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Dear Mr Paxman, I don't really have an awful lot of respect for you now. What a sad, blinkered, privileged, objectively incorrect worldview.

Date: 2008-08-25 12:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cabbagemedley.livejournal.com
Oh what fuckwittery.

Date: 2008-08-25 12:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ultharkitty.livejournal.com
Poor thing, he's obviously had such a raw deal, what with some women having jobs in his industry.
Edited Date: 2008-08-25 12:40 pm (UTC)

Date: 2008-08-25 01:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cabbagemedley.livejournal.com
Isn't it dreadful? Just imagine, he can't even be sure that the job he wants won't go to a black working-class woman instead.

Date: 2008-08-25 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] phonemonkey.livejournal.com
I know, he's clearly been passed over for SO many promotions, hasn't he, poor dear?

Date: 2008-08-25 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meedja.livejournal.com
Oh, he can be an enormous prick sometimes, can't he?

Date: 2008-08-25 02:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] biascut.livejournal.com
OH GOD, MEN.

Let's see some men in the same industry stand up and say that that's bollocks. Oh wait, they won't! Because it's not their problem, is it?

Date: 2008-08-25 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] strictlytrue.livejournal.com
OH GOD, MEN.

He he. I'm not falling for that one again ;)

I'm not in the industry, but I'll gladly say it's bollocks. It gives me enormous pleasure to do so. I've never had much respect for Paxman, and this confirms all my worst suspicions about him.

Date: 2008-08-25 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] biascut.livejournal.com
It would be lovely if another man with similar status at the BBC stood up and said how ridiculous it was With Statistics, though. I mean, I can see why they would think that it wasn't their place and that a woman should answer this kind of charge, but it does make it seem men-vs.-womeny rather than common-sense-vs.-being-a-wankery.

Date: 2008-08-25 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] strictlytrue.livejournal.com
It would be lovely if another man with similar status at the BBC stood up and said how ridiculous it was With Statistics, though. I mean, I can see why they would think that it wasn't their place and that a woman should answer this kind of charge, but it does make it seem men-vs.-womeny rather than common-sense-vs.-being-a-wankery.

It would indeed. Although I can't help wondering if whoever wrote the article simply went direct to Frostrup because it made a nice "boyz v. girlz" story. It would be genuinely interesting to see other prominent male BBC employees be asked whether they agreed with Paxo.

Date: 2008-08-25 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aoanla.livejournal.com
He's a grumpy old man in an industry with an increasing (but still minority) fraction of women in important positions. Its' quite common for such people to perceive the shift in relation to "status quo", rather than in an absolute sense.

And didn't John Humphreys or someone say something similar a couple of years ago?

Not that this excuses the incorrectness, though, of course.

Date: 2008-08-25 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] biascut.livejournal.com
Michael Buerk certainly did.

Date: 2008-08-25 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aoanla.livejournal.com
Ah, yes, it was Buerk I was thinking of.

Then again, if you read his autobiography, it's clear that one of the less reconstructed things about his personality is his approach to women.

Date: 2008-08-26 03:47 pm (UTC)
zyrya: (Zyrya Power)
From: [personal profile] zyrya
I read this:
He also claimed the discovery of deceptions across the industry....

as this:
He also claimed the discovery of Decepticons across the industry....

He's right about Robert Burns, though.

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