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Old 18-03-2008, 01:33
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Anyone agree with me that he is over enthusiastic and too intense to listen to?
Or is it me?

BBC, please tell Robert Peston to calm down. I find it impossible to listen him, which is a shame, as I am sure he has a lot of valuable contributions to make.

Calm down Robert!
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Old 18-03-2008, 02:38
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Don't even know who he is so he can't be that enthusiastic.
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Old 18-03-2008, 03:34
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Do you find miles' style of writing (all centred and stuff) really annoying?
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Old 18-03-2008, 08:28
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Do you find miles' style of writing (all centred and stuff) really annoying?
The centre text stuff - yes. The needless "bold" attributes shouting at me - yes.

As regards Robert Peston - no, not at all.
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Old 18-03-2008, 12:35
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Yes, I do. He's easier to read in a blog than listen to.

The main problem for me is that he rushes sentences and puts in pauses where you don't expect them. He also can't control the volume of his voice, which goes up and down all over the place. Not very easy to follow on a news report.

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Old 18-03-2008, 12:54
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Yep, it's you alright
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Old 18-03-2008, 13:07
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Yes, yes and yes:
Rory Bremner noticed: http://youtube.com/watch?v=gd01ai4nEwo
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Old 18-03-2008, 13:39
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Do you find miles' style of writing (all centred and stuff) really annoying?
Not at all - I love it. Feels more natural. Better then left or right centered! Do you feel a new thread comin' on?
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Old 18-03-2008, 13:44
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Yes, I do. He's easier to read in a blog than listen to.

The main problem for me is that he rushes sentences and puts in pauses where you don't expect them. He also can't control the volume of his voice, which goes up and down all over the place. Not very easy to follow on a news report.

Geoff
Glad I'm not the only one. You hit on something re: his voice volume. I can't listen to him. I feel so sorry for the news readers when he is in the studio. They must have to take Nurofen when he has finished!
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Old 18-03-2008, 14:13
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He's like Lloyd Grossman on Ecstasy!
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Old 18-03-2008, 14:21
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He's like Lloyd Grossman on Ecstasy!
Totally...you are so correct. The only other reporter who scared me was Joshua Rosenburg, anyone remember? He was bald with the beard. Scary man...however...Robert Peston now takes the crown. Highly irritating and headache inducing!
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Old 18-03-2008, 14:28
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Anyone agree with me that he is over enthusiastic and too intense to listen to?
Or is it me?

BBC, please tell Robert Peston to calm down. I find it impossible to listen him, which is a shame, as I am sure he has a lot of valuable contributions to make.

Calm down Robert!
How strange you should broach this subject as I too have suddenly become aware as to how annoying his voice and delivery is, especially when he now seems to be on the radio and TV so frequently. In some ways he seems more annoying on the radio because there is no visual distraction.
No doubt another clever man but extremely tiresome to listen to.
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Old 18-03-2008, 14:36
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How strange you should broach this subject as I too have suddenly become aware as to how annoying his voice and delivery is, especially when he now seems to be on the radio and TV so frequently. In some ways he seems more annoying on the radio because there is no visual distraction.
No doubt another clever man but extremely tiresome to listen to.
Agreed. I am sure he is a very intelligent and knowledgable reporter, but his delivery and presentation totally detracts from the information he is trying to impart. I find I just switch off from listening to him and look forward to the line... "Robert Peston...thank you very much. Moving on..."
Come on Robert, sort it out!
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Old 18-03-2008, 15:48
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Don't even know who he is so he can't be that enthusiastic.
Robert Peston was on BBC News 24 a few minutes ago.
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Old 28-09-2008, 12:32
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Oh dear, Robert Peston on the news everyday this week. I can't cope with his over dramatic delivery combined with unchecked dynamic control. I have to mute him everytime he comes on.
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Old 28-09-2008, 15:00
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I agree he does deliver his sentences rather oddly me and my mum as a result find it very funny listening to him making jokes about him as his sentences get louder, pause at an odd point
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Old 28-09-2008, 15:03
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Hi,


Now just imagine not already knowing about him, being told he's the BBC's business Editor, presenting the 1st story of the day, and him telling you your bank is in trouble in those psycho -dramatic tones!

Is it any wonder he'd cause a run on any bank.

These idiot business journalists (along with the govt.) precipitating events for the sake of some air-time.



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Old 28-09-2008, 15:43
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I agree he does deliver his sentences rather oddly me and my mum as a result find it very funny listening to him making jokes about him as his sentences get louder, pause at an odd point
It's not really very nice to laugh at someone attempting to control a stammer. Do you laugh at the disabled too?
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Old 28-09-2008, 15:47
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Well, I like him. It's Andrew Marr that annoys me.
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Old 28-09-2008, 16:02
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He does appear to be making himself to be part of the story. The cult of the celebrity news reporter me thinks, when really he is getting fed a lot of stuff from inside the Treasury. Still if we criticise him, we will be accused of being obsessed.
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Old 28-09-2008, 16:07
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I posted in another topic quite a while ago that I hoped the financial crisis would be solved soon, so we wouldn't have to suffer Robert Peston on nearly every news bulletin.

He makes me not only want to leave the room, but the planet.
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Old 28-09-2008, 17:28
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Robert Peston is very animated and as a result I find him absolutely fascinating to watch.........
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Old 28-09-2008, 17:57
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I find his delivery irritating, but given he has now broken three important exclusives (B&B, HBOS and Northern Rock) I am always prepared to listen to what he has to say as he clearly knows what's happening.
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Old 28-09-2008, 18:33
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He is the best example of a bad reporter. When he on radio and is reading from a script he speaks with no pauses and no irritating emphasis on random words. Go live and then he stumbles, pauses and emphasises ridiculously. The sooner BBC take him off our screens the better. He is really bad.
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Old 28-09-2008, 19:09
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It's not really very nice to laugh at someone attempting to control a stammer. Do you laugh at the disabled too?
Oh no i wasn't trying to be offensive if he can't help it, that's fine! I thought he was doing it on purpose Sorry to anyone like that
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