After last night’s Newsnight, an eclectic edition featuring interviews with Chris Huhne, Alex Turner and Rachel Reeves, new editor Ian Katz decided to share his thoughts on the programme with a friend on Twitter. Unfortunately, he also did so with his other 26,563 followers after accidentally posting a public message.
Katz, the former deputy editor of the Guardian, branded Reeves, the shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, “boring snoring” and referred to his former trade as “snooooozepapers”.
An unsurprisingly aggrieved Reeves, who discussed zero-hour contracts and Ed Miliband’s trade union reforms on the show, sarcastically replied: “thanks…”
Accidentally sent v ill-judged tweet referring to @RachelReevesMP‘s appearance on NN. Thought was DM but in any circs wrong. Have apologised
— Ian Katz (@iankatz1000) September 9, 2013
Katz has now apologised to Reeves but what about those still unfortunate enough to work for “snooooozepapers”?