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Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Ryanair Twitter Feed PWNS GB News

Almost alone among airlines, low cost carrier Ryanair takes a highly combative PR stance, as a perusal of their press releases shows very clearly. This extends to their Twitter feed, and after all, this is no more than the exercise of their right to free speech, dissenting or otherwise. But Ryanair’s exercise of free speech has gone down very badly with those out on the right who claim to be champions of, er, free speech.

What's that, Calvin? You need something for that burn?

The latest right-wing snowflake meltdown was set in train yesterday afternoon, after the BBC Twitter feed had posted out “Novak Djokovic: I’m not anti-vax but will sacrifice trophies if told to get jab”. The Ryanair feed snapped back “We’re not an airline but we do fly planes”, demonstrating that, for them, no publicity is bad publicity.

This snippet of information was lost on Calvin Robinson, host at Gammon Broadcasting News (“Bacon’s News Channel”), who made the fateful error not only of engaging with the Ryanair feed, but also taking the whole thing seriously, which the latter certainly weren’t. “To be fair, you barely manage that. Stick to poor quality budget travel, leave the politics to others” he sneered, thus showing he does not understand the concept of free speech.

And so it came to pass that the Ryanair feed gave as good as it got: “Stick to poor quality broadcasting, leave the politics to others”. BOOM! OUCH!! What did Calvin Robinson do in response? What would a sensible person have done? What would Nietzsche have done?

Ah, but Robinson and his pals at GB News do not operate on that lofty intellectual plateau. So The Great Man threw a mardy strop instead. “When did brands get so political? Ryanair tried to dump on Novak Djokovic, now they’re trying to initiate a pile-on in my direction. Interesting tactic for a commercial airline. Bold PR move, attacking customers on social media”. Waaah! Waaah!! NOT FAIR!!! And then it got worse. A lot worse.

Robinson’s fellow GB News hosts piled in on his behalf. Like Darren Grimes: “I’ve been through a fair bit in life. I’m proud to say that flying with Ryanair isn’t one of them”. And the deeply unpleasant Dan Wootton: “RyanAir is another great example of a business with no idea of the views of their customers. Their uber woke social media bods should focus on flying and keep their student politics to themselves Only positive is it means I’ll never have to take one of their shoddy flights again”. WHAT IS FUCKING WOKE ABOUT RYANAIR?

Dan Speaks Your Weight, take 94. But all their whining did was to drum up business for Ryanair: “fly with us and you won’t have to sit anywhere near Dazza Grimes or Desperate Dan Wootton”. It couldn’t get even worse than that, could it? It could. And it did.

Wootton hosted a segment called Union Jackass. And there was Robinson, whining about how rotten Ryanair had started a pile-on against poor little him. Except they hadn’t. Still, on they went, digging themselves in deeper: “'Stick to flying and leave the politics at the door’ … Dan Wootton picks Ryanair as today's Union Jackass after they criticised Novak Djokovic for choosing to not get the vaccine”. Wrong. After they ridiculed his pal Calvin.

GB News’ free speech warriors showed that free speech is OK, providing they do it. When someone else exercises the same right and GB News’ hosts end up looking humourless, stupid and out of touch, that’s bad. Snowflakes and hypocrites. And next to no viewers.

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Arnold said...

Arnold's Law. If you misuse the word "Woke, you've lost the argument.

Kraftwichser said...

GBeebies prats defending a forrin! Surely not?

Anonymous said...

Robinson-Grimes-Wooton...the three Mouseketeers squeak up. Confirmation that ranting righties never learn.

Ryanair is a gobshite airline but Gammon Bullshit Nackered is an even worse gang of tenth rate spivs.

Mr Larrington said...

Robinson, we should recall, claimed on live television last year that colossal bellend Piers “Morgan” Moron was fired from his gig at “Good Morning Britain” rather than flouncing out like a jowly Scarlett O'Hara. It is heartening to see that his grasp of reality has not improved in the intervening eleven months.

Anonymous said...

Colvin jamjars just upset because Michael O’Leary has more Black friends than he does, wooton pie pissed because they don’t offer ‘his’ sort of cruising and Little deskwank Daz is just trying to keep up with the heavyweights by jumping on the bandwagon AGAIN.

iMatt said...

When did brands become political? Perhaps when some of them donate to political parties, they enter the political fray. Robinson should perhaps take that into account.