After the first of the eleventy-billion emails arrived at Private Eye about Max Gogarty on Thursday afternoon, it took me less than a minute to establish that his dad didn't actually work for the Guardian. And that bit of a twat he might very well be (weren't most of us when we were 19? Isn't that what 19 year olds are for, and that's why they get the washboard stomachs and cheekbones to compensate?) but he is a successful writer in his own right, and hence a perfectly reasonable commission, whoever he might be related to. So now can we all get back to anonymously slagging of the McCanns instead?
If you want to read about a lot of editorial staff who actually did give their kids jobs on national newspapers - including a real shocker on the Guardian - can I recommend you read the half-page feature I did on the topic in the current eye?