Grey Cardigan: The bullying editors


The latest Gordon Brown story gives the national columnists the chance to recall tales of brutal newsroom behaviour (although hardly shocking from my experience), notably from Rowan Pelling in the Daily Telegraph and Allison Pearson in the Daily Mail.

Funnily enough, the doomed T2 in The Times comes up with the best link, almost certainly accidentally, by featuring the infamous Alec Baldwin speech from the Glengarry Glen Ross in its classic film slot.

For afficianados of cool, calm, newsroom-style invective, try this YouTube link. (NSFW if you’ve got your speakers on.) And coffee is for closers.

A related link is probably nearer the truth for many of us who started out in the late Seventies. Meet Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, who could still teach a few of the ranting legends a thing or two.

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