Wednesday, July 26, 2006

On the Media Tonight...

As Andrew Neill would say, you lucky people. I'll be on Sky News at 9.30 talking about Tony Blair's Health speech, and then doing the BBC News 24 paper preview at 10.50pm and 00.15am. Just so you know when to switch over...

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just out of interest, what do you do between paper reviews? Hanig around the sudio, or go to the pub? 10.50 til 00.15 is a fair bit of time to kill...

Andrew Woodman said...

Both news channels on one night. What a tart!!

Anonymous said...

Iain, Iain, Iain....Don't you know that 'Television is last century's medium'...not my words, but those of someone far higher in the political stratosphere than even your good self - the New Statesman himself...Alan B'stard. I binned mine years ago. Focus on this site and leave all that 'telly' stuff to all the Big Brother wannabes.

On a related note, you went up in my estimation when I found you owned a bookshop. But what are we to do now that most kids given books struggle because they can't find the 'on' button..one 2 ponder.

Martin Hoscik said...

I got as far as ' I'll be on Sky News at 9.30 talking about Tony Blair's Health' and thought maybe his heart was forcing him to retire.

You have no idea how sad the next word made me :D

vikki said...

Barrister qualifies as Medical Practitioner!!! Welcome Dr Tony Blair!

Curly said...

Hope you mention something about the timing of the speech, surely an attempt at preventing a PR disaster.

Curly's Corner Shop, the blog!

Chris Palmer said...

Again, the decesion of either sleep or watching Iain Dale reviewing papers must be made...

Though, you could do both... Watch Iain Dale review papers, which sends you to sleep...zzzz

Chris Palmer said...

Joking, Iain, joking!

Desperate Dan said...

If you keep taking on these media assignments you'll never find the time to finish reading Being Gazza. Frankly, its already taken what seems like an eternity.

Ipod Tech said...

i will watch you!! you're lucky one!

Tone made me do it - he's a bad influence said...

I suppose the real question is:
Is Tone continuing on as PM
a.good for HIS health?
b.good for ours?

Mark Hanson said...

Blair's health speech was good and handled the demonstrator well

hope you'll give credit where its due tonight Ian?!


www.thebigissue.net

Mark Hanson said...

I thought Blair's Health speech was sensible and he handled the demonstrator well.

Hope you'll give credit where its due Ian?!

www.thebigissue.net

Anonymous said...

Hi Iain

When your on tonight perhaps u can discuss this result of council byelection Rushmore Grange

Last may Con 686 Libdem 373 bBNP 257 Lab209

Last night Libdem 515 Con 445 bnp 137 lab94

Big victory for DC perhaps

Anonymous said...

Iain

I think it would be much more interetsing if you talked about Mrs Beckett's statement about the US sending bombs to Israel through the UK to kill UN observers. What do you think?

Iain Dale said...

Anonymous 5.15, for the first paper review we only get the front pages and virtually only the headlines are readable on a computer screen. So after the first one there's about a 45 minute wit until the physical copies of the papers start to arrive. The Sun and Times are always first. We virtually never get an Independent. So I spent half an hour choosing which stories I want to cover - some are a repeat from the first one but many will be from the inside pages. I always try to do a funny one to take the piss out of the presenter, which they normally enjoy. And if I have any spare time (like now!) I logonto this and moderate comments.

Tim Roll-Pickering said...

Iain where did you get that tie?

Iain Dale said...

Andrew, 5.42.tart, moi?

Martin, sorry to disappoint!

Chris, I was about to give you a yellow card but you quickly redeemed yourself!

Mark, well, I didn't get to mention the heckling, but I hope you thought my points were reasonable. Should you have been watching, of course!

Iain Dale said...

Ti, it's a Duchamp, my favourite tie maker. You either love 'm, or you hate 'em. But there's one thing for sure, you don't forget 'em!

bebopper said...

BTW
Brillo Bonce stole "you lucky people" from Tommy Trinder, cockney comic of the forties and chairman of Fulham FC. He made Johnny Haynes the first £100 per week footballer after Jimmy Hill's campaign to remove the cap on player's wages.
What do you mean, "who cares?"

Anonymous said...

Dear Bedhopper

I care! I was about to point it out, but you got there first. It would be a shame if the history of British msuic hall comedy were lost

luv

Max Wall's Grandma