The Sun on Sunday has a striking 'BBC profligacy' story today concerning James Naughtie's £175,000 salary.
Its "audit" says that "the 69-year-old was on air for just over 23 hours [from April 2019-20] - equal to £7,608 an hour of broadcasting, or £126 a minute".
The paper quotes "a source":
It’s quite clear it’s been an old boy’s club at the top of the BBC. Naughtie has been a big name for years but I cannot see how the BBC can justify such an enormous salary for that amount of work.
He’s well respected and brilliant at what he does but that’s a huge sum and a kick in the teeth for those losing jobs. It shows how out of touch the BBC is.
A BBC spokesman responds:
Jim is one of the most recognisable voices on radio but listing his on-air hours does not represent any of the behind-the-scenes work.
Wonder how much "behind-the-scenes work" he does?