Comments:Chris Moyles departs from BBC Radio 1 breakfast show

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Comments from feedback form - "Someone needs to get their fac..."112:51, 27 September 2012

Comments from feedback form - "Someone needs to get their fac..."

Someone needs to get their facts right! Moyles is far from homophobic the quote in the article is taken totally out of context. (talk)07:00, 27 September 2012

Hm. Facts are, indeed, slippery things. This Wikinews article reports that the Guardian quoted him as saying "Yeah, I'm homophobic, I don't like the gays. Sorry, it just does my head in." Supposing the Guardian did quote him as saying that, and supposing he did say it,

  • What sense of the meaning of his comment is suggested by the excerpt we provide? I'm not sure what it means; the first half could be sarcasm, and the second half leaves that possibility present but ambiguous. Possibly the ambiguity is the point.
  • Is that sense of the meaning different from the sense suggested by what he said when taken in its original context?
  • Is it different from the sense suggested by what he said in the context of the Guardian's quoting of it?
Pi zero (talk)12:51, 27 September 2012