As Iain Dale blogged last week, Ed Stourton learnt that his time at the Today programme was ending from a non-BBC journalist.
"I’m not saying Ed Stourton is perfect – in fact I didn’t much like his "revelations" about the Queen Mother. But I know he is a good and thoughtful interviewer whose inept and insensitive dismissal contrasts sharply with the treatment of Jonathan Ross. I think I’m right in saying that Ross is paid more every year than the entire budget of the Today programme. Its presenters, whatever their individual shortcomings, who do so much to inform and provoke, deserve to be much better treated than was Mr Stourton."
Meanwhile – on Comment is free – I’ve welcomed Justin Webb’s appointment… and had a little go at the BBC’s institutional biases.