So not everyone gets the book, and I — like an idiot — went in prepared to defend the detail without explaining the big picture, utterly ignoring everything I would ever tell people… Accused of nihilism (by Andrew Gilligan) I was slightly embarrassed. My first great literary love was Fathers and Sons, Turgenev’s novel which gave nihilism […]
So tonight is the launch event for my book, timed brilliantly on the eve of a contest that will decide the future happiness of a great swathe of Londoners. Not the mayoral elections of course, but the Chelsea vs Liverpool Champions League semi-final.
My track record on industry gossip is so lamentable that I try not to pass on what little I hear. But this rumour of a personnel shift ahoy at Al Jazeera, has the ring of credibility — and it sounds like a sensible regrouping by the Middle Eastern news network. Word is that the bureau chief of Al Jazeera […]
So what was the point of that special committee to oversee editorial independence at the Wall Street Journal? I must remind myself. Oh yes.