Posts Tagged “andrew marr”

A warm welcome for Andrew Marr’s change of heart on blogging

by Stephen Tall on May 24, 2012

Here’s the BBC’s Andrew Marr speaking in October 2010: “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. … Most of the […]

LDVideo: Remembering the 1992 general election, 20 years ago today

by Stephen Tall on April 9, 2012

Thursday, 9th April, 1992 — the first election for the newly-formed Liberal Democrats, and the last election when the Tories won a parliamentary majority. Here’s a video trip down memory lane… Andrew Marr on John Major’s biggest popular mandate in electoral history Paddy Ashdown on the campaign trail Charles Kennedy and Don Foster interviewed on […]

LDVideo: Nick Clegg on the benefits cap – “Work should always pay”

by Stephen Tall on January 22, 2012

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg appeared on BBC1′s Andrew Marr show this morning, and stuck up for the Coalition policy that there should be a £500 a week benefit cap: “It surely can’t be fair, can’t be right, that you can be earning more on benefits than someone going out and earning £35,000, which is […]

Andrew Marr’s hypocrisy (not a trace of schadenfreude here, honest)

by Stephen Tall on April 26, 2011

It’s been one of the worst-kept secrets in the media, and today Andrew Marr finally admitted he was one of the 30 people who’ve taken out a super-injunction to prevent reports of their private life being made public. The BBC interviewer’s legal action dates back to 2008, and has been credited with popularising the use […]

Andrew Marr: a little bit of a hypocrite

by Stephen Tall on October 11, 2010

I’m intrigued by Andrew Marr’s recent attack on blogging. For those who’ve missed his comments, here’s what he told an audience at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, as reported in the Telegraph: “Most citizen journalism strikes me as nothing to do with journalism at all. A lot of bloggers seem to be socially inadequate, pimpled, single, […]

Lib Dem HQ: read what Nick said, not what the press reported!

by Stephen Tall on November 23, 2009

An email pings into LDV’s email inbox from the Lib Dems’ director of election communications, Jonny Oates, stating categorically that Nick Clegg did not express a preference for dealing with the Tories over Labour.
Now it has been known, just occasionally, for Nick to speak a little faster than he thinks. But, as I posted […]

Clegg asserts Lib Dems’ ‘hung parliament’ equidistance. (The headline you won’t read in today’s papers).

by Stephen Tall on November 23, 2009

It’s a long time since LDV has carried a ‘Media Moron Watch’ feature … but if we were still running it, the spoils today would be shared by pretty much every newspaper. Here are the headlines from the so-called quality press today:

Clegg rules out election deal with Labour (FT)
Liberal Democrats offer Cameron hung […]