Not Saussure

November 25, 2006

Eh?

Filed under: BBC, press — notsaussure @ 6:07 pm

“What makes her stand out as a journalist is not only her strong views,” he [Andrew Marr] says, “but also her ferocious appetite for research. In a media world in which too many media columnists simply voice their top-of-the-head opinions, Polly always arrives heavily armed with hard facts.

Source: BBC NEWS | Magazine | Faces of the week

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6 Comments »

  1. Disneyland guide was it?

    Comment by jameshigham — November 25, 2006 @ 8:12 pm

  2. I didn’t realise anyone else had spotted this… I nearly choked on my cornflakes this morning when I read that.

    Factchecking Pollyanna has been alerted.

    Comment by Mr Eugenides — November 26, 2006 @ 1:15 pm

  3. Britblog Roundup #93

    Yes, it is indeed that time of the week again when we showcase your selections of the best of the blogging output of these isles. You can make nominations for next week’s simply by emailing the URL to britblog At

    Trackback by Tim Worstall — November 26, 2006 @ 3:04 pm

  4. Andrew Marr has to be either joking, on drugs or completely demented.

    Comment by Chris — November 26, 2006 @ 4:31 pm

  5. […] I see Mr Eugenides is as surprised as was I by Andrew Marr’s extraordinary statement of Polly Toynbee that In a media world in which too many media columnists simply voice their top-of-the-head opinions, Polly always arrives heavily armed with hard facts. […]

    Pingback by Pollyanna again « Not Saussure — November 26, 2006 @ 4:48 pm

  6. The old media sticking together. Matthew Parris marries the Guardian journalist who started up “Comment is Free”. Who was it that Adam Boulton married? Anji Hunter former Blair aide.

    In the UK there isn’t a single daily newspaper or TV channel that can be classed as consistently sound.

    Comment by Praguetory — November 26, 2006 @ 7:14 pm


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