Monday, 25 August 2008

Paxman Rides Again...

This story warmed me greatly as I was stuck at Leeds Festival, away from all idea of civilisation.

Paxman really does not give one solitary shit, which is highly respectable. And, given his background, is always careful to qualify his remarks which is vital.

MF shows the typical head-in-the-sand mentality associated with the feminine agenda in the media. That and, of course, misdirection. She points out Johnothon Ross, Ian Hislop, Paul Merton and Paxman himself. Essentially Paxman was talking about people in high up jobs within media, rather than personalities, and MF could come back with no real retort to this point, preferring instead to trot out the old platitudes. Women are oppressed in certain arenas, there's no doubt about that. But men face troubles, too, which is something MF and her ilk seem pretty hesitant to accept as a possibility.

I will be blogging my five days at Leeds Festival soon. Right now, I haven't slept in 28 hours. Priorities, priorities.

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