|Former BBC Director General|
Talking about BBC employees - and former employees - accusing the BBC of bias, Jeremy Paxman has accused his employer of being biased against beards, describing the BBC as being "generally as pogonophobic as the late-lamented Albanian dictator, Enver Hoxha".
His former radio-bound colleague Robin Lustig concurred, saying that when he wanted to get into television he was told "that if I seriously wanted to do more, I would have to get rid of my beard."
In an act of brazen defiance, Jeremy sported a fine set of whiskers on last night's Newsnight, provoking a twitterstorm from the Twitterati.
In the spirit of triviality, I thought I'd share that with you. Radio 4's The World at One felt the same way this lunchtime.