Saturday, October 14, 2006

Richard North

He despises the rest of the British blogosphere but, let’s face it, he’s in a league of his own.

11 Comments:

Anonymous archduke said...

cracking good reading though. i dont where he gets the time.

9:44 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's certainly in a league of his own as far as the level of his pish is concerned

11:14 pm  
Anonymous archduke said...

indeed. but it is very refreshing , compared to the fawning platitudes of the likes of the BBC on the matters of the day.

and he doesn't rant and rave - his pishing is well argued and thoughtful. i disagree with some of it, but heck, it's something I read nearly every day.

11:40 pm  
Anonymous archduke said...

oh dear. i take it back.
he's censored a post from Archbishop Cramner

look at the thread here

oh dear. not a smart move.

12:04 am  
Blogger Richard said...

Thank you... but I seriously do not despise the whole of the Blogosphere - just that bit of it that seems to spend most of its time telling each other how wonderful they are!

As for censorship, every forum has rules - ours are posted at the top. We make it quite clear that posts must stay on topic and avoid degenerating into ad hominem abuse.

Cranmer simply decided - not for the first time in his very long life - that he was above the rules, with the inevitable result.

You would have thought he had learned the first time round.

12:56 am  
Anonymous JuliaM said...

Blimey!

If you thought that (from Cranmer) was ad hominem abuse, you really haven't seen a lot of the blogosphere, pal........

5:24 am  
Anonymous Clematis Fraudster said...

Cranmer isn't guilty of 'ad hominemism'; he is just a normal, everyday loony.

12:38 pm  
Blogger permanentexpat said...

Correct me if I err (& I'm sure you will) but, as PdeH has pointed out many times on his Samizdata, a blog is private property. One is there as a 'guest'.....If a guest of mine insulted me on my personal turf s/he would require urgent dental care. Gratuitous insults do not reflect well on those guests who have the bad manners to make them :-)

1:03 pm  
Anonymous Peter Spence said...

He does write well (now that somebody's correcting his punctuation) but "Dr" North is also the most insufferably arrogant prat currently blogging, with the possible exception of his humourless co-blogger with the mid-European name.

1:55 pm  
Anonymous Clematis Fraudster said...

"He does write well (now that somebody's correcting his punctuation) but "Dr" North is also the most insufferably arrogant prat currently blogging, with the possible exception of his humourless co-blogger with the mid-European name."

Now now, peter...flattery will get you everywhere.

When you visit the 'EU Referendum' blog - which, seemingly, you do - do you go there expecting a bit of light-hearted buffoonery and tales of wacky euro-lunacy?

I cannot comment on Richard North's sense of humour - or lack of it - but I should point out that he is not, actually, a medical doctor.

If you are seeking some medical humour, I suggest the Richard Gordon 'Doctor...' novels. They're hilarious.

I also recommend series 2 of Green Wing, which you can purchase here.

3:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can anyone knit these threads together ?



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibor_Szamuely

http://www.freemarketnews.com/Writers-Bio-Analysis.asp?wid=53

Dr. Helen Szamuely has no such illusions. Born in the Soviet Union, Helen attended school in Hungary, Ghana and Britain.

BA degree from the University of Leeds in History and Russian and a D.Phil from the University of Oxford



George Szamuely, a writer based in New York City, was born in Hungary and educated in England. He has served as an associate at the Manhattan Institute, editor at Freedom House, film critic for Insight, research consultant at the Hudson Institute, and as a weekly columnist for the New York Press.

8:39 am  

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