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hutch0
Date: 2008-03-09 21:36
Subject: peeved
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I've previously been unaware of the ouvre of MSNBC's Tucker Carlson, but he recently interviewed Gerri Peev, the Scotsman journalist responsible for breaking the Hillary `monster' story which resulted in the resignation of Obama adviser Samantha Powers.
Now, the debate over whether Gerri Peev (I love the name) should have allowed Samantha Powers to retract the `monster' comment, claiming it was off the record, when no off-the-record parameters had been set at the outset of the interview, is I think a matter of cultural differences between British and US journalists. Ms Peev was working to one set of rules, and Ms Powers was working to another. Situations like that are always a car-crash waiting to happen.
But I really do have to take exception with Tucker Carlson. His question, "Since journalistic standards in Great Britain are so much dramatically lower than they are here, it's a little much being lectured on journalistic ethics by a reporter from The Scotsman," really got my back up. I can't claim to be The Scotsman's greatest ally, but dammit, this overpaid, overcoiffed, smug berk has no right to say that about my trade. I love American journalism - some of the mightiest writing in the business has come from across the Pond - but I don't consider Tucker Carlson a worthy commentator. On the basis of this, the man's an idiot.
You can watch the whole exchange (and a coda in which another guest congratulates Tucker Carlson) here. I'll grant you, Gerri Peev doesn't come out of it entirely whiter than white - she seems to have omitted to ask some fairly obvious follow-up questions. But really, the affrontery of the man.
I think I'm going to be keeping an eye on Tucker Carlson, just to check on the quality of his journalism...
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RealThog: Jim's bear pic
User: realthog
Date: 2008-03-09 23:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Jim's bear pic

"I think I'm going to be keeping an eye on Tucker Carlson"

Rather you than me . . .
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-03-09 23:27 (UTC)
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It's a dirty job, but someone ought to do it. I'm already watching Ann Coulter.
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RealThog: 'Ronica
User: realthog
Date: 2008-03-09 23:32 (UTC)
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Keyword:'Ronica

Your care package of Drano is on its way . . .
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-03-09 23:36 (UTC)
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I do find Coulter oddly compelling, in much the same way as I read Simon Heffer and some of the other bonkers Telegraph commentators. They're all quite mad, of course.
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RealThog: Jim's bear pic
User: realthog
Date: 2008-03-09 23:38 (UTC)
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Keyword:Jim's bear pic

When one day the biopic is made, Coulter's going to present by far the biggest challenge of Tilda Swinton's career . . .
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-03-09 23:42 (UTC)
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Ha! Yes, I thought that. Perfect casting.
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-03-09 23:44 (UTC)
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My own thought was that Swinton's about the only actress with the ability and range.

Mirren could maybe do it, but she's handicapped by being quite the wrong shape.

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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-03-09 23:45 (UTC)
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Far be it from me to comment on Helen Mirren's shape, which has given me much solace down the years.
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-03-09 23:54 (UTC)
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Many, many years . . .
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-03-09 23:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Many, many...
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-03-10 00:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I can't remember if it was you I had a conversation with long ago about British accents, but my brother sounds just like Sean Bean. Of course, my brother's a carpenter, not an international film star, but they talk just the same.
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RealThog: Jim's bear pic
User: realthog
Date: 2008-03-10 00:29 (UTC)
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Keyword:Jim's bear pic

What's irking me is that I can't remember which of Betty Marsden's characters it was ho had the "Many, many years . . ." catchphrase.
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RealThog: morgan brighteyes
User: realthog
Date: 2008-03-10 00:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:morgan brighteyes

"I no longer feel so guilty over renting Sharpe's Rifles just to look at Sean Bean's assets."

He has any?
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