Jeremy Paxman went on something of a rant yesterday in Edinburgh, criticising the BBC for it's interactivity and the tightening of budgets on Newsnight.
I note he criticised the license fee and asked "why doesn't the government tax washing machines and give money to Persil ?" As stupid an analogy as he could possibly have made up. Firstly, TV could be argued to be a luxury whilst the washing of clothes is not. Whilst producing a packet of Persil costs significantly less than producing a TV programme, which he ought to know as it leads on to his second major rant.
He criticised the cost cutting at the BBC and he made particular reference to cuts on Newsnight. I might have taken what he says seriously if it were not for the fact that he earns £1.2 million a year from the BBC. Should his concern for the standards at Newsnight be of such grave concern, I am sure he will take a paycut.