A response to my It’s not as if the presenter on a TV news program needs to do anything other than look pretty and be drooled over, is it? from the author of the said Evening Standard piece:
I’m glad to have got your attention. I think it right to bring different criteria to assessing the performance of a breakfast time tv presenter reading an autocue than to evaluating the inaugural lecture of a Regius Professor. I’m sorry the distinction escapes you.
Good of him to respond, even if the reply leaves me unconvinced.