March 19, 2004


Fleet Street Blog reviews the British press awards:

Interesting that the Indie won paper of the year. What they did in switching from broadsheet to tabloid was brave and deserved recognition - even if there was no other place for the paper to go other than closure. But it overlooks one key point - it's still not a very good paper.

It's more expensive than The Times but count the number of news pages - there are twice as many in the Murdoch paper.

The Indie feels thin, it hasn't worked out how to use pics in the new format and it looks grey.

There will be a few really good pieces every day - but the rest of it reads like Metro. Except for Robert Fisk's stuff which reads like the rantings of a ********. Which they are.

Posted by Tim Blair at March 19, 2004 12:23 PM

******** ? I'm going to have some fun filling in my own adjectives.

8 letters, synonym for Fisk?

Posted by: Lawrence at March 19, 2004 at 01:53 PM

Yep. However in American English it only takes seven letters to reach the same conclusion.

see ya

Posted by: Harry at March 19, 2004 at 02:28 PM

******* or ********?

Either usage is acceptable and familiar to the ultra-politically correct Indie.

Posted by: ilibcc at March 19, 2004 at 08:51 PM

Eight letters, synonym for Fisk? That's an easy one:


Oh, wait. That has nine letters. Oh well, it still fits Fisk.

Posted by: Tom Ault at March 20, 2004 at 02:01 AM

8 letters, synonym for "Fisk", huh?...


Posted by: mojo at March 20, 2004 at 03:54 AM