Andrew Marr attacks 'inadequate, pimpled and single' bloggers
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 12/10/2010 15:01
Andrew Marr, the BBC political presenter, has dismissed bloggers as "inadequate, pimpled and single" loners who rant about the world from the safety of their mothers' basements.
The so-called "citizen journalists" will never offer a real replacement to newspapers and television news, he told Cheltenham Literature Festival.
He said: "Most citizen journalism strikes me as nothing to do with journalism at all.
Andrew Marr says bloggers are 'inadequate, pimpled and single'
The BBC's website has nearly 100 blogs and invites its readers to "have your say" on an enormous range of topics, from Westminster to the weather.
But one of the corporation's most familiar faces, Andrew Marr, has dismissed bloggers as "inadequate, pimpled and single", and citizen journalism as the "spewings and rantings of very drunk people late at night".