20 Years Of Media Lens: A Selection Of Remarkable Replies From Journalists

The Insiders In a 2002 interview with the Observer, the BBC’s John Cody Fidler-Simpson CBE of Kabul, to give him his full name and title, was asked to define the ‘essential qualities’ of a journalist. Simpson responded with typical left-field quirkiness: ‘There’s something slightly wrong with most of us, don’t you feel? We’re damaged goods, usually with slightly rumpled private

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