In answer to your email “Paul Nurry”, yes I did notice that Paul Murray had once again turned his hamfists to film reviewing on Saturday. I don’t understand why Murray insists on making a fool of himself on topics he obviously knows nothing about. In fact the only topic I have heard him speak on where he seems at all informed, was how bad the Sunday Times was in the 1980’s. Please note, if you are in a bar with him, don’t mention the words “80’s”, “Sunday”, “Times”, or even “The”, or you’ll be there all night.
For those poor souls who missed Murray’s breathless bilge on Saturday, he bangs on about how Hollywood has taken innocent entertainment (!) and desensitised our youth to violence. (Snore). You may remember him being offended by Gordon Ramsay a few weeks ago. Today’s edition of his own paper has a gruesome photograph of dead and injured bomb blast victimes featured. Earth to Paul… Despite reading Paul Murray for several years, I am still not desensitised to to poorly researched homespun bullshit, so I’m sure the youth will be OK.
Murray amazingly recounts shouting at Margaret Pomerantz on the screen! Insane bumbling at it’s best. His column also contains the immortal line, “I don’t care if I’m labelled old fashioned for these views.” What if you are labelled an ignorant plonker Paul? How would that be?