Female newscasters

Some of you remember Sir Patrick Moore, the delightful old English astronomer who had the stiff upper lip to point out that women are ruining the BBC.

I just read his autobiography, which had very little male chauvinism but did include this gem:

I am afraid I also raised eyebrows later, in June 2002, in a TV programme called Room 101; you have a large dust bin, where you are asked to dump anything or anybody that you particularly feel should be removed from the scene of the operations….

…I also nominated all female radio news-readers; when you are driving a car, and want to hear what is happening in the latest wars you can’t cope with their piping little voices. I had quite a stack of letters about that one!

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3 Responses to “Female newscasters”

  1. mike savell Says:

    What is certainly true is that,as you get older sounds are not as discernible as they were.When women talk fast,in high decibels they become very difficult to understand.
    This point has been mooted in the past with regard to female newsreaders and many people have agreed but I’m afraid it has been swept under the carpet,mustn’t upset
    the bosses must we.

  2. mike savell Says:

    What is certainly true is that,as you get older sounds are not as discernible as they were.When women talk fast,in high decibels they become very difficult to understand.
    This point has been mooted in the past with regard to female newsreaders and many people have agreed but I’m afraid it has been swept under the carpet,mustn’t upset
    the bosses must we.

  3. mike savell Says:

    What is certainly true is that,as you get older sounds are not as discernible as they were.When women talk fast,in high decibels they become very difficult to understand.
    This point has been mooted in the past with regard to female newsreaders and many people have agreed but I’m afraid it has been swept under the carpet,mustn’t upset
    the bosses must we.

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