I thought she was supposed to be the thinking man\’s crumpet? Taken over from Joan Bakewell?
However, his observation left others unimpressed. The broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, who was once told by a producer on Stephen Fry\’s show QI that there were so few women on the programme because “there just aren\’t any intelligent women out there”, was quick to criticise. She said: “He lists women because he couldn\’t possibly name all the men in positions of power in TV because he would be there all bloody day.
“He talks about middle-class white men being a beleaguered species on television. Well, excuse me, but Jonathan Ross, Jeremy on Newsnight. Look at the Today programme, Have I Got News for You, Newsnight. It seems to me that TV is a fantastic place for middle-class white males.”
Today is of course a radio programme.