World’s Worst Columnist strikes again

It looks like this blog may have to reinstate our popular feature Gail Walker Watch, if only because of the drivel quotient Gail has reached when we haven’t been watching her. Since Gail’s hero GW Bush has been in town, we might have expected some barrel-scraping, but it looks like Gail has actually gone through the bottom of the barrel and is scraping the ground beneath. I mean to say, I don’t much like Bill Clinton, I like Bob Mugabe even less, and I know I’m not anti-Semitic, but Gail seems to have insinuated that anyone less enthusiastic than herself about W shares all these traits and more besides. Although she remembers enough journalistic law not to mention anybody specific who might feel they had been libelled.

So read the column, and if you feel insulted, you might like to consider dropping Gail a line at the Telegraph. But only if you feel personally insulted, and not if you feel Gail has insulted your intelligence. We don’t want the poor woman’s inbox bursting into flames.

On the other hand, I have a constructive suggestion. If Alan (Not The Minister) Johnson is reading this, he may want to offer our Gail a regular berth on his rigorous, peer-reviewed journal Democratiya. God knows, she’d fit right in.


  1. Binh said,

    June 20, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    I thought the World’s Worst Columnist was a tie between Christopher Hitchens and Thomas Friedman?

  2. splinteredsunrise said,

    June 20, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    It depends on how good a lunch the Dude has had. Oftentimes in a Hitchens column you can nearly measure the rising alcohol level…

  3. ejh said,

    June 20, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    If there were no columnists worse than them, it would be worth reading the Sunday papers.

  4. Phil said,

    June 20, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    I was going to leave a comment in the style of William Leith, but by the time I’d done it properly it wouldn’t be funny any more.

  5. prospero said,

    June 22, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    It’s wrong to have a go at Hitchens like that. He’s wrong about Iraq but a great read on almost everything else. The subject of this article ( I’m not even going to mention her in the same page as Hitch) is a simple minded, irrational cretin scribbling boring moralising ditties in a dreary local rag trying to pass itself off as a serious newspaper.

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