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August 8, 2008updated 23 Aug 2022 6:59pm

Robert Peston: increasingly bizarre on air

By Grey Cardigan greyblog

I’m becoming concerned for the sanity of BBC News’s business editor Robert Peston. Propelled into the spotlight on an almost daily basis by the so-called ‘credit crunch”, the poor bloke’s on-screen performances are becoming increasingly bizarre.

Yes, he did well by breaking the Northern Rock scoop, but his once marginal physical Tourette’s has now escalated into full-blown gurning and twitching, punctuated by barks of inappropriate laughter. It’s like watching a marionette being manipulated by the former chief sub-editor of the Hartlepool Mail.

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