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To write a polite letter to Private Eye's Editor

(28 Posts)
BalloonSlayer Wed 28-Oct-09 20:20:52

Respectfully requesting that it does not satirise Mumsnet as

I am sir, (you ugly micrococked smug little tosser) your obedient servant


lindsaygii Wed 28-Oct-09 20:23:54

Hislop described it as a 'website for young mums' on HIGNFY>

Patronising little twat that he is.


Ponders Wed 28-Oct-09 20:23:59


IH does far too much good stuff to be ripped into for taking the piss (& he was getting at GB more than MN)

IMHO smile

Acanthus Wed 28-Oct-09 20:25:58

Only if you sign off with a really good pseudo-name

MarthaFarquhar Wed 28-Oct-09 20:26:54

<volunteers pseudo-name>

GrimmaTheNome Wed 28-Oct-09 20:30:40

Yummy? Young?

I am pathetically flattered grin

TheBalladofGayTony Wed 28-Oct-09 20:31:19


what exactly do youthink mumsnet is? is being kind considering mumsnet consists of women talking about their own poo and hair cuts.

BalloonSlayer Wed 28-Oct-09 20:32:25

Thank you Martha.


What about

Tess Tickless

Iona Nist

G Nome

lindsaygii Wed 28-Oct-09 20:33:21

Actually, that's a fair point. I'm not in the slightest bit yummy. I'm knackered, greying round the edges, and I have bad poo. And I need a haircut.

yummy mummy will do for me...

WineBeforePearls Wed 28-Oct-09 20:34:09

Can't we just get our revenge invite IH on for a mature discussion?

lindsaygii Wed 28-Oct-09 20:34:43

If you're against being called yummy mummies you should sign off as Miss T. Akenidentity.

HumphreyCobbler Wed 28-Oct-09 20:35:00

The thing is though, anyone watching HIGNFY was presumably doing so because they find Ian Hislop's sneering amusing. It seems a little wet to get so upset about it when it is suddenly directed at us. Presumably everyone picked on by programmes like this feels rather aggrieved, at least we were got at collectively.

BalloonSlayer Wed 28-Oct-09 20:35:02

GayTony are you in fact IH?

I ask purely for information.

And an intention to alert Tony Blair to your nickname.

BalloonSlayer Wed 28-Oct-09 20:36:25

No no I thought HIGNFY OK.

Just private eye today pissed me off.

daftpunk Wed 28-Oct-09 20:38:10

yabu...and wasting your time...your letter would end up in the bin..

plus i like IH

TheBalladofGayTony Wed 28-Oct-09 20:39:05

if you read private eye i can only assume you are (ever so slightly) smug and therefore are even more unreasonable.

BalloonSlayer Wed 28-Oct-09 20:40:28


I knew it...

daftpunk Wed 28-Oct-09 20:40:47


TheBalladofGayTony Wed 28-Oct-09 20:43:38

i am just bitter cos i am too bald to attempt the mumsnet haircut

MadameDuBain Wed 28-Oct-09 20:47:20

I think Hislop might have accidentally looked at netmums instead. Or maybe the Boden website? The poor love has no idea.

InMyLittleHead Wed 28-Oct-09 21:05:39

Hislop was only saying it to get at Brown, making out that he's trying to be down with the real people when he is, in fact, not a real person.

Alibooobaandthe40phantoms Wed 28-Oct-09 21:14:15

Surprised me actually - I would think his wife is a prime candidate for being a MNer!

HouseOfHorrorMum Wed 28-Oct-09 21:15:38

- better to be talked about than not talked about at all, and all that. At last some of my friends have bothered to look at MN properly now.

Vallhala Wed 28-Oct-09 23:31:25

Poor Ian Hislop! He's funny!

IMHO he's in the Clarkson pigeonhole of BBC personalities, paid to make wisecracks and be controversial on a TV programme which is not designed to be taken seriously. HIGNFY wouldn't be much fun if the participants had a serious, "Question Time" discussion about politics, current affairs or website forums.

That MN was mentioned at all gave it publicity, which can't be altogether a bad thing.

IdrisTheDragon Wed 28-Oct-09 23:37:57

I have a friend who writes for Private Eye.

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