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Eddie Mair | 12:26 UK time, Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Minute by minute coverage on PM.


  1. At 01:09 PM on 26 Jun 2007, Simon Worrall wrote:

    Update, update, no one gives a damn.

    Please don't cover this dross tonight, unless you're going to include the soundtrack from the one thing the woman is notorious for, THAT home video. It's the only thing that makes her even mildly noteworthy.

    Or, if you must run it, please tell us so that we can turn over to Independent radio. Adverts would be preferable to hearing this story.

    While I think about it; congratulations on not carrying anything about Big brother for a while. That's responding to user feedback!


  2. At 01:09 PM on 26 Jun 2007, jonnie wrote:


  3. At 01:15 PM on 26 Jun 2007, witchiwoman wrote:

    how far is your tongue protruding through your cheek?

  4. At 01:19 PM on 26 Jun 2007, jonnie wrote:

    Well I am surprised that the froggers have not inundated Eddie with flood pictures.

    I can only say how lucky we have been in not having another picture of this 'tedius excuse for an ex con, would be celebrity!

  5. At 01:23 PM on 26 Jun 2007, Martin Streat wrote:

    thank heavens, i was so worried she might be kept in forever and we might miss out on her stunning conversation and flower arranging skills. send her my love when you interview her. perhaps the beeb should fly her over to london to help in her quest for solitude?

  6. At 01:25 PM on 26 Jun 2007, Anne P. wrote:

    I might just find myself listening to Chris Evans today - I've never done so before but ......

  7. At 01:28 PM on 26 Jun 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Forgive me for asking -- because I know froggers will be horrified that I am even curious -- but what was she in jail for?

  8. At 01:33 PM on 26 Jun 2007, jonnie wrote:

    Just watching the BBC TV One o'clock news with Sophie in Bournemouth..

    Sophie: Now news from where you are :- .... followed by 40 seconds of BBC LNDN and then crashed in to BBC South. - Someone is going to get a telling off.

    It's the BBC - it's what you do.

  9. At 01:34 PM on 26 Jun 2007, Val P wrote:

    Please no....here, have a glass of my champagne instead Eddie.

  10. At 01:34 PM on 26 Jun 2007, Aggie wrote:

    If we all send you a pound will you promise to be the only news show today that DOESN'T mention Paris bloody Hilton - too late for the blog, but I guess one error in judgement is allowed ;-)

  11. At 01:44 PM on 26 Jun 2007, Perky wrote:

    Oh, Eric. You do know how to stir things up, don't you?

  12. At 02:25 PM on 26 Jun 2007, Vyle Hernia wrote:

    How did they manage to put a hotel into a jail? They obviously don't have the overcrowding problem we have. Maybe there is something we can learn from the French.

    (my first comment for ages, and it's been held up by the maliciosia)

  13. At 02:42 PM on 26 Jun 2007, Stewart M wrote:

    hotels as jails. I'm sure the h!l~on group may have a few spare rooms. Seems as if the paris one is vacant !

  14. At 03:05 PM on 26 Jun 2007, jonnie wrote:

    Re:- Aperitif.

    All from Wikipedia (do we give a monkeys though)?

    Driving violations
    In September 2006, Hilton was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol content of 0.08%, the minimum at which it is illegal to drive in California. Hilton's drivers license was subsequently suspended in November 2006, and in January 2007 she pled no contest to the alcohol-related reckless driving charge. Her punishment was 36 months' probation and fines of about $1,500.

    On January 15, 2007, Hilton was pulled over for driving with a suspended license and signed a document acknowledging that she was not permitted to drive.

    On February 27, 2007 Hilton was caught driving 70 MPH in a 35 MPH zone, again with a suspended license.

    She also did not have her headlights on even though it was after dark. Prosecutors in the office of the Los Angeles City Attorney charged that those actions, along with the failure to enroll in a court-ordered alcohol education program constituted a violation of the terms of her probation.

    On May 4, 2007 Hilton was sentenced by Judge Michael T. Sauer to 45 days in jail for violating her probation. Initially, Hilton planned to appeal the sentence, and supported an online petition asking California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for a pardon.

    In response, various opponents started a petition to maintain the sentence. Both petitions attracted tens of thousands of signatures. Paris later switched lawyers, and dropped her plans to appeal.

  15. At 03:20 PM on 26 Jun 2007, Piper wrote:


    I almost hesitate to ask but, how low can you get..?

    Clearly, it would seem, not low enough!

    Larry King got Paris for nothing!!!

    Paris obviously smelt a large brown furry creature when you overdid things and brandished a fiver!

    Eddie, you really MUST learn to negotiate in a meaningful way - in a way that informs people that you know and appreciate their true value...

    So, we have now, apparently one "broad"-caster who's the King of Cool and another who's the King of Drool - but who's who..?

    Decisions, decisions...

  16. At 04:07 PM on 26 Jun 2007, The Stainless Steel Cat wrote:

    So Harris Pilton is out of prison?


    Parry Prison is out of Hilton?

    Harold Wilson is out of Paris?

    Dale Winton is partly hit-on?

    Party Hold-on is outer prism?


    I blame the parents...

  17. At 04:20 PM on 26 Jun 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    I would have to say that my level of interest in PHs' situation ranks about the same as my interest in the G!t Wizard.....

  18. At 04:38 PM on 26 Jun 2007, Simon Worrall wrote:

    For reasons I can't pretend to understand the recent photo of Mr. Larry King reminded me of the character played by Burt Reynolds in 'Boogie Nights'.

    Don't come that around here, you lot. You've all watched after the kids were asleep!

    (The character is a major porn baron).


  19. At 05:04 PM on 26 Jun 2007, Frances O wrote:

    SSC, thank you for explaining ;o)

    I thought you were going to say something a bit ruder about dale, but thank goodness, no.

    Portly Milton is out on p1ss-up?

  20. At 05:07 PM on 26 Jun 2007, JPA wrote:

    Hello Si,
    Have you looked at last Friday's Glass Box?

  21. At 07:59 PM on 26 Jun 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    ..barrffff.....scratch my arse.......barf.......did i miss something along the way...PHHAARRRRPP..

  22. At 08:13 PM on 26 Jun 2007, The Stainless Steel Cat wrote:

    Frances O (19ish):

    No, I wouldn't dare be rude! That post was bounced three times for being malicious as it was...

  23. At 11:08 PM on 26 Jun 2007, Chris Ghoti wrote:

    Eric, did you mean to type GAOL up there?

  24. At 12:54 AM on 27 Jun 2007, admin annie wrote:

    Fearless, your references to the 'git wizard' always make me smile but was there something in particular that annoyed you and led to you christening him in such an apt way?

  25. At 08:53 AM on 27 Jun 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    AA, 'twas not I who christened said individual as the G!t Wizard. It was Marcus Brigstocke on the Now Show. However, I agree 100% with the sentiment :)

  26. At 09:33 AM on 27 Jun 2007, Simon Worrall wrote:

    Yes. I wil remain forever unconvinced though. And 'No' I don't think that 'New' Labour are out-and-out Socialists. They form a thin veneer over what is, at heart, a Socialist party though.

    The acceptable face (to the middle classes) of Socialism. Blair's triumph was to make them electable at all. Under John Smith they might have struggled and certainly wouldn't have reached the levels of majority which Blair has achieved.

    Now Blair is gone and Gordy steps in. What will he do? Which course will he steer? Will he be a Socialist, or a media manager? Will he fall back on the methods of style over achievement which have been sucessful for thirteen years, or will he nail his colours to actually doing something?

    He's already mortgaged the future of the nation to PFI schemes, just so he can fiddle the accounts and balance the books. So it doesn't augur well.

    You can complain about this lot being in thrall to big business, but if they are unwilling to explicitly raise taxation to pay for schools, hospitals, prisons, etc. then they need business to step in and do it for them. So they cannot afford to be old-fashioned tax-and-spend Socialists. Caught between their instincts and what the public will fund. What would you do?


  27. At 10:58 AM on 27 Jun 2007, Ed Iglehart wrote:


    An interesting glimpse into Brown's method of media management on last night's Newsnight.

  28. At 12:28 PM on 27 Jun 2007, Simon Worrall wrote:

    Missed it. Totally knackered and had an early night. Anything that can be expressed here?


  29. At 12:42 PM on 27 Jun 2007, Ed Iglehart wrote:


    Aye, it was far from obscene, but compared the experience of a documentary maker type in spending a fair amount of time with the Tory Pretender (very open and such) to trying to get even one chance to ask Gordo a question. Completely kept at bay by 'security'. Quite amusing if it weren't so revelatory. Worth a 'watch again'.


    Maliciously rejected, of course!

  30. At 12:47 PM on 27 Jun 2007, Ed Iglehart wrote:


    Starting around 26 mins in is worthwhile. A bit of al Toady's (un)suitability as envoy, followed by Broon's inaccessibility.

  31. At 12:54 PM on 27 Jun 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    I saw that one, too, EdI and was intrigued. Not sure if it is driven by GB or whether it is his media man who is paranoid. I hope word of it gets to GB and that he rethinks the approach.

  32. At 10:22 PM on 27 Jun 2007, whisht wrote:

    I'm neutral on the Ph scale.


    ha ha

    hahahahahahahooohoooHAHAHHhahaaaa HAHAHAHA!!!!!


  33. At 10:53 PM on 27 Jun 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Whisht (32), Good to see you so happy and enjoying yourself, but -- eh?

  34. At 10:30 AM on 28 Jun 2007, RJD wrote:

    whisht (32) - It took me a few seconds but yes - HaHahahaha!

    C'mon Ap! PH!

  35. At 10:49 AM on 28 Jun 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Oh -- right back on topic eh? I see :-)

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