As an avid reader of Matthew NormanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s media diary in The Independent, I noted that he took a shot at Media Guardian columnist Peter Wilby, the other day.
He said that, despite being a Ã¢â‚¬Å“professor of journalismÃ¢â‚¬, Wilby doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know who an X-Factor contestant on the front of the tabloids is, or even if they are male or female. He ends the item: Ã¢â‚¬Å“If you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know RhydianÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s gender, man, for GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sake Google him. Or her.Ã¢â‚¬
Now hereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the twist: if you try to Google Ã¢â‚¬Å“professor peter wilbyÃ¢â‚¬ you get zero results Ã¢â‚¬’ he isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t a professor!
Could my friend Matthew possibly be confusing Wilby with Roy Greenslade? Me thinks so.