John Pienaar told us that Victoria Derbyshire was so hard Damien McBride would be quaking in his boots in an upcoming interview.
Derbyshire opened the interview with a quote from McBride:
‘It was just me being a cruel vindictive thoughtless bastard.’
…and then asked him where, on a scale of bastards, would he put himself.
However that was about as ‘hard’ as the interview got…McBride far from quaking in his boots walked all over Derbyshire and gave a good account of himself.
Whether anyone believes a word of it of course is a different thing altogether but he made everything very plausible…so much so that the BBC now ‘excuse’ his actions in news bulletins saying he was ‘in a battle’.
Janet Daley in the Telegraph says he also made mincemeat of Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight:
Plenty of opprobrium for serialising his book in the ‘Tory’ Daily Mail….both from Derbyshire and Labour critics……one saying Alastair Campbell didn’t take Mail’s money for his book….but of course he did take the BBC’s, who serialised his book and employed him on an almost permanent basis:
From Iain Dale (wrestler):
Is this the BBC’s way of saying sorry?