I’ve only just finished reading about Zenna Bloody Atkins’ latest and one article on her wondered how the hell she got all those roles – quite senior roles she had no qualification or experience for, let alone her total ineptitude and big-mouthed ideas she tried to ram through.
And this Stansiwhateverhernameis – how the hell did she even get inot that position in the first place? Total non-comp, no life experience, marinaded in the narrative.
Anyway, from WikiGuido via IPJ:
Increasingly isolated NUJ boss Michelle Stanistreet has unilaterally announced the union’s support for state regulation of the press. Somewhat unbelievably not asking members first, Stanistreet blustered:
“We believe that if we are to achieve independent, accountable regulation it needs to be underpinned by statute enabling a framework for a new body to be established with clear terms of reference and a structure that involves journalists and civil society as key stakeholders.”
Just who are the “we” she was speaking for remains unclear. Certainly several prominent journalists have expressed their disbelief that such a decision would be made without balloting members first:
Extraordinary that the NUJ’s wretched leaders are supporting statutory regulation of press, we have been fighting that since the 1640s—
Nick Cohen (@NickCohen4) November 05, 2012
NUJ is betraying journalism by demanding state regulation after 300yrs of press freedom – If you’re a member, demand a national ballot NOW—
Neil Wallis (@neilwallis1) November 06, 2012
Hell’s bells and save the little children.