Sunday, August 16, 2020

Editorial misconduct

Mic Wright's interview with Conor McNicholas is a good read - if you enjoy nauseating, delusional, self-justifying, self-congratulatory bullshit.

The fact that McNicholas remains proud of hammering nails into NME's coffin by turning it into a vacuous comic - or making the magazine "much more visual", as he puts it - during his stint as editor, and equally of instituting "a 'good hair, good shoes' policy", tells you all you need to know about him. As does the fact that he was given and took the opportunity to see Wright's article before publication and "to clarify anything that may not have been clear on a sometimes rickety phone line".

Since leaving NME in 2009, McNicholas went on to edit the Top Gear magazine, has been a contributor to Superyacht Life and is now described as "a creative content, brand and disruption consultant". Or "twat" for short.

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