Friday, July 31, 2009

Boulton v Richards: Seconds Out...

I'd love to know what Steve Richards has done to Adam Boulton to provoke THIS lambasting from the Sky News Political Editor. Adam quite rightly lays into him for his outmodish views on the desirability of leaders' debates during election periods, but he goes way beyond the normal boundaries of journalist to journalist discourse. He sarcastically calls Steve "man of the people", and "snobby". Excellent. More please! I wonder if Steve Richards will respond to this onslaught...

10 comments:

gustavus said...

This is not a TV jerking circle.

Another over-promoted vulgarian. Still, I don't suppose you can expect much from Murdoch's lot.

Anonymous said...

SR's columns on the Independent are known as 'Richards'. Anyone conversant with rhyming slang will understand.

Pete-s

Unsworth said...

Oooh! Cat Fight! Excellent!

Lexander said...

Boulton is a slimy sod who had very useful contacts (including his wife). I do not rate him as a great political hack. He just seems lucky most of the time.

Uncle Bob said...

Saucer of milk, table 12!

Lobbywatcher said...

Did Adam Boulton really write that vulgar, ill-tempered tirade? Not at all like the urbane character I recall.

trevorsden said...

Presumably Boulton cannot stand the preaching pomposity that comes from the Independent. Not to mention an 'arts correspondent'.

Debates are usually carefully structured and are inconclusive.

Will Brown submit to Paxo? All his career he as avoided him.

Benji said...

How dare he slag off the West Wing!

Martin said...

The chances of the fat one eyed coward going any where near a political hack other than his two rent boy cheerleaders (Toenails and Jug Ears) is about as likely as likely as Iain Dale getting married to Edwina Curry (oh the thought!).

McTool is a political coward and a coward as a man. He blames everyone for everything except himself.

I can't ever remember the one eyed fool EVER facing members of the public face to face. He's coward.

Thomas Rossetti said...

I agree that it was a bit vulgar but I agree with it in general. Television debates are an excellent way for people to decide between the parties' leaders.

In the United States, where I live, the debates are the only times that real politics are discussed. The rest of the time is spent spewing forth empty rhetoric, promising the impossible and thumping tubs.

He's right about "The West Wing", though. Although I liked it at first, I soon came to the realisation it was terrible