Congratulations, MrJustineMN!

(29 Posts)
ParsingFancy Thu 16-May-13 20:51:13
edam Thu 16-May-13 22:46:14

ooh yeah saw this in the Standard tonight and thought of Justine. He was described as 'husband of the dead clever founder of MN' or some such, which made me grin. So rare that someone is described as 'husband of somebody important' rather than 'wife of someone important'.

Bit of a challenging job, though, I see Newsnight has had to apologise again over a report wrongly accusing a forces charity of skulduggery...

flatpackhamster Fri 17-May-13 08:37:53

I'm sure he'll fit in nicely alongside former Guardian journalist Allegra Stratton and ex-Trotskyite Paul Mason.

Dawndonna Fri 17-May-13 23:13:11

Oh good, perhaps the beeb will stop being a mouthpiece for the tories and we can have some balanced news for a change. I've been on Channel four news for months.

WouldBeHarrietVane Fri 17-May-13 23:14:27

I wondered when a thread would start on this!

Congratulations Justine and Justine's DH smile

ThisIsNotAFlyingToy Fri 17-May-13 23:19:03

Yes, I spotted this yesterday. Didn't see "husband of Justine" though when I googled but their new kitchen extension looks very nice grin

Solopower1 Sat 18-May-13 10:07:42

So now more important than ever for Mumsnet to speak truth to power.

ItsYonliMe Sat 18-May-13 15:34:21

Edam - I do hope he wasn't described as "the husband of the dead clever founder of MN".

JustGiveMeFiveMinutes Sat 18-May-13 15:41:52

Well done Ian!

Two pieces of advice: (1) Do your research (2) Don't make Paxman read the weather.

grin

clam Sat 18-May-13 19:01:08

"Oh good, perhaps the beeb will stop being a mouthpiece for the tories"

Seriously???? PMSL!

Dawndonna Sat 18-May-13 19:46:59

Glad you enjoyed it, Clam.

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 18-May-13 20:24:13

Thanks for congrats all - apparently I am about to become a Newsnight widow...

OrlaKiely Sat 18-May-13 20:31:56

Wow this is fabulous.

Well done smile

I have just google imaged him and he is like a far better looking Jeremy Paxman, in some of them...impressive nose as well.

I like him already.

crazynanna Sat 18-May-13 20:38:01

Congratulations!
I love JP
And I love the NN music.

oh yes...the programme's good as well blush

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Sat 18-May-13 20:46:06

Fucking hell Justine! No wonder you always have a glow.
I wouldn,t kick him out of bed for farting.

lowers tone completely

Congratulations grin.

WouldBeHarrietVane Sat 18-May-13 20:47:30

Orla I agree blush

The Vane house will be even more interested in NN now Justine's DH is on it!

clam Sun 19-May-13 00:19:59

Well, at least Justine won't be invited on to NN to be subjected to Will Self wittering on in long words again.

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 20-May-13 10:40:15

Ha yes - on the bright side am definitely off the Newsnight hook now. I shall onpass comments about his nose/farts grin.

YoniMatopoeia Mon 20-May-13 10:47:31

Well done him. What a challenge that is to take on.

I may start watching NN again.

Chipstick10 Mon 20-May-13 14:36:07

More lefties at the bbc, how original.

flatpackhamster Mon 20-May-13 18:02:14

What d'you think it'll be like when the Guardian finally goes under? Every single person will just be rehired by Auntie. We'll be able to rename the BBC the GBC.

LineRunner Tue 21-May-13 22:55:46

I wrote to Ian Katz once, possibly a million years ago, about an article he had written in the Guardian about Israel. He wrote back a very gracious and informative reply.

Bloody good journalist.

boxershorts Thu 23-May-13 13:29:28

No one accuses Radio 5-Live of being Left wing.

I like Channel 4 news. They stick up for people at the bottom of the pile.

EldritchCleavage Fri 24-May-13 13:12:15

Justine-please ask him to make Newsnight serious again (and get rid of Paxman-well past his sell-by).
Thanks!

ParsingFancy Fri 24-May-13 13:14:53

Noooo, don't get rid of Paxo!

(Or if you do, give him to meeeee.)

SwedishEdith Fri 24-May-13 16:15:15

Noooooooooooooooooooo to getting rid of Paxman shock I was only thinking the other day about what a National Treasure he is.

crazynanna Sat 25-May-13 00:11:13

Get rid of Jezzer!!! Are you SERIOUS!!!!! shock

JoyMachine Sat 25-May-13 00:17:00

Mmmm... is Gavin Essler still on there?

heavenlybrownies Sat 25-May-13 01:19:50

Definitely get rid of Paxman. Doesn't appear to do research - he appears so ill-informed compared to Andrew Neil for example and gives too much of his own opinion with his over the top expressions and often ill-judged comments. He is coasting along on his reputation.

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