News: Chris Moyles in Binge Drinking Criticism

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All In London
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Posted: Wednesday the 10th September 2008 at 12:28


News: Chris Moyles in Binge Drinking Criticism


http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/news/index.php?type=&news_id=4668

A recent study, that was funded by the government looked at over 1,200 hours of output from the radio DJ and found that alcohol was mentioned on 703 occasions. In total 179 of these comments were made by presenters on the show. He has been criticised for celebrating binge drinking with one of the main issues being the jingle that stated: “If you're hungover from the night before, listen to (presenters) Tim and Kate".

It was revealed that of all of the comments made about drinking 73% were seen to encourage drinking. The study looked at a range of stations and presenters with the BBC on the whole faring very well. DJ Chris Moyles was the exception to this rule and most of his comments were seen to be encouraging binge drinking.

A spokesperson from the BBC stated: "We don't agree that our presenters encourage a culture of drinking. In fact, throughout this week we have run a high profile campaign on the radio and online asking listeners to think about the amount of alcohol they drink and how it could affect their health, looks and behaviour."


What do we all make of this then?

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krunchie frog
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Posted: Wednesday the 10th September 2008 at 13:26


I think these watchdog type people need to relax a bit. People aren't likely to go and pick up a six pack of lager and down them all in an hour because Chris Moyles talks about alcohol.

Everyone is responsible for themselves. When you have things like alcohol addiction or dependency, it has nothing to do with some bloke on the radio talking about when he got drunk or being hungover.

People drink, they always have. hangovers have been around for the same amount of time, it's a part of life. It's the individual's responsibility to drink responsibly. Too often the blame is shifted onto someone else for these kinds of things.

And this comes from someone who has been around alcoholics more than enough to know about the down side of alochol, who rarely drinks, and when she does, she knows her limit and is not inspired by celebrities to go and get hammered.

People who blame violence in games is another that grates me, but that's for another thread :D


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All In London
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Posted: Wednesday the 10th September 2008 at 13:54


Well said krunchie, can we call you that? better than frog I suppose* Wink

I'm on the same page as you on this kind of thing. I think they're just looking for someone to blame for a problem they've lost control of.

"There's a drinking problem?"
"Let's blame Chris Moyles, he drinks"

"People are speeding?"
"Let's blame Jeremy Clarkson, he drives fast"

It's just a bit of a waste of energy IMO.

Also, do you not find it slightly irritating that someone sat through 1,200 hours of his show courtesy of the tax payer?

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krunchie frog
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Posted: Wednesday the 10th September 2008 at 14:25


Lol yeah 'krunchie' is fine Happy

Or 'Great Krunchie' or 'Wondrous Krunchie'... those are good, too.

I think it's the nanny culture, wrapping up the public in cotton wool because we simply just can't look after ourselves. We wouldn't know what to eat if there wasn't tv adverts for supermarkets!!

How I imagine one of these conversations...

'so they say there's a problem with binge drinking'
'well can you be surprised, the way they glorify alcohol and encourage people to drink on television and radio shows?'
'true, they need to not mention it at all so the public don't know alcohol exists and they won't dring in excess then'
'Oh and the supermarkets, they shouldn't be promoting deals on alcohol, either'
'Of course, because then people are simply just going to listen to Chris Moyles, and then go down to Pesco and spend all their money on drink'
'Except for us, of course. We're allowed to listen to this stuff and because of our superhuman ability we aren't affected, that's the only reason we don't succumb to these shameless promotions and join the binge-drinking masses'
'Of course. People never went out drinking at the end of the working week before all this talking about alcohol came about'

Hmm.... maybe it's not exactly like that, but I reckon I'm close!!
And yeah I wouldn't mind being paid for something like that. Like working for the BBFC, where I'm allowed to watch uncut original versions of movies, but the rest of the country, no, it'll be too much for them to cope with.

Saying that, do you get paid to make forum posts all day? :D :P <---why are these not smileys?


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