An Open Letter to LBC’s James O’Brien

O Three Nipples Owned

COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

BY JAMIE FOSTER

Dear James,

Following the new fashion for writing letters to people unlikely to ever read, understand or be persuaded by them, I address this missive to you. For the benefit of those who may wish to read it and don’t know who you are, I will introduce you.

You are the son of a hugely respected Telegraph journalist who made it to the top of his profession the hard way. His success enabled him to send you to Ampleforth, and his contacts enabled you to write a gossip column for the Daily Express. You are treated as a journalist to the extent that you have a talk show based on current affairs and a regular guest slot on Newsnight. In reality however you are a polemicist.

The premise behind your show, and the station it is aired on, is that you are somehow leading a conversation. To…

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