Monday, 7 July 2008

Serious airheadism

In the Independent, an interview with Andrew Marr plugs the Bevins prize. Marr says: "it's time to save serious journalism." He laments
a discernible shift from policy stories towards reports focused on personalities.
In the Times, Camilla Long shows what he's talking about with another bitchy - and probably racist - attack piece on Michelle Obama, whose problem seems to be that she's not an airhead like Cindy McCain and Long herself. It's hard to believe that such a small-minded piece can appear in a national broadsheet - but then it is a Murdoch paper...

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