Saturday, May 24, 2008
The Daily Telegraph's fleet of ageing journalists, flawed from inception, must be retired. Con Coughlin is way past his usefulness and should have been taken out of service a decade ago.
The Telegraph has admitted there are several basic faults in its journalists and serious flaws in the sub-editing regime. "It has always been the case that The Telegraph has had to adapt its journalists for tasks they were not meant for and in light of the fact no suitable replacements can be found the existing staff must be patched up and pressed into further service," said a senior spokesman.
These things are costly to maintain, ill-equipped for the job and must be scrapped.