Dan Wootton - a talentless creep
“IF there was any doubt the BBC is a blundering, woke mess of an organisation, no longer fit for purpose, then the last seven days should have changed your mind” he splutters in the opening to his latest column, going on to claim “90 per cent of the country reacted in fury to liberal snobs in London deciding singing Rule, Britannia! or Land Of Hope and Glory makes us backward racists who tacitly approve of slavery”. Which is not true.
He also claims the Beeb “virtually ignored” the story, which is another pack of lies. On he drones, projecting “The BBC no longer reports the real news of the UK, it tries to shape it” [no citation, and none will be forthcoming, because he’s just doling about abuse. And more lies]. Desperate Dan characterises the BBC as “the Guardian-reading, quinoa- munching vegans of London’s Islington”. It’s just sneering abuse. And it’s not funny.
Because his previous Sun column - to which he links in his latest one - went way beyond the pale, not that the creep will face any sanction for it. Here’s what he claimed: "Rule, Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory are under threat of being dropped altogether from the Last Nights of the Proms”. Note incorrect punctuation of Rule, Britannia!
But do go on. “According to the Sunday Times, this is because a 35-year-old Dane called Dalia Stasevska, backed by some BBC executives, wants to decolonise the event in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement by reducing ‘patriotic elements’”. Ah yes, the old “someone else already quoted it so it’s not my fault, honestly” ploy.
Dalia Stasevska - a talented musician
The Murdoch Sunday Times certainly did not couch whatever they said in the terms Wootton uses. What Dan also doesn’t tell his readers is that his intemperate rabble-rousing has has unpleasant consequences for Ms Stasevska, as the Standard has told.
“BBC Proms conductor Dalia Stasevska has spoken out about the controversy surrounding the performance of traditional anthems during the ‘iconic’ Last Night. Ms Stasevska said she was ‘honoured to be part’ of this year's event, but added she had been the subject of a ‘good deal of inaccurate speculation’ over its format”.
They aren’t “anthems”, though - leave that level of ignorance to Darren Grimes. Do go on. “On Thursday, the Finnish musician said she had ‘played no role in deciding the traditional elements of the programme’, but ‘false speculation’ had sparked threats towards her and her family”. Her statement goes on to detail her role in the concert.
“In recent days there has been a good deal of inaccurate speculation about my role in determining the format of this year’s Last Night Of The Proms. This false speculation has led to abuse and threats towards me and my family which is why I am speaking out.For the record I have played no role in deciding the traditional elements of the programme, I recognise these are an important part of the event”. Dan Wootton. Lying again.
Wootton should apologise. But shits like him aren’t big enough. No change there, then.
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