Monday, September 29, 2008

You're not helping, Jim

Given the sheer number or words James Naughtie manages to cram in to his interviews on the Today programme, you'd think he might be able to pick them better, wouldn't you?

Here he is interviewing Sherry Jones, whose book The Jewel of Medina appears to have irritated some Islamists, Rushdie-style.

"You've written it as an artist, a writer - but you must be aware that you're also to some degree a crusader now, aren't you?"

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