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Real Deal

by | 29th, March 2004

‘NEWSREADERS have become personalities. This is not to say that newsreaders were never blessed with personality, as anyone who saw Angela Rippon high kick with Morecambe and Wise knows.

Fiona liked nothing better than a chat over an imaginary pint

But they have become personalities in the way of weather girls.

Trevor McDonald was been simpering and stressing the second word in every sentence on his show, Tonight With Trevor McDonald, since 1999.

It’s the US formula of news TV, of course, where stories deemed to be of public interest are dressed in nice shiny suit and slapped silly with greasepaint.

And now the Beeb’s at it, with Real Story with Fiona Bruce. Half an hour before Trevor, Fiona follows last week’s chat with that barely comprehensible lip-chewer Rio Ferdinand with a show about, er, ‘shaken baby’ death.

From a spoilt footballer to baby death in one step – that’s TV for the Ritalin generation.

And it can only get worse…’

Posted: 29th, March 2004 | In: Celebrities Comment | TrackBack | Permalink