Michael Buerk

Former Newsreader Attacks 'Cringingly Inept' BBC

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK

BBC veteran Michael Buerk has launched a stinging attack on the corporation's "cringingly inept" coverage of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations....

The Olympics: Firmly in the Grip of Glorious Delusions

Michael Buerk | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Sport
Michael Buerk

The Olympic ideal is enshrined in an organising committee as self-serving and historically corrupt as any in world sport...and, believe me, that is a fierce competition. They demand the Zil lanes and the best seats which they are, apparently, too busy being lushed up to use.

Obama Promised 'Out of This Darkness a Brighter Day Will Come' - It Won't

Michael Buerk | Posted 26.09.2012 | Home
Michael Buerk

It's time we grew up and started to look at the world through adult eyes. We don't need guns, or superheroes, or, for that matter, God.

Andy Murray: Self Control Used to Be Considered a Virtue

Michael Buerk | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Sport
Michael Buerk

I have no personal animus against Andy Murray, and I dare say it is irritating not to win a tennis match, but precisely when did we turn into a nation of snivelling losers? At what point in the history of the last hundred years did the stiff upper lip start to quiver; Did it stop being shameful for a grown man to burst into tears just because he came second in a game? Did it become possible for a serial runner-up to become 'champion of our hearts' not with a bang, but a whimper?

Bewildered, Elderly Male Considers the Sensation of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Michael Buerk | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Michael Buerk

It's sad, but undeniably true, that our rubbish tells more about us than our art.

Buerk: Argentina's 'Birdbrain' President Guilty Of 'Breathtaking Hypocrisy' Over Falklands

Posted 05.07.2012 | UK Politics

Veteran BBC journalist Michael Buerk has launched a stinging attack on Argentina, accusing the South American country of "breathtaking hypocrisy" and ...