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> Jimmy Wales on BBC One's Question Time, The flagship stop in his 2011 UK Assault
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post Fri 18th November 2011, 8:11pm
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Question Time is the UK's flagship current affairs debate programme. A six-person panel consisting of politicians, specialists and occasionally guest celebs, all of whom are asked questions in front of an audience of general public from the various UK locations where the programme is held. The public ask some of the questions. The youngest Dimbleby (oh the BBC) sits in the middle and chairs the discussion. It does get some criticisism for too-often being "Horlicks" TV - ie for being bedtime fayre (it's on between 10-11pm every Thursday and is often bit too cosy in it's quite-tight 30min time slot), but it occasionally makes headline news with the odd unprepared comment or gaff from a politician. It often depends on the news, and debate can be heated sometimes too if the right people are on it.

How Jimbo fits in with the format I do not know. He's not British, or connected with any current event as such - but they do stretch the rules every now and again. A localised question cheekily thrown his way could be fascinating to watch given his US-Weirdo politics. Dimbleby is Old Guard, but could well be good value in a situation like this: until Jimbo starts spinning his bullshit about Wikipedia that is, when it's unlikely no one there will know any better.

The last time Jimbo was on the BBC (Radio 3) someone in the audience compared him to Ghandi - judging by Dimbleby's 'view ahead' at the end of the last show, he might not get such an easy ride this time - Dimbleby made a rather snorting aside over WP's accuracy. It will be interesting to see how it pans out - I can imagine that Wikimedia has already complained and tuned right-up its lobbying/propaganda machine to get itself an easy ride. I expect they are sugar-coating the other panellists Wikipedia entries as we speak.

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post Fri 18th November 2011, 8:24pm
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Will he have had the eggs removed from him after his India jaunt?

Currently the news is newspaper intrusion into people's privacy wrt the now closed down News of the Screws, and he was last heard on RADIO4 on that subject a couple of months back, saying that everyone should just suck it up.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/pmprivacy-wales.shtml

Next week victims of press intrusion are giving evidence so there is a good chance that he's there for that.
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post Fri 18th November 2011, 8:33pm
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QUOTE(lilburne @ Fri 18th November 2011, 8:24pm) *

Will he have had the eggs removed from him after his India jaunt?

he was last heard on RADIO4 on that subject a couple of months back, saying that everyone should just suck it up.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/pmprivacy-wales.shtml

Next week victims of press intrusion are giving evidence so there is a good chance that he's there for that.


I think it was Radio 3 - I've corrected it anyway. There is a thread on it here, which I'm planning to add a bit to if the mods stick it somewhere so I can find the flipping thing (it's currently stuck in the newsfeed folder).

I'm sure you are right about the press intrusion theme. Hopefully this time he's be properly grilled on what WP is supposed to be (and he won't be allowed to cherry-compare with Britannica over areas Britannica doesn't cover). Man I'd love to be in that audience.

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post Fri 18th November 2011, 11:02pm
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QUOTE(powercorrupts @ Fri 18th November 2011, 3:33pm) *
There is a thread on it here, which I'm planning to add a bit to if the mods stick it somewhere so I can find the flipping thing (it's currently stuck in the newsfeed folder).

"The mods" generally don't bump things from there to here unless two people comment on it (dem's da rulez, as they say), but I suppose I can merge it into this thread if you ask nicely. smile.gif
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