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This post was published more than 15 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 15 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and write about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 15 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Five are, apparently, going to show a forty-five minute programme in prime time exploring the origins of communism. Narrated in Russian. Where on Earth does that fit into the three F’s?

For a moment, I thought that they might actually be trying to dumb-up their TV programmes. Then I realised that this was the first in a series of six, clearly designed for nothing more than publicity purposes. With reference to a programme later in the series, the producer said

The producer had to explain to Germaine Greer that the viewers did not necessarily know what a misogynist is.

Is it possible to do anything other than smile at Five’s attempts to become respectable?

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