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December 06, 2006

How dare Michael Grade offend the proletariat journalists like John Simpson?

John SimpsonJohn Simpson has criticised Michael Grade’s defection to ITV, saying he saw the BBC as “just another organisation” rather than as a principle or ideal:

We tend to be freer and more creative than other outfits, but that’s not why we endure the low pay and the infuriating bureaucracy and the sometimes ludicrously difficult conditions…

Now hold the phone a second…

that’s not why we endure the low pay…

Er… how much is John Simpson paid and could it possibly be described as “low”?

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