buy or read their shit paper.

Must be even more disappointing for them that the event they helped back in Manchester on Sunday night was a complete failure.

No one attended.

Bottom line is Morrissey doesn’t need Mr Lee, or The Guardian, for anything.

He is still doing quite fine, even in the UK.

At this point The Guardian could not be more predictable. More insignificant to the music audience. I did not think that possible to be honest.

Most folks know The Guardian has had it out for M for years now.

And most folks realize that when the Guardian prints a headline saying Former Morrissey fans plan an anti-racist rally, …..
that nobody involved with planning the rally was an ex-Morrissey fan.

The Guardian is but one thing.

Where are the music writers who actually have balls? Are there any contrarians left out there?

Anyone that appreciates that an artist actually has any opinions at all?

Or still writes socially conscious lyrics in his music?

We all hate Trump over here, but I’d like to think we are not all mindless idiots with the same cookie-cutter opinions on every subject.

Since when do the N.M.E. and Noisey agree with The Guardian about anything?

Where has the “Underground" gone?

Plus let’s face it…...

Despite what you think of his political opinions, has anyone known Morrissey to have actually committed a crime?

Or even been accused of committing any crimes?

Do you really think he backs everything that Tommy Robinson believes? Or just his thoughts on Immigration?

When he talks about The Chinese being a sub-species, is he really talking about the Chinese people??

Or is he more than likely making reference to the Chinese government and their unforgivable treatment of animals?

When he starts a comment off by declaring that he hates rape, and hates to hear that anyone has to deal with abuse…..

is he really backing up Kevin Spacey like every headline posted???

Or was he saying it was unlikely that particular 14 year old didn’t suspect what he was getting into by going to that room?

By making any commentary, does Morrissey deserve the same treatment by the press as Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, R Kelly, or Brand New?

People that have actually been accused rape and abuse?

So why does he get included with all of them? Because his opinions deserve that inclusion? Give me a break.

How come there is never a voice raised to point out the obvious?

Because the bottom line is it’s always a better headline when an editor hand picks the parts of the comment that implies the worst.

Certainly controversy has always been king, but never so much as it is now in this “click bait” world that we live in.

Controversy pays off big. So who are we kidding? It’s clear these editors have their agenda set. Pure capitalism.

And if you are a “Has-Been Haslam” type, and you have a book coming out, then….. why not take a shot?

The press will cover it and you’ll get some attention you can’t get any other way.

Smarter people are hopefully not fooled by that kind of crap, but…..some people only read the headlines, and…...

...what’s sad is if folks read enough of those headlines they almost become fact in the ether of today’s version of “the truth”.

Of course I have to admit I’m just a Yank so I can’t even pretend to be an expert on the UK press or British politics.

Although it certainly appeared to be a very interesting day in politics in London yesterday.

The world is a mess right now. Plenty of liberals have mixed opinions for the first time.

And certainly in this age of political correctness and #metoo it would be best to say nothing.

But from this outsiders view, and what no one seems willing to say, is that the UK press seems to have lost their balls somewhere.

Has anyone seen them? - PK
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8:08 PM - Jul 10, 2018 #2

Thankfully everything is put to bed! You know my thoughts so I’ll say nowt more!
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8:23 PM - Jul 10, 2018 #3

So.... who is P. Katsis??


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8:31 PM - Jul 10, 2018 #4

mammaof3 wrote:So.... who is P. Katsis??

I don’t know, but I’d sure buy him a drink, sounds like a real top hole guy!!!
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8:36 PM - Jul 10, 2018 #5

Reggie Peppery wrote:Thankfully everything is put to bed! You know my thoughts so I’ll say nowt more!
I disagree.... this doesn't answer anything for me. An attack against newspapers and a denial of accusations isn't an explanation of Morrissey's comments. But I wouldn't expect to get the truth from an anonymous write up... or from the man himself, to be honest.

The only part that rings true is about only reading the click bait headlines being used to cause controversy. Unfortunately, my disappointment in the man comes from his actual words... not the headlines.
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8:48 PM - Jul 10, 2018 #6

I see what you’re doing Mama, Naughty, Naughty! I was almost tempted in there! You’ve got to get up pretty early in the morning to catch old Reggie out!

Obviously it’s disappointing that you feel like that, Davie aired some questions the other day and I think this answers them very nicely, addressing any ambiguity foursquare and head on!

Obviously you don’t live in the U.K. so you cannot understand that we are currently disintegrating, Turmoil was Trumps word, you have to be here!
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9:23 PM - Jul 10, 2018 #7

Will the world end in the day time? I really don't know.
Will the world end in the night time? I really don't know.
Is there any point in having any children? Oh, I don't know

But I do know, that it's here and it's now
So stretch out and wait
Stretch out and wait
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2:48 AM - Jul 11, 2018 #8

Reggie Peppery wrote:I see what you’re doing Mama, Naughty, Naughty! I was almost tempted in there! You’ve got to get up pretty early in the morning to catch old Reggie out!

Obviously it’s disappointing that you feel like that, Davie aired some questions the other day and I think this answers them very nicely, addressing any ambiguity foursquare and head on!

Obviously you don’t live in the U.K. so you cannot understand that we are currently disintegrating, Turmoil was Trumps word, you have to be here!
Not trying to stir anything up, Reggie.... just stating my opinion like you stated yours.

Without knowing who the writer is, though.... it's just another opinion to me. It happens to be an opinion you agree with, so it makes sense that you would see it as the final say on the matter. I cannot say the same.


And....it might surprise you, but as ethnocentric as the US can be, we do actually have access to some world news over here. Granted, keeping track of what Trump is up to each day is both depressing and time consuming.... but it is possible to look up occasionally and notice what's going on other parts of the world. ;)
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2:51 AM - Jul 11, 2018 #9

DAVIE wrote:Will the world end in the day time? I really don't know.
Will the world end in the night time? I really don't know.
Is there any point in having any children? Oh, I don't know

But I do know, that it's here and it's now
So stretch out and wait
Stretch out and wait
Well said, DAVIE.

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5:40 AM - Jul 11, 2018 #10

I wasn’t actually accusing you Mama, I was gently mocking my own huge desire to jump in and state my opinion of The Guardian and these other issues, I’ll work on my humour :)

I am interested to hear your opinions, I guess the fact that this was posted on Morrissey Offical that the views and opinions are reflective of what Morrissey thinks and feels, they are entirely in line with what I would expect therefore I am confident that, in lieu of an official video being released where we actually see Morrissey saying those words, this statement contains thoughts, ideas and emotions shared by Morrissey himself.


You may find this short clip interesting, John Cleese talks about why the British press is the worst in Europe for the 4th year running.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertain ... ing-the-uk
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