Sunday, January 17, 2010
Suzanne Moore for editor: She's Independent, are you?
Make this woman the new editor of the Independent and stop pissing about.
She's a liberal-leftist icon and she makes lots of money from Lord Rothermere by offending him every week in one of his own newspapers. She's proof you don't have to become a rightwing 'mare to coin it in journalism.
And she's no Labour lapdog. When last year the New Statesman made Alastair Campbell guest-editor she resigned from the magazine on highly publicised principle. How could a publication which opposed the Iraq invasion get cuddlesome with one of the war's chief mongers? She's of the left but no apparatchik. Just what we need as virtually every British newspaper right now takes dictation from Andy Coulson.
She's indie down to her legendary fuck-me shoes. She is Madame Arcati's most interesting choice.
Her name is Suzanne Moore. Google her.
(Meanwhile, Rod Liddle's skin colour problem)