Michael Rosen named as Hirsute Broadcaster of the Year

In Uncategorized on June 27, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

press release 28th June contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

Michael Rosen named as Hirsute Broadcaster of the Year

The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has named the presenter of Radio 4’s Word of Mouth programme Michael Rosen as hirsute broadcaster of the year 2017. He shaved LBC and BBC Newsnight broadcaster James O’Brien, the 2016 winner, for the title as part of National Beard Week

The campaigners say that the world of broadcasting remains extremely pogonophobic despite Jeremy Paxman’s high profile comments on the matter in his final months as presenter of Newsnight.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, Michael Rosen’s programme about how words and language are used also undermines one of the oldest pogonophobic stereotypes, namely that the hirsute mumble into their beards.

Monday 26th June: Hirsute Personality of the Year: the beard wearer who has made the positive public impact during the year. 2017 Jeremy Corbyn MP

Tuesday 27th June: Beard Friendly Sandwich of the Year: the sandwich that goes in the mouth not the beard. Cheese & Red Onion

Wednesday 28th June: Hirsute Broadcaster of the Year: the broadcaster whose beard has had the most public impact

Thursday 29th June: Pogonophobe of the Year: the most notorious beard hater of the year

Friday 30th June: Beard Friendly Employer of the Year: the field grows wider each year

Saturday July 1st: Beard of Summer 2017: the third of the four quarterly seasonal Awards


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