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Oh no he didn’t! Gove just cracked Weinstein gag on R4 Today

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badbadhusky Sat 28-Oct-17 08:17:05

Likening it to a politician being interviewed by Humphries. Twat!

PepeLePew Sat 28-Oct-17 08:18:12

What a terrible excuse for a human being he is. Can’t believe he did that. Tosser.

badbadhusky Sat 28-Oct-17 08:22:18

There was follow up comment about Humphries’ style being “worse than a light groping” though it was quick fire and could have been Gove, Kinnock or Humphries. angry

Dozer Sat 28-Oct-17 08:22:50


badbadhusky Sat 28-Oct-17 08:25:26

I don’t have a Twitter account, but if I did I’d be ripping #r4today a new one.

CycleHire Sat 28-Oct-17 08:25:51

Yep heard it. Was pretty shocked.

flyingpigsinclover Sat 28-Oct-17 08:26:21

I didn't think it was possible for my lack of respect for gove to go any lower. It just did.

Doggington Sat 28-Oct-17 08:27:02

What did he actually say? I was listening but missed it (too many kids arguing over the best spoon).

badbadhusky Sat 28-Oct-17 08:38:45

It was along the line that preparing to be interviewed on R4 Today was like heading up to Weinstein’s hotel room for a meeting. I posted straight away so you should be able to find it easily on listen again.

Screepy Sat 28-Oct-17 08:39:01

What a piece of shit! angry

badbadhusky Sat 28-Oct-17 08:41:17

Good. People are tweeting on the #r4today hashtag about it. Nick Robinson’s included part of the quote and its worse than I said:

PepeLePew Sat 28-Oct-17 08:51:05

I was really disappointed that the audience laughed along. Stunned silence or boos would have been a much better response.

FlorenceLyons Sat 28-Oct-17 08:56:26

The hilarious follow-up quip was Kinnock, I think. I'm sure they thought it was great bants angry

qumquat Sat 28-Oct-17 09:15:21

Yes Kinnock joined in enthusiastically as well.

SonicBoomBoom Sat 28-Oct-17 09:26:46

Heard this. Was very disappointed.

Can't blame R4 though, it was live (wasn't it) and it was Gove.

SonicBoomBoom Sat 28-Oct-17 10:01:14

^^Although someone should have pulled him up on it.

Wasn't there a story yesterday about how nobody was taking the claims of sexual assault and harassment in Westminster seriously? Wonder why. hmm

FlorenceLyons Sat 28-Oct-17 10:31:38

Gove has tweeted an apology, which is something, I suppose:

'Apologies for my clumsy attempt at humour on R4 Today this morning -it wasn't appropriate. I'm sorry and apologise unreservedly'

Nick Robinson, on the other hand, is busy defending sharing Gove's words in a tweet because he did so 'without comment' - spectacularly failing to see that's that's kind of the point...

deckoff Sat 28-Oct-17 10:45:33

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Undercoverbanana Sat 28-Oct-17 10:50:39

I can't decide who I dislike the most, him or his partner. I think he might have won with this little gem.

Moussemoose Sat 28-Oct-17 10:50:45


coldcanary Sat 28-Oct-17 10:52:39

She’ll be all over the place moaning about people being too pc and taking offence over nothing soon no doubt.
I don’t like Gove in the slightest bit I honestly thought he had more sense than to make ‘jokes’ like that.

badbadhusky Sat 28-Oct-17 11:04:33

Yeah, there’s nothing more hilarious than a sexual predator with several decades’ abuse under his belt. hmm

Battleax Sat 28-Oct-17 11:07:08

What is wrong with him?

CanIBuffalo Sat 28-Oct-17 11:08:16

It's what he really thinks. The apology means nothing except that he wishes he'd thought about it first. I think you can tell an awful lot about people by the off the cuff 'jokes' that they make.

FlorenceLyons Sat 28-Oct-17 12:35:34

What I find particularly hard to fathom is that I don’t think this was off the cuff. Gove notoriously prepares meticulously for everything, and this came across as pre-planned to me.

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