Yes, the Guido Fawkes interview on Newsnight was an embarrassment. But at least Paul admits it on his own blog: ‘the live interview was definitely a mistake and against my better judgement, as was the in-the-shadows idea of the editor.’ What amuses me most, though, is the comment thread beneath the mea culpa posting on the Guido blog. Half the comments are saying that Guido/Paul came across as a bit of a prat – correct, he did. The other half are having a go at fellow interviewee Michael White of The Guardian, for being arrogant / smug / petty / inaccurate with an ultimately trivial allegation. The irony is apparently lost on them.