New Balls Please: The Case Of The Missing Balls - Peter Katsis via Morrissey Official FB

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By Famous when dead on Jul 10, 2018 at 6:32 PM
  1. Famous when dead

    Famous when dead Vulgarian

    Dec 7, 2000
    Birmingham, U.K.
    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

    Save the messenger shooting please.

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    1. mcrickson
      Hooooooooly shit. doh:
    2. AztecCamera
      I always reckon what Steve and Pete are talking about when they are out there on their surf boards waiting for the next narley wave on Malibu.
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    3. Tommy Robinson's Quiff
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    4. Barrel-Rolling Breasts
      Barrel-Rolling Breasts
      I'd like to comment on Morrissey's victim-blaming backlash, as I think Katsis explained it awfully and incompletely.

      Yes, M said that, "it was unlikely that particular 14 year old didn’t suspect what he was getting into by going to that room". By that statement, he implied that a situation like that would be consensual underaged sex. Then, he went on to say that underaged sex was the norm at that time and it would be absurd to punish him for it. It's not a comment in support of rape or defending a rapist. Whether or not this is true, in Morrissey's view, it's not a rape crime.
    5. Charlie Cheswick
      Charlie Cheswick
      It's always interesting to read the opinions of a person on a publication that they've blatantly never read.

      I think he got a bit swept away here and wrote a few things about Morrissey by accident...

      '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.'
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    6. g23
      New balls, old balls, wrinkly balls. The fact is, many people just think that they guy has turned into a prick. It's his career, like I've said, I'm just here for the car crash because even as a complete ass hat, he's an entertaining one with many different layers.
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    7. Malcolm Tucker
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    8. g23
      Right? Those balls dragged.
    9. Malcolm Tucker
      Malcolm Tucker
      Using #MeToo, a campaign against sexual assault and harassment, as a punchline to your diatribe against a publication you’ve never read is a really bad look, btw.
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    10. URBANUS
      Weird he used that title not long after I used it on this forum in one of my posts.
      Genius steals!
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    11. Stephen Hofmann
      Stephen Hofmann
      Some good, fair points but his manager shouldn't really be talking about capitalism when Moz is charging an arm and a leg for tickets and gig merchandise these days.
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    12. URBANUS
      MeToo is the biggest disaster in world history on so many levels. In Sweden we apparently have a working justice system and most men have been cleared.
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    13. Malcolm Tucker
      Malcolm Tucker
      Rating undone.
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    14. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead
      Thank you.
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    15. countthree

      Guess this is what most people think when they read articles about Morrissey in The Guardian and other media tools. Balls are lacking everywhere, but not in Morrissey's side. Nice post.
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    16. Anonymous
      So, Morrissey only agrees with Tommy Robinson on the topic of immigration, and may be disagree with him on many of the other topics Tommy Robinson never speaks about.

      Morrissey thinks that the Chinese government is a sub-species.

      Morrissey thinks teenage victims of sexual assault by Kevin Spacey were asking for it, but why is everybody acting as if he's saying something controversial.

      This Peter Katsis definitely didn’t get his public relations degree out of a Christmas cracker, did he?
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    17. Thewlis
      Nice one, mr Katsis.
      Telling it exactly like it is.
      Nice to hear no one turned up on the Haslam-event, too.
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    18. Uncleskinny
      Ha! Oh My! The return of "John Riggers".

      Christ, these really are the last screams of a madman as he's dragged backward through the swing doors by two orderlies. Why even bother? Really - why all that? For what purpose?

      The descent into right-wing brain-damage continues unabated...
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    19. Anonymous
      Except they did, quite a respectable turnout of people sat in the sunshine or dancing indoors. I know because unlike Mr Katshit, I was there.
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