Saturday, January 03, 2009

In the line of fire: Ed Stourton

I like Ed Stourton, soon-to-be partially-redundant presenter on Radio 4's Today programme. Never mind the 'posh Ed' nickname - he asks intelligent questions and has a melodious voice. As media-savvy readers will know, he was ingloriously fired from Today, and (more ingloriously) had to find out from a Daily Mail journalist. After a ruckus, and some honest comments from Ed about his shock, he was promised some sort of rolling contract. Harmony was regained.

Or was it? Ed has been filing reports for Today recently from the Gaza Strip, covering the Israeli attacks. It can't be safe. Let's hope the BBC bosses only sent him there for journalistic reasons...

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