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✒ As the BBC's use of nugs (plugs posing as news) becomes increasingly irksome – not only more of them, but they're allowed to spool on endlessly – competition to make the one that most annoys viewers and listeners in a given week has intensified. Last week's clear front-runners were Will Gompertz, for a five-minute Doctor Who-plugging visit to the Tardis repeatedly incessantly in news output, and James Naughtie, smashing Today's schedule to bits with a typically expansive appetiser for his programme on the Gettysburg address. No contest, for Telegraph editor Tony Gallagher. "So Radio 4 sport is now five minutes late as Jim warbles on," he grumpily tweeted, and retweeted approvingly someone calling it "somewhat ironic that the notoriously loquacious James Naughtie [is] doing an extended essay on a 270-word speech".

✒ All hail to Eleanor Mills, just appointed chair of Women in Journalism, but might there be issues for the Sunday Times's editorial »

- Monkey

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