Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Saturday, 16 October 2010
Marr attacks bloggers (as if we give a sh**)
Andrew Marr (the well-respected and liked, British writer, journalist and broadcaster) has attacked bloggers in general like this:
"One of the corporation's most familiar faces, Andrew Marr, has dismissed bloggers as "inadequate, pimpled and single", and citizen journalism as the "spewings and rantings of very drunk people late at night".
Marr, the BBC's former political editor who now presents BBC1's flagship Sunday morning show, said: "Most citizen journalism strikes me as nothing to do with journalism at all.
"A lot of bloggers seem to be socially inadequate, pimpled, single, slightly seedy, bald, cauliflower-nosed young men sitting in their mother's basements and ranting. They are very angry people," he told the Cheltenham Literary Festival. "OK – the country is full of very angry people. Many of us are angry people at times. Some of us are angry and drunk".
Well, He's got it right about the drunken bit, but I am not pimply, as he so cruelly suggests, neither am I cauliflower-nosed. Occasionally (like now for instance), I am pretty much sober when I write. You would have thought that - with ears like that - he would have kept the personal insults to a minimum. I reckon he's scared of us.