Saturday, August 19, 2006

A little trifle for the weekend

Polly Toynbee has been given awards and honorary degrees over the course of her career.  I read a couple of the pieces celebrating these, including this when the Political Studies Association made her Political Journalist of the Year for 2003, this when Loughborough University made her Honorary Graduand in 2004 and this when Essex University made her a Doctor of the University.

There at least two things that they all agree on.  One is that her work has "detailed presentation of fact, with careful attention to accuracy" (PSA), is "informed" (Loughborough) and "invariably well-informed" (Essex).  The second is that they all agree that she left the BBC in 1995.

How strange, then, to find her writing in 2003 that "I left the BBC 10 years ago".


Anonymous said...

I commend your detail, but you really have too much time on your hands.

Alternatively, you work for a political organisation. Hmmm.

Cambridge, UK

FactcheckingPollyanna said...

GS -- too much time for what, exactly? And no, I don't work for a political organisation.