Janet Street Porter

Columns in The Independent are surely the musings of the socially inept, those people you sidle away from at parties after a couple of stabs at conversation. They are the product of the system that has given a "voice" to people who have nothing to say apart from the fact that we\’re all doomed, it\’s capitalism\’s fault and by the way, I met someone famous recently. Thousands of hackneyed opinions about books, politics, the environment and society written by people who can\’t use a logical argument or recognise a fact. Endless reviews of this and that tapped out by idiotarians who\’ve never experienced any culture other than the one within their own heads.

11 comments on “Janet Street Porter

  1. You and Janet are both right. I stopped reading the Independent after the weirdings of the Green Goddess got a free ride. And most blogs are rubbish. So what? 90% of everything is crap, and it’s the gold we’re interested in.

    For example, no-one in the MSM has yet picked up the Lionheart-to-be-arrested story. It’s a cracker, broken by the blogosphere.

  2. I agree with Kay – this thesis applies to most columnists and blogs really. Except for Chris Dillow’s of course.

    I can’t get over Matthew Parris’s wittering column in the Times – “today I made a cup of tea and buttered a scone.. etc.” I’m sure that I could write a column about the daily consistency of my 10-month old son’s sh*t and it would be more interesting and eventful (e.g. especially if spontaneous weeing happens at the unwrapping of the nappy).

  3. “…I could write a column about the daily consistency of my 10-month old son’s sh*t and it would be more interesting and eventful (e.g. especially if spontaneous weeing happens at the unwrapping of the nappy).”

    Your 10 month old son’s nappy, or Parris’s..?

  4. “by people who can’t use a logical argument or recognise a fact”

    Either these people never read any blogs or they don’t read any good ones. Analysis on the good blogs is far superior to that of most columnists. It has to be or the blogger gets lynched.

  5. I’ve never understood the Street -Porter phenomenon, as well as having a face for radio and a voice ideally suited to the silent film, she seems to have extremely limited intelligence and the insight of a terminally-unaware mollusc.
    Therefore, I can only presume she must have a filing cabinet filled with compromising material featuring everyone who is anyone in the mainstream media.

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