Ross’s obscene pay is insult to licence-payers
SIX million pounds a year for Jonathan Ross (“The joke is on us”, October 30). Whatever for? In basic terms, this means that more than 43,000 people contribute their annual TV licence fees to pay the salary of just one BBC ‘entertainer’. Many of these people are poor.
I question the mentality of a BBC management which is prepared to pay such ridiculous amounts of public money to anyone, let alone people whose only talent seems to be the ability to use obscenity as the foundation of their ‘entertainment’.
In the Forties, my Royal Marines drill instructor frowned on bad language, emphasising that using profanity showed a remarkable lack of vocabulary on the part of the user and indicated that such abusers of the English language lacked any personal pride whatsoever.
He was not wrong. Jim Porter, Deal, Kent
THAT’S RICH: Jonathan Ross gets £16,000 a day