13 March 2013 - 12:40pm | posted by | 6 comments

MP apologises for calling BBC racist over Papal update ‘black or white’ smoke tweet

MP apologises for calling BBC racist over Papal update ‘black or white’ smoke tweet MP apologises for calling BBC racist over Papal update ‘black or white

Labour MP David Lammy has apologised after accusing the BBC of being racist following its tweet which said "LIVE VIDEO: Chimney of Sistine Chapel as conclave votes for #Pope - will smoke be black or white?"

Lammy replied saying: "This tweet from the BBC is crass and unnecessary. Do we really need silly innuendo about the race of the next Pope?"

However, after receiving several messages alerting him to the fact that black smoke appears from a Vatican chimney when no decision has been made, and white smoke alerts the public to the election of a new Pope, the politician realised his mistake.

He tweeted: "Note to self: do not tweet from the Chamber with only one eye on what you're reading. Sorry folks, my mistake."

The BBC is running live coverage of the Vatican chimney.

Comments

13 Mar 2013 - 13:39
Audiosilver20669

Idiot.

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14 Mar 2013 - 00:47
heise12747's picture

People say that there's this RACISM problem. People say that this RACISM problem will be solved when the developing world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries. The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve the RACISM problem by bringing in millions of non-Asian people and “assimilating” with them. People say that the final solution to the RACISM problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries (along with EVERY white community and white institution) to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry & amalgamate with all those non-whites. What if I said there was this RACISM problem and this RACISM problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries? How long would it take anyone to realize I'm not talking about a RACISM problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem? And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn't object to this? But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews. They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white. Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

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15 Mar 2013 - 17:03
The Word Monkey's picture

@heise12747 Saying that people who are anti-racist are anti-white people has to be one of the most stupid things anyone has ever written on the Internet.

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16 Mar 2013 - 11:32
jasonstone's picture

@heise12747 This looks like a bucket of shit you have ready to pour into any forum that mentions race. EVERY-thing you say is nonsense - your argument is a straw man because no one is saying the things you purport to contradict.

Why do you feel so threatened by people whose skin is a different colour from yours? Your inadequacy is not their responsibility.

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14 Mar 2013 - 05:58
Armigerous

Sounds like the fellow is bucking for a cabinet post...Minister of Twits

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15 Mar 2013 - 10:26
beatsuite_music_library

Facepalm... Jees... Mark at www.beatsuite.com

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