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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:56 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

It's like Message Boards I guess: it's the controversy that brings in traffic and activity.  It may not always be welcome and pleasant, but it makes for entertainment.

When I used to listen to him on Talk Radio I often used to take a sharp intake of breath and think "I can't believe he just said that!", but it made for interesting listening.  He's got a sharp brain and a very cutting wit.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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He's got a sharp brain and a very cutting wit.



It's the whiff of lavender he has about him
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trentvoyager wrote:
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He's got a sharp brain and a very cutting wit.



It's the whiff of lavender he has about him


 Possibly.  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One TV historian whom I admired, both as a broadcaster and as an author, was the late Magnus Magnusson.

    I did not share his political views*, nor his atheism, but his concise, witty, erudite and informative style of presenting and writing have always captivated me.

    His works on Biblical history, Viking sagas and a brilliantly readable one volume history of Scotland have been acclaimed internationally.

* - Liberal...but one of his daughters is SNP.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lexilogio wrote:
Jim wrote:
Well, depending on whether or not one wants a historian who wears his bias as a badge of honour, i suppose.


I think all of the TV ones do - don't they?


Simon Schama tends to be unbiased, at least as far as I can see

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