Mr Paxman at the Cafe Royal
December 2, 2007 1:57 PM   Subscribe

"You haven't seen true competition until you've watched editors of broadsheet newspapers, distinguished novelists and the controller of Radio 4 locked in furious argument about which was Frederick the Great's favourite musical instrument and what was the name of Jade Goody's range of perfumes." Jeremy Paxman, host of BBC's Newsnight, reviews the events of his week.
posted by parmanparman (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It reads like a Larry King column.
posted by otio at 3:19 PM on December 2, 2007

Then I've never seen true competition.
posted by athenian at 5:38 AM on December 3, 2007

But today, some 'at this stage of the war, what we need is a futile gesture' command has been issued.

Brits must either stage their wars or their gestures differently than we do here.
posted by OmieWise at 7:43 AM on December 3, 2007

OmiWise.... that's a reference to a classic Beyond The Fringe sketch

I enjoyed that imagining Paxman's perfect laid back sarcasm. Must watch Newsnight more often.... "Did you threaten to overall him?"
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:29 AM on December 3, 2007

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