BBC Lampoons Itself By Erecting Statue Honoring George Orwell

George Orwell

The BBC flatly rejected a previous attempt to erect a statue in 2011, on the grounds that Orwell was too left-wing. Irony is now officially dead.

On November 7, the BBC unveiled a new statue honoring Eric Blair, who worked as a “talks assistant” at the BBC from 1941 to 1943. He apparently spent quite a bit of time on the air before submitting his resignation letter on September 24, 1943. For reasons that will become apparent, the statue will be placed at the edge of the BBC property.

“Why,” you ask, “is someone who worked at the BBC for two years getting a statue?” You probably know Blair under his nom de plume: George Orwell. The BBC flatly rejected a previous attempt to erect a statue in 2011, on the grounds that Orwell was too left-wing. Irony is now officially dead.

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  • Dana Garcia

    Speaking of questionable statues, DC is planning on so honoring its former mayor, crack-smoking Marion Barry.

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/11/10/tucker-carlson-why-washington-dc-erecting-statue-race-baiting-mayor-marion-barry

    • Exile1981

      I’m waiting for the ted kennedy memorial.

      • Dana Garcia

        They can put a waving Ted Kennedy statue near the Statue of Liberty to welcome the new illegal aliens streaming in.

  • Exile1981

    In 20 years no one will be allowed to read 1984 and the statue will have to go.

    • The statue will simply have no meaning.

      • Exile1981

        except as a physical manifestation of an idea.

        I bet it only mentions his real name

        • It won’t matter because no one has read his books.

          Literacy is the left’s enemy.

          • Tooth&Claw

            It is indeed.

          • It’s time to put that on a reading list.

          • Tooth&Claw

            Made my kids read it. That and Animal Farm.

          • I read that on my own without any nudging.

            Sadly, that is not encouraged to be read by anyone these days.

          • Tooth&Claw

            This generation only reads if they must it appears. They have to be pretty motivated to read anything that doesn’t involve gaming manuals.

          • No one reads because of personal laziness. It’s not only that important things aren’t read. Nothing is.

          • canminuteman

            Now go and read “Coming Up For Air”, “Keep The Aspidistra Flying”, “Burmese Days”,”The Road to Wigan Pier”, “Down And Out In Paris And London”, and “Homage to Catelonia”

          • “Shooting An Elephant”.

          • Tooth&Claw

            My personal reading list is already very, very long.

          • canminuteman

            Then just read The Road to Wigan Pier. It’s really amusing.

          • Exile1981

            Someone could still ask ‘who was he?’

          • That would be too much effort.

  • Justin St.Denis

    I was always more of an Aldous Huxley guy myself. George always struck me as being about as subtle as a flying mallet. Of course, despite both being Caucasian, my expressing my preference is probably racist nowadays…….