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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am

Poor Robert Fisk. Recently fact-bashed by Efraim Karsh, he’s now come to the unforgiving attention of Scott Burgess. That’s OK; Robert enjoys his occasional beatings. It’s an English thing.

UPDATE. In other British loser news:

George Galloway suffered acute embarrassment at home and abroad yesterday as his disastrous dalliance with reality television continued to curse his career …

Scotland on Sunday can also reveal that the controversial member for Bethnal Green and Bow has suffered a setback over his one-man shows, An Audience With George Galloway.

The opening show – scheduled for last night – was cancelled after only a quarter of the tickets were sold. Take-up for the remaining performances has been similarly poor.

Posted by Tim B. on 02/06/2006 at 11:09 AM
    1. Poor Fisk, indeed. He’s like a fellow whose wardrobe runs to immaculate, white linen suits and Borsolino hats, who nonetheless keeps stumbling into paintball shoot-outs: simply out of his element and invitingly open to a good pasting.

      Posted by paco on 2006 02 06 at 11:40 AM • permalink


    1. Have we considered the possibility that Mr. Fisk is in the early stages of senile dementia?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 02 06 at 11:46 AM • permalink


    1. Even my Independent-reading friends think it is time he was put out to grass.  His hysterical tone, failures of logic and farcically loose grip on fact are becoming an embarrassment.

      Posted by rexie on 2006 02 06 at 12:16 PM • permalink


    1. On Update. Even the Egyptians wont have anything to do with Pussy Galloway. They have recently refused him admittance to their glorious country.

      Posted by stats on 2006 02 06 at 12:22 PM • permalink


    1. Galloway flew to Cairo on Friday to take part in a mock trial of US President George W Bush, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and British Prime Minister Tony Blair for their activities in Iraq and the Palestinian territories.

      What a time-wasting blowhard.

      Posted by James Waterton on 2006 02 06 at 12:39 PM • permalink


    1. “An Audience With…”?

      Wotta pompous ass.

      Posted by rick mcginnis on 2006 02 06 at 12:42 PM • permalink


    1. If Galloway ever does a “one-man” show before the Crown’s prosecutor in connection with his dealings with Sadaam, I guarantee a full house. That’s the kind of reality show I would watch!

      Posted by paco on 2006 02 06 at 12:46 PM • permalink


    1. I’ve heard of entertainers turning into politicians, but politicians going into entertainers?  Sheesh.

      Maybe Georgie would have had better ticket sales if he offered his cat imitation routine?

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 02 06 at 01:30 PM • permalink


    1. George Galloway reminds me of those old Victorian drawings of fat old men in their underwear and garters, crawling around on all fours while a whip-wielding dominatrix stands in the background.  He’s a vestige of a bygone era, he is.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 02 06 at 02:22 PM • permalink


    1. You have to buy a ticket to see your MP?  Gotta love that constituent-service mindset.  I wonder what he thinks of campaign financing.

      Posted by sjens on 2006 02 06 at 02:22 PM • permalink


    1. “An Audience With…”?

      Wotta pompous ass.

      I don’t disagree that he’s a pompous ass, but that title is quite common for one-man shows in the UK.

      Posted by jic on 2006 02 06 at 02:23 PM • permalink


    1. but politicians going into entertainers?

      That happens quite a lot, actually…

      Posted by jic on 2006 02 06 at 02:26 PM • permalink


    1. I think I missed a couple of Galloway chapters recently…is he still in the BB house, or have they voted out his ass now?

      Posted by PW on 2006 02 06 at 03:14 PM • permalink


    1. Galloway was the fourth out.  The winner was Chantelle Houghton, who was a non-celebrity put in the house as a tedious post-modern joke (because, you see, she now really is a celebrity!  Aren’t they clever?).

      Posted by jic on 2006 02 06 at 04:41 PM • permalink


    1. Thanks jic. I’m sure it says something about Galloway’s (former) supporters that his participation in “reality television” has turned out much less palatable to them than his much shadier participation in, well, reality, but damned if I know what…

      Posted by PW on 2006 02 06 at 07:32 PM • permalink


    1. #1 Paco, you confuse Fisk with a man after your own incomporable style. Fisk is a grub and dresses like a grub – paint ball stains would merely blend into the rest of his filthy gard.

      Posted by larrikin on 2006 02 06 at 09:19 PM • permalink


    1. I don’t think george can be embarrassed. Even if he got caught in a three-way with a goat and a dead horse.

      Posted by zefal on 2006 02 06 at 09:19 PM • permalink


    1. Thank God for the RSPCA, Zefal!

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2006 02 06 at 09:43 PM • permalink


    1. Zefal, who or what killed the horse?

      Posted by Wand on 2006 02 06 at 09:52 PM • permalink


    1. I wasn’t there so I don’t know.

      That’s my story and I’m stinking to it.

      Posted by zefal on 2006 02 06 at 09:59 PM • permalink


    1. stinking=sticking

      Posted by zefal on 2006 02 06 at 10:00 PM • permalink


    1. Briliant demolition of the ‘toad of Maidstone’s’ rantings in the Indy by Scott Burgess!
      Still although the flagellation may be enjoyable to Bob, it pales into comparison with being stoned by a mob of pious muslims!
      however BOB no longer needs to reuturn to Beirut or the Bekaa valley for such pleasure.
      Thanks to his journalism, he will son be able to enjoy this only “a stone’s throw” away- in the streets of London

      Posted by davo on 2006 02 06 at 10:36 PM • permalink


    1. 17

      Even if he got caught in a three-way with a goat and a dead horse.


      Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 2006 02 06 at 10:37 PM • permalink


    1. #16: Larrikin –

      Maybe Fisk thinks that if he assumes the grubby, dishevelled attire of Eistein, people will take him for a genius. I don’t think it’s working.

      Posted by paco on 2006 02 06 at 11:15 PM • permalink


    1. Zefal — That would set up a direct PETA/Islam conflict.  I’d buy that for a dollar…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 02 06 at 11:33 PM • permalink


    1. Rainyday promotions are handling George?

      Posted by crash on 2006 02 07 at 09:52 AM • permalink


    1. (sucks in gut, adopts wronwrightesque pose w/ arms akimbo, juts out chin, and …)
      “Sergeant!  This horse hasn’t moved in almost a week!  And it smells terrible!  Fetch me my riding crop!”

      (falls down laffing at own joke)

      Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 2006 02 07 at 03:46 PM • permalink


    1. Galloway has gone from being the next Oswald Mosley to being a Monty Python skit.

      Posted by Room 237 on 2006 02 07 at 09:19 PM • permalink


    1. Isn’t that more-or-less what happened to the actual Oswald Mosley?

      Posted by jic on 2006 02 07 at 10:22 PM • permalink


    1. one-man shows (up)

      “caught in a three-way with a goat and a dead horse” … don’t give him ideas to increase his audience!

      Posted by egg_ on 2006 02 08 at 08:40 AM • permalink


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