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We Should Encourage Peter Hitchens In His Bombastic Ways.

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Peter Hitchens clearly doesn’t realise what a turn off his rude, boorish behaviour is to 90% of people who watch him on TV. Of course, to the small minority who agree with him, it’s very effective rabble rousing just like an Islamist fanatic or a hard right hatemonger.  That’s exactly how he looks to most people and really we should encourage him to do more of the same.

Peter’s performance on BBC Sunday Morning Live followed a pattern all too-familiar to those who understand his tactics. Through such occasions his tone becomes increasingly strident, he interrupts everyone repeatedly, complains that no one has read his book, throws in a wild and dishonest claim about cannabis and mental health, then goes into full tantrum mode complaining he’s never allowed to finish his point.

He was accompanied today by David Raynes, the retired-in-disgrace, ex-customs officer who is well trained in Hitchens’ techniques. With a career one step up from a security guard, he now holds himself out as some sort of scientific and medical expert and has a ready made reefer madness story to add in while partnering with Hitchens on the interrupting, talking over and hectoring of other guests.

The moderation of the debate by Sean Fletcher was weak, ineffectual and really rather pathetic but I do sympathise.  Hitchens is a Machiavellian, calculated subverter of debate and only the very strongest can handle him.

But it’s clear that nowadays he digs himself deeper and deeper the more hysterical he becomes and the angrier he is, the more the weakness of his arguments is exposed.  Carry on Peter, you’re doing our job for us now.

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Written by Peter Reynolds

September 24, 2017 at 9:51 am

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  1. There is more needs done my son can’t get rehab has caused a lot of debt and im at my wits end he wants help, but its getting it it causes mental health problems to

    Debbie

    September 24, 2017 at 10:00 am

  2. I think Peter Hitchens has good points against the use of cannabis , I think making them known is important as few journalists , writers do speak out against cannabis use or drug use in general .
    The legalisation is a red herring, see the idiots who had to be rescued off a mountain yesterday after getting up there , smoking it , then being unable to get themselves down .

    David Taylor

    September 25, 2017 at 8:46 am

    • Don’t see your point. The cannabis consumed by the “idiots” you refer to was illegal and didn’t stop them; legalisation would have made no difference.

      Godnose

      September 28, 2017 at 12:30 pm


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