Sunday 5 May 2019

Just let me finish

It would be remiss of me not to mention this strange piece in the Sunday Times

Emily Maitlis and Mishal Husain interrupt interviews even more than John Humphrys

"The veteran presenter of the Today programme is outflanked on interjections by two BBC colleagues"

It took three authors, Rosamund Urwin, Shingi Mararike and Ellie McDonald to come up with this unexpected theory.
“Yet, perhaps surprisingly, Humphrys is already outflanked on interjections by two BBC colleagues — Mishal Husain and Emily Maitlis — both of whom have a reputation for being more measured.”
Reputation with whom? Misha Husain is measured? Who knew?

other presenters are available

The comments below the line are equally remarkable. Interruption coefficients? Where’s Craig?


  1. Poor Mishal must be have a 'mare of a day Tippexing out that death tally chart she keeps up, with her own colleagues initially spreading the 'news' that a child has sadly died at the hands of....

    Of course, this presumes that deaths are assigned by her on a perpetrator basis as opposed to according self-inflicted collateral to those miles away being shot at.

  2. Monkey Brains5 May 2019 at 17:37

    I think Mishal's interruption average is raised by the number of interruptions she makes when it's a representative of Israel on...

    For most news stories she sounds bored out of her mind and like she couldn't care less either way.

    We need a quality statistical analysis of the type only Craig can provide! :)

  3. Matlis interview with JRM was a series of shouts .
    The other stat is who says " we have to leave it now" when the interviewee is gaining ground?


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