March 5th, 2014

Politically Correct Chris Smith Censors Advert

You might have thought Environment Agency boss Chris Smith would be concentrating on the floods but no, today he is busy with his other far more important quango job in charge of the Advertising Standards Authority. Smith’s censorious bunch of self-appointed bureaucrats have made yet another politically correct judgement in an area they should not go into. Following Labour’s call this morning to withdraw the bet, Labour Lord Smith’s ASA is telling Paddy Power to take down its Oscar Pistorius bet advert.

“We have today ordered that a national press ad for the bookmaker, Paddy Power be withdrawn with immediate effect. On the back of an unprecedented number of complaints, we are investigating whether the ad is offensive for trivialising the issues surrounding a murder trial, the death of a woman and disability; we are also challenging whether, in doing so, it brings the good reputation of advertising generally into dispute. Following the complaints, ASA Chairman, Lord Smith, has taken the unusual step of directing the advertiser to withdraw the ad from circulation pending the outcome of the investigation.”

Thousands of peoples’ homes are underwater but don’t worry, Chris Smith is making sure no one is offended by an advert by a betting company. The ASA has “investigated” and made “rulings” on anti-gay marriage advertsanti-environmentalist adverts, Fathers4Justice advertspro-hanging adverts – do you see a politically correct agenda here? They should stay out of politically contentious advertising.


81 Comments

  1. 1
    Gary Bloke says:

    Oscar would get rusty legs in Somerset.

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    • 32
      Mandy says:

      Does Lord Smith wear a broun hat? Just a thought.

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      • 48
        Mr Neddy says:

        Thank God that the ASA has no statutary power. Paddy Power should tell them to fook reet off!

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      • 51
        broderick crawford says:

        what a self serving new world order prat old chrissie is becoming .

        Does he even know what it means to have been “legless” even once in his life — possibly when exiting the helvetia pub as was in old compton street in days of yore ??

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      • 52
        Gs says:

        well its normally that colour after visiting his friend.

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        • 68
          Django "it's the way I tell'em!" says:

          To prevent Oscar from running away while in custody all they need do is put a cattle grid outside the front door!

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    • 42
      In reality no one gave a shit except some social meeja lefties says:

      The complaints were a Labour orchestrated campaign.

      Any vox pop these days must be taken with a pinch of salt.

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      • 50
        UK Fred says:

        He had to be seen tobe doing something and not makingacomplete pig’s ear of it, seeing as some prat called Greenslade ewants himto be head of the Leveson Press Censorship Authority

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      • 64
        Nanny Knows Best says:

        Just like sugar tax, I’m sure there will be a (pinch of) salt tax

        Tax, tax, tax, . . . all together now

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    • 77
      Gavin says:

      I think that it a brilliant advert!

      Well done PaddyPower.

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  2. 2
    Silly old poofter says:

    How does it trivialise disability?

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  3. 3
    Micks Utd says:

    ASA bans tasteless ad.
    Who cares? One gone, a million to go.

    They’ve already had their free publicity from The Sun and Fatty Fa wkes

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  4. 4
    Big Brother says:

    Censoring people is fun.

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  5. 5
    Taxpayer in Somerset says:

    Glub glub glub Chris Smith glub glub glub glub glub cu nt.

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  6. 8

    So you righties really do all think there’s a link between flooding and gay marriage?

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    • 17
      Ban this misleading post says:

      None of the article, the links, or the comments made any reference to “gay marriage” causing floods. Did you learn your straw-man tactics from your fellow Socialist Goebels?

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    • 29
      Enema of the State says:

      You can bet your life on it.

      http://www.intelinet.org/sg_site/articles/sg_gays_vs_russia.html

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    • 33
      Tim Yeo-yo says:

      No, but there is a clear link between having mental illness and voting labour. You also have to be some kind of sad tw@ to constantly post bolloc on here in the hope of getting a rise. You forget Jimmy, us righties have a sense of humour and can quite happily laugh at ourselves.

      You must be vey sad spending all day wanking in your bedsit and trolling this site.

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    • 72
      The Critic says:

      I suppose we may one day, having been re-educated by you -after all you keep mentioning it ad nauseam.

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    • 79
      Bluto says:

      “So you . . .”

      Perhaps the ultimate online method of lefties creating the imaginary arguments they can then scorn.

      Stereotype and label the opponent, create a discreditable argument for him, and then dismiss the reality of any dissent so you can continue your work of coercing conformity to your dogma. Diversity? Don’t make me laugh.

      No wonder your miserable regimes always end in human misery and copious amounts of bloodshed.

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      • 80
        Dangerous Brian says:

        Ever considered the possibility that our Jimmy is just plain thick?
        Just a thought.

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  7. 9
    Anonymous says:

    I hope he censors adds that tell people to vote Tory because that I do find offensive. It implies that the electorate are thick enough to believe in Cameron and to me that is offensive

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  8. 10
    Persona non grata says:

    Australia repeals gay marriage laws, http://tinyurl.com/njnrpkj and orders all marriages be annulled.

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  9. 11
    Anonymous says:

    Let’s hope Paddy Power tell the ASA to get stuffed. Over most of its field of work, it is not an authority at all – it doesn’t have legal powers. In fact, calling itself an authority is a grossly misleading piece of advertising.

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    • 71
      Oh well says:

      So wtf does this qango exist and how much are we paying this effy nidiot to “run” it

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  10. 12
    Backfired! says:

    A glimpse of what’s to come in May 2015 when Smith, Miliband, the Eagle sisters and all the other po-faced Labour members are allowed to run the country.

    The irony is Paddy Power was never going to book many bets for Pistorious but the publicity generated by the fuss is priceless to them.

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  11. 13
    Sir Gay Lavrov says:

    Chris Smith should just fuck off with the other bum boy bandits Hague and Cameron.

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    • 19
      Aunty Estab says:

      what sort of fool would give a fool ike Smith one job never mind two,how is it that such useless people get these jobs?l

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      • 24
        jgm2 says:

        Box-ticking. He’s openly gay so he ticks the ‘Diversity in upper management’ box.

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      • 41
        Tom Catesby. says:

        Maybe they know each others bits of naughty!

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      • 66
        treetop91 says:

        Smith should not be allowed near any bloody public sector job. If he was any use at all he would have been poached by a private sector company,alas not. Like most Labour career politcians he will save all the millions he makes from the taxayer and ensure his tax affairs and inheritance tax liabilities are minimised to the absolute minimum.

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  12. 16
    Blowing Whistles says:

    The old Forked-tongue of Chris Smith inaction today then.

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  13. 18
    Blowing Donkey Whistles says:

    The old ‘Forked-Tongue’ of Chirs Smith inaction has an outing today then.

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  14. 20
    Bet on murder, rape etc says:

    You shouldn’t be betting murders! Unacceptable.

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    • 25
      Paddy Power says:

      Odds on Tony Blair standing trial for rigging evidence for I’raq war resulting in death of 500,000 I’raqis: 5 – 1.

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  15. 22
    Penfold says:

    Pleased to learn that Smithy as kept his sense of priorities, after-all PC trumps everything.

    This man needs to be sacked from all public offices.

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    • 40
      SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

      Stange how the leftie liberals suck up to both muslims and faggots, the muslims rightly find the vile practice of sodomy repulsive ,and the faggots are scared to death of them ,the lefty liberals busy sucking on both cocks , fully support sharia law ,until it comes to the bit about adequate punishment of criminals then they turn back into the human rights default position.

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  16. 26
    Enemy of the State says:

    The government is shit. The homos are everywhere and trying to start WWIII

    http://www.intelinet.org/sg_site/articles/sg_gays_vs_russia.html

    The US government is even more perverted

    http://barbwire.com/2014/03/05/us-combats-worldwide-pro-family-movement/

    Pro-Sin US Combats Worldwide Anti-Homosexual Sin Movement

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    • 53
      The Pink Swastika says:

      Who would have ever thought that it was possible for a once great Christian nation to become the leading proponent of sexual deviancy, sin and evil internationally? Well God did for starters…

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  17. 27
    william says:

    Chris Smith is a poof, HIV positive, a failed Labour politician. And a complete and utter failure as president of the union at Cambridge.

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  18. 30
    Enema of the State says:

    http://www.intelinet.org/sg_site/articles/sg_gays_vs_russia.html

    http://barbwire.com/2014/03/05/us-combats-worldwide-pro-family-movement/

    Pro-Sin US Combats Worldwide Anti-Homosexual Sin Movement

    floods in England and horrendous Polar Vortex in the US – QED

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  19. 31
    Enema of the State says:

    Why you Modbot worse than the Telegraph?

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  20. 34
    Enemy of the State says:

    Do you people know Cameron and Harriet Harman are COUSINS?

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  21. 35
    Sam Kinison at Chris Smith's wedding says:

    “Safe sex? God damn those fucking bastards! Get off our backs! Because a few fags fucked some monkeys! They got so bored, their own assholes weren’t enough. They had to go into the fuckin’ jungle and grab some fucking monkey and fuck him in the ass and bring us back the plague of the eighties. Thanks guys! And because of this shit they want us to wear rubbers? Do we like rubbers, guys?”

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    • 37
      SIZE 14 CARBON FOOTPRINT says:

      It is spelt A-R-S-E an ass is an equine also known as a donkey !
      the filthy perverts fuck each others arses not each others donkeys [ although many of 'em probably wouldn't mind ]

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  22. 36
    Von Rumpoy killed our giraffe. says:

    45 weirdos complain about a betting choice they will never make , on a trial in a country they will never visit and concerning a guilt of someone they will never meet.
    And the PC troughers have to waste time on this while the ASA ignore all political lies in all political adverts.

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  23. 38
    Tom Catesby. says:

    Still don’t know what odds they are offering.

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  24. 39
    Tom Catesby. says:

    12 to 1 ?

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  25. 43
    Nemo-Noone says:

    Here’s a message to the man on crutches, wearing camouflage clothing who stole my wallet. You can hide but you can’t run!

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  26. 44
    Blowing Donkey Whistles says:

    i dare say that Paddy P – would be banned ‘in this jurisdiction’ from opening a book on how Redheadedslut and coolosonslut will fare – ‘seems as though’ the deal has already been cut to protect those at the very top – just like freddy the shreddy and his mates.

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  27. 47
    A sane person on this site?!? says:

    I can ‘t believe any decent human being would not think this is an offensive, misogynistic & bloody tasteless advert.

    It’s not”political correctness” it’s basic human decency that Paddy Power seemed to have lost. Making sport of a woman’s death? Jesus people I know this is a nasty site filled with lunatic trolls but really …..A WOMAN WAS SHOT DEAD AND IT’S TURNED INTO A GAME!

    Christ……

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    • 49
      shoot em all let god sort em out says:

      I agree. Paddy Power, like Pistrorius haven’t got a leg to stand on.

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    • 57
      A fucking sick bastard says:

      Reaction to the Sun printing Oscar Pistorious’s girlfriend on the front page has been pretty unanimous…

      Most Sun readers have said they would love to fill all seven of her holes.

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    • 59
      PC is evil says:

      @47

      “I can ‘t believe any decent human being would not think this is an offensive, misogynistic & bloody tasteless advert.”

      I know!….It’s prosthetic…I mean pathetic.

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  28. 58
    Water Vole says:

    Wait until Lady Smith gets her shoo in to the post of Press Regulator, then you had all better watch out. (And they are trying hard to get online “news” sources under the same jurisdiction.
    Who on earth would want to be under Lady Smith?

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    • 67
      treetop91 says:

      It says everything about this useless government that such prats are peddled between jobs of influence whilst possessing absolutely no ability whatsoever. Power seems to lie between the sheets no matter which set of shyte is in power.

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  29. 60
    Graham says:

    Who the fuck does that useless twat think he is ? Should have been sacked , useless idiot.

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  31. 62
    Bernard Manning says:

    Whilst I disagree with the ads and how it seems to operate according to whim, they do seem to have done the right thing for the wrong reasons. We do have a problem with our society if we think betting on the pistorius case is ok. There is something wrong if we think that disapproval of this sort of thing is an invasion of our freedom.

    To bet on lustrous case, where we are talking about a murdered woman and whether a man will be found guilty or not is a depravity too far.

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  32. 65
    Lord and Lady Establishment-Stooge of Brussels says:

    I’ve bet £35 with a friend on Pistorious being found innocent of murder. It has no affect on the poor victim(s), their family or friends or the trial.
    Anyone whinging about depravity is just a self obsessed egotist using fake offence for attention. That’s wrong.

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  33. 69
    Karl Blair says:

    Great fat bloated poofter. Looks like he tried to fellate an air hose.

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  34. 74
    Chris Smith says:

    You know I don’t like dykes. But I do believe in fairies.

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  35. 75
    Anonymous says:

    But the left figured out soon after the fall of communism that the way to get control was through organisations like the ASA. That is why the majority of board places are held by the left from all parties.

    To ask them NOT to behave like this would like, well, asking the drainage authorities to drain water – it is not what they are there for any more.

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  36. 76

    As one of the thousands of people who complained about this gross display of greed and contempt for human life I congratulate Chris Smith on his actions and good sense. Guido should be ashamed of itself for supporting paddy power over anything, let alone this perverse idea over what’s suitable to encourage people to bet on. It’s immoral, disgusting and offencive to common decency; personaly I would remove their licence to trade.

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  37. 78
    5000 to 1 says:

    The ASA were responding to a large number of complaints about the betting. How do you want it – they ignore complaints or respond to them?

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