Telegraph subs?

Robert Peston’s speaks out on abuse over stammer and ‘Hugh Grant’ haircut

Seriously?

18 thoughts on “Telegraph subs?”

  1. So Much for Subtlety

    He is an economics editor on the BBC so it follows he is a c*nt of the first order. The question is how big a c*nt he is. He isn’t the Trot who wrote the play about Thatcher’s death is he?

    In the meantime, some talentless son of a peer who is getting seven figures out of my income had better come up with a stronger sob story if he wants me to feel sorry for him.

  2. Is he getting seven figures out of your income? I suspect that is incorrect on two counts.

    Tim, you’re not averse to the odd typo yourself. If you are complaining about the paid-for paper version I can see your point. If it’s the freebie online version, motes and beams?

  3. The reason for the continual snarking about subs at the Telegraph is that an old friend of mine was for many years one of the subs on the Telegraph. Another reader here worked with him and jumped ship to The Times, on the basis that the Telegraph was laying off their subs. It’s a personal foible you might say.

  4. Yep, I was aware of that. I’m not complaining, your blog, you write what you like, I keep coming back, so I must like it. It’s the economics of it I was interested in – people moaning (in general terms) about free stuff fascinates me.

    I have to say, if I were the Telegraph editor I’d be very hot on it, and they ought to be checking the stuff more. It suggests apart from anything else that no-one at the paper even reads their site!

  5. I don’t hold a candle at all for Twitter twats, but this response is very good indeed.

    “Robert, please get your haircut. The Greeks look cool without ties. You just look like you’re wearing pyjamas under your coat”

    Tim, do you get Private Eye in your section of the world? The Barclay bros ongoing mission to run a previously fine paper into the ground is regularly covered.

  6. Dear Lord, he looks the the previously imprisdioned ex wife of the corrupt Lib Dem Chris Huhne. Is he transitioning?

  7. SMFS: “He is an economics editor on the BBC so it follows he is a c*nt of the first order. The question is how big a c*nt he is. He isn’t the Trot who wrote the play about Thatcher’s death is he?”

    You simply don’t have a clue about Robert Peston or his work.
    In his book about the banking crisis, “Who Runs Britain”, Peston describes himself as a believer in free markets *. He questions whether markets which existed in the 1990s and 2000s (eg those which created false investments) accord with Adam Smith’s principles. That is not an indication of c*ntishness or radical socialism.

    Peston, before working at the BBC, was employed for ~10 years at the FT. There’s a lot of freelance work in his career for the Telegraph papers, Sunday Times, New Statesman, Spectator etc — Peston is a career journalist and for 25 years he has written about business and economics. None of which is indication of c*ntishness or radical socialism.

    * A quote from Socialist Review: “Many of the super-rich have made their piles not from financing what we might recognise as productive activity but from buying and selling companies and debts, and gambling. Peston is critical of this, but for every criticism he reassures us that he is not against capitalism itself. He has no problem with fat salaries for directors with “special talents”, writes approvingly of performance related pay and claims that Thatcher’s privatisations were “democratisation of finance”.”

  8. Interested: “Tim, you’re not averse to the odd typo yourself.”

    I suspect that Tim is averse to typos but that he is also prone to them occasionally.

    “Well, nobody’s perfect”.

  9. I have sympathy for people who are exposed to ridicule on the web through no fault of their own, but that doesn’t extend to someone who makes a substantial part of his very substantial earnings from appearing on public media. If you live on your looks, you can’t expect to destroy your working assets and get away with it.

    As Michael Caine is reported to have said: “Fame is the price you have to pay for being very, very, rich.”

  10. So Much for Subtlety

    Charlieman – “You simply don’t have a clue about Robert Peston or his work.”

    Yes but I work at it.

    “In his book about the banking crisis, “Who Runs Britain”, Peston describes himself as a believer in free markets *.”

    So what? Doesn’t mean he is.

    “He questions whether markets which existed in the 1990s and 2000s (eg those which created false investments) accord with Adam Smith’s principles. That is not an indication of c*ntishness or radical socialism.”

    Yes it is actually. It is like saying “Some of my best friends are Black, but …. ”

    “Peston, before working at the BBC, was employed for ~10 years at the FT. There’s a lot of freelance work in his career for the Telegraph papers, Sunday Times, New Statesman, Spectator etc — Peston is a career journalist and for 25 years he has written about business and economics. None of which is indication of c*ntishness or radical socialism.”

    Working for the New Statesman, and of course, as I originally said, the BBC is a prime indication of c*ntishness.

    You are flailing around with no point to make.

  11. SMFS, your counter argument amounts to “he said” and “she said”. Paragraph from me followed by (tediously long) paragraph from you.

    SMFS: “You are flailing around with no point to make.”

    I didn’t say much. Other people made the point for me.

  12. So Much for Subtlety

    Charlieman – “SMFS, your counter argument amounts to “he said” and “she said”. Paragraph from me followed by (tediously long) paragraph from you.”

    I am sorry but did you bother to read what I wrote? No, it isn’t. Nowhere does it take a “he said, she said” form. Nowhere do I quote anyone. My argument takes the simple form of stating the obvious – a c*nt who works for the New Statesman and the BBC is by definition a c*nt.

    You have not even remotely come close to disputing that.

    “I didn’t say much. Other people made the point for me.”

    Just enough to beclown yourself as usual.

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