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Warning: This post was published more than 9 years ago.

I keep old posts on the site because sometimes it's interesting to read old content. Not everything that is old is bad. Also, I think people might be interested to track how my views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured!

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might have changed in the 9 years since I wrote this post.
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Many thanks for your understanding.

A rather large Mark Austin of ITV News

Okay, slight exaggeration… but why did no-one realise that this looked stupid? And whatever happened to authoritatively delivered news from behind a desk?

On a more serious note, today is a day to be thinking about a true news giant. Alan Johnston, the BBC’s Gaza correspondent, has been missing for a month now. It seems so meaningless and useless in the situation, but I send all my best to Alan and his family, and I urge you, my readers, to support the BBC’s campaign for his release.

This 1,097th post was filed under: Media, News and Comment.






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