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BBC defends Have I Got News For You over joke about bombing Glastonbury to get rid of Jeremy Corbyn supporters

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

The BBC has defended an episode of Have I Got News For You after it featured a joke about bombing Glastonbury to get rid of Jeremy Corbyn supporters.
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BBC Defends Have I Got News For You After Jeremy Corbyn 'Bombing' Joke Sparks Complaints

BBC Defends Have I Got News For You After Jeremy Corbyn 'Bombing' Joke Sparks Complaints

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

The BBC has spoken out in defence of Have I Got News For You , following complaints over a joke in the most recent episode of the panel show. Last week, comedian Fin Taylor appeared on the long-running BBC show as a guest panellist and discussed his opinions of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. “My relationship with Corbyn is like Bob Dylan, in that I only hate him so much because of his fans,” Fin said, going on to refer to certain Corbyn supporters as “fanatics”. He added: “All you've got to do is, next year, bomb Glastonbury. Hopefully Dylan's headlining. Two birds, one stone.” Better...
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BBC defends comic's 'bomb Glastonbury' joke about Corbyn fans

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Fin Taylor said on Have I Got News For You that he hated politician because of ‘fanatics' The BBC has defended a comedian's comments about Jeremy Corbyn on Have I Got News For You, in the latest instance of the broadcaster having to deal with complaints from the public about jokes mocking politicians. On last week's episode of the satirical current affairs programme, Fin Taylor compared the former Labour leader to Bob Dylan, “in that I only hate him so much because of his fans”.
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BBC defends ‘unacceptable' Jeremy Corbyn joke on Have I Got News for You

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

Channel received viewer complaints about comedian's ‘bomb Glastonbury' quip
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