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Jeremy Paxman To Edit The Independent?

by | 4th, March 2010

ON January 23, Madame Arcati broke the story that Jeremy Paxman had been offered the Independent editorship – many thought I was joking.

Now the Guardian confirms that Paxman has met likely new owners the Lebedevs to talk about his possible appointment. He’s not the only name on Alexander Lebedev’s wishlist – Greg Dyke’s there too, more in need of a big job than Paxman I should have thought.

Apparently Lebedev seeks a star to edit the ailing paper – like Napoleon, he has this fantasy he can hitch a lift off another’s X factor. Would you buy a paper just because it was edited by Dyke or Paxman – or Simon Cowell for that matter? Such a ludicrous idea.



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