Wednesday 20 September 2017

Unfortunately, we need to talk about Kevin

Kevin Myers tripped over his own rhetoric last week, but the effort to control the political agenda goes on

Illustration by Tom Halliday
Illustration by Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

The low point in last week's Kevin Myers circus was, for me, the moment he went on BBC Radio 5. Myers climbed down into the hole he'd dug for himself, took out his trusty shovel of contorted rhetoric and proceeded to dig.

Grunting and sweating, he gradually disappeared from view.

In his Sunday Times column, he had explained the high pay of BBC presenters Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz as being somehow related to their Jewishness.

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