Life in the Blogosphere fishbowl.
A few days ago I posted a blog item about the Bush-Blair press conference where I identified the British journalist, Toby Harnden, who got the leaders to talk about their mistakes.
Later I talked to Harnden, a friend, to chat about the press conference and...well you can read his take on my probing questions about British proper attire at
here is an excerpt from Harnden:
The only person to identify me by name so far (I was a mere "British reporter" on CNN and MSNBC and in today's Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501316.html) is my friend "scooper and digger" (ABC's The Note http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/TheNote/story?id=2003338) Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, whose blog link is above.
Lynn called to ask me why I was the only reporter there not wearing a jacket (or "coat", in US parlance), which had me offering my own mea culpa about being a scruffy Brit forgetting the dress code for those East room occasions. In my defence, however, I was wearing a tie.
#posted by Toby @ 7:20 PM