Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Johann Hari proves he is an idiot and fails geography

This morning, Steve Richards at the Independent failed his numeracy test and now, via Croydonian is colleague, the ever so smug Johann Hari has failed his geography test. On the Indy's blog Open house Johann Hari says,
Boris will forever be the mayor of Zones Four to Six, the chief executive of Watford and Bromley and Amersham.
Johann darling. Amersham may look like it is zone six at the end of the Metropolitan line but it's actually part of Buckinghamshire and in Zone nine you idiot. Perhaps you need a history lesson on the Metropolitan Line as well and where it went too? As for Watford, that is in Hertfordshire and Zone seven.

Where do they find these complete prats? Seriously? If you'e so stupid that you just look at a tube map and assume that everything on it is in London should you really be paid to write for a national newspaper and pontificate your opinion?

What's more Johann, if you think Zone four equals suburbia heaven on earth then I suggest you go and visit Woolwich, plumstead and Abbeywood and inform some of the poorest postal districts in London with the lowest school attainment results that they're actually middle class.

You claim to speak for the poor in London, yet it appears you don't know where London ends, nor do you know very much about the reality of what the city looks like past the end of your "oh I live in the East End it's so raw and working class" nose.

20 comments:

unseen said...

I thought Amersham was in Zone C, outside of the normal six zones altogether.

dizzy said...

TFL lists it as Zone 9.

Alan said...

Dizzy,

Never mind the Underground, I had to look him up on Wikipedia to double-check what sex he was. Yikes!

kozmicstu said...

Amersham always used to be Zone C, and Watford Zone D. Maybe it's changed.

Twas always extremely annoying when one couldn't get to Watford on a standard Zones 1-6 ticket, though. It's a bit of a stupid system.

CROWN said...

Dizzy

you should also check out his previous blog where I left a comment on his inability to understand the mayoral voting system.

http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/05/is-it-safe-to-v.html

Crown
http://thecrownblogspot.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Is it a fella?

canvas said...

Johann Hari! She really is a silly moo.

JuliaM said...

Last time I saw that many chins, I was tucking into crispy duck and prawn crackers!

Jonny Mac said...

The massive snobbery of the CiF crowd and the types of Fatty Hari against those in the outskirts of London has been astonishing

Nicholas Bennett said...

For an another example of the genre see Will Self's article in the Evening Standard 6th May. The Leader writer of the adjoining column disagreed with him.

lettersfromatory said...

Moron.

Anonymous said...

he is the worst journalist on fleet street and has never researched an article properly in his life

Gobshyte said...

The squirming and whining of the 'liberal elite' over the fact real people who use real services voted against the Trots is actually quite priceless.

Homosexualist_Bummer said...

But the point is these second rate journos like Hari are talking to an ever decreasing circle of believers.
These ghastly people have the audacity to belive they know what the Troies are and will do.

For fifteen years they've been used to pouring their hate filled bile over the Conservative party, & being believed.
Now however people are simply not listening, it must be so painful.

VoteLabour said...

Yes I agree homo, these small time agitators have had their day.
How can anyone who lives in the real world actually care about the Labour Party today?

Dianne 'fat pig' Abbott is my MP, she believes so much in public services she sent her kid to private school, but never misses an opportunity to criticise the 'Tory elite'.

NeoLabour is a busted flush methinks

Jules said...

What a beautiful neck she has.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to pick you apart, but if you read the sentence back, he didn't actually say that the places he mentioned were in Zones 4-6. He just said that Boris would be mayor of them. The sentence is vague, but you really shouldn't jump to conclusions.

dizzy said...

You don't have to apologise for picking me apart when you haven't.

Anonymous said...

Well I have, you've made an assumption about the meaning of a sentence, when it could be interpreted differently. Don't get me wrong, I fucking hate Hari, and I'm on the left, but you're whole post was built on unstable foundations.

dizzy said...

Bolllocks