Friday, July 07, 2006

slight return

Well, as commenters have pointed out we have been remiss in our watching duties. I guess scheduling holidays and such at the same time as the targets strays out of watching and goes over the border into stalking. One of us has been ill as well.

However, I’d just like to say that we’re not the only ones. Here, for instance, is a Today Programme alumni who also appears to have been doing a bit of Dave watching:

Rod Liddle loudly exclaimed at one point to a large crowd "Something's got to be done about that fucking cunt Aaronovich... he's a hundred times worse than al Qaeda".

Oh, dear. I suppose working for the Spectator does tend you bring the vulgarity out in a man.

Anyway, apologies for the lack of output recently, but I’d just like to point out that AW is still the place to go for quality Aaro and Nick watching, as opposed to the rather inferior reactionary competition which seems to be emerging. Just as soon as we get our arses back in gear, that is.

As a taster, I can offer this regarding Prescott’s appearance on the Today show:

I have sent an e.mail to Ceri Thomas, editor of the programme, to ask him whether this line of questioning was sanctioned at editorial level. When I was an editor in BBC News and Current Affairs such a question - based on gossip - would have been considered a disgraceful intrusion and a lowering of BBC journalistic standards. Prescott's answer, of course, should have been that it was none of Humphrys' bloody business.

Dave’s now threatening to do a full column on this, no doubt in defense of both the DPM and against the lowering of journalistic standards. Now this wouldn’t be the same Dave who used his bully pulpit to smear and entirely innocent person as a writer of anti-semitic articles following a bum steer from a partisan website, would it?

Rioja Kid


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re. that email - didn't Norman Johnson do the same thing on Sat. (with the deliberate 'I bet yoiu they ignore it, the bastards' gloss)? The spirit of Pooter lives!

7/11/2006 08:56:00 AM  

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