Monday, May 05, 2008
Journalistic Sour Grapes: No 94 - Bruce Anderson
Bruce Anderson writes a column today headlined BORIS JOHNSON IS A LIBERTARIAN, BUT HE IS NOT A TORY - AND HE'S UNLIKELY TO LAST THE COURSE. He says of Boris: "He is a man without core belief: without a political or intellectual compass". Methinks Bruce doth protest just that little tad too much. What Bruce fails to mention in the article is that he himself was sacked as political editor of The Spectator by Boris. Might he not have declared this interest in his bile fuelled article? Bruce's thesis seems to be this: Boris sacked me, therefore he must have a second class brain. Revenge must be sweet for Bruce. But perhaps not quite so sweet now.