We’ve heard about Marr on Pack, but what has Pack said about Marr?

You will forgive, I hope, a bit of collective pride from the Liberal Democrat Voice team. It’s not every day one of our co-editors is mentioned, in glowing terms, at a judicial enquiry, as Stephen has already written.

To recap, Andrew Marr was talking about the authority and credibility of the political blogosphere. Top left on page 83 if you don’t want to read the whole thing.

“You look around and a lot of the most influential highly respected political commentators aren’t newspaper journalists, actually, they are bloggers. I’m thinking of people like Tim Montgomery on Conservativehome or Mr Pack on the Liberal website.”

Well, actually, Mr Marr, it’s Dr Pack, but we’ll let that one pass seeing as you were so nice.

It got me wondering what our Mark has said about Andrew Marr over the years. There are a couple of wee gems.

In January this year, when Marr interviewed Nick Clegg, Mark commented that he must have been bidding for the highest number of topics in one interview.

Marr’s comments yesterday were a big change from Autumn 2010 when he described bloggers as “inadequate, male, pimpled and single.” Mark reminded him at the time that most bloggers are in fact female.  Now that Marr’s admiring the genre, he might want to diversify his reading list. There are plenty good ones to choose from here.

It appears to me that seeing as Mark has been cited as one of the most respected political commentators in the country, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for him to head along to Leveson himself, especially as he has his own, liberal, perspective on how the media should be reformed post Leveson.

In the meantime, it will be chocolate milk shakes all round at LDV Towers today.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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