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Phone hacking and phoney hacks

July 29, 2011 Leave a comment

From Rod Liddle, in the latest Spectator:

I felt, as we all rounded with glee upon the MPs two years ago, that sooner or later [journalists] would cop it, a feeling of foreboding compounded by my trade’s astonishingly sanctimonious outrage that we were having a privacy law imposed upon us by judges.

Read the whole thing: it’s rather fine.

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Rod Liddle explains himself at last

July 7, 2010 Leave a comment
Picture of Rod Liddle in the Guardian

Rod Liddle Mark I

At the Spectator, Rod Liddle has been explaining his political philosophy to the confused masses:

I sign up to most of the stuff which used to be considered left – decent minimum wage, redistributive tax policy, social ownership of those things which as a society we need but which the market struggles to provide (trains, utilities, council housing and the like).

Rod Liddle brunette

Rod Liddle Mark II

So far, so good. Ticks all the boxes of yer typical metro-bovine-lefty, then. But hold on…there’s something missing. Shouldn’t he “care passionately about the BBC but think it’s lost its way” to complete the set?

Oh yes, he does. Phew!

Personally, I think Rod’s philosophy would appear more coherent if he didn’t keep changing his fright wigs for every different publication he appears in.

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