We’re sir crazy when it comes to Bob Geldof

With regards to an article in your latest issue: “BBC, AOL and O2 to back Live 8 event” (MW last week), there is no such person as “Sir Bob Geldof”.

Having been born outside the Commonwealth, in Eire, he cannot claim the title of “sir”, despite holding a KBE.

This is a common mistake made by journalists either too lazy or too stupid to get the simplest facts correct. Your sub editors ought to be disgusted with themselves.

S Rhead

via e-mail

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