A tweet from Jeremy Vine today...
...hasn't struck people as being very kind, or classy. Here's a flavour of the reaction:
- Genuinely. Is there any need for such a spiteful comment?
- Anyway, sympathies today for anyone who thought Jeremy Vine was nice, whoever you are and wherever you may be.
- It's an astonishingly wrong footed comment from Vine. Perfectly sums up what's wrong with the BBC: deep-seated self regard. Andrew Neil is one of their "stars". Colin comes from a different background, family man, working class and above all *normal*.
- Classic BBC, pretends to be kind but can't help but bully anyone who is deemed beneath them. Colin Brazier is great. Calm, interesting, kind and patient with guests.
- Really? I've been watching Colin Brazier's show since he stepped in and have been massively impressed by his work.
On Monday I pointed out that Jeremy Vine is paid twice more than our PM - wages we are legally forced to pay via the BBC license fee. I think publicly-funded broadcasters need to be careful how they express personal opinions.
Update: Jeremy Vine has deleted his tweet.
Did he delete it off his own bat, or did the BBC tell him too?