Julia Allison Goes GlobalS

The British press succumbed to the charms of self-promoting media personality Julia Allison. And it's not some filthy tabloid like the Sun that's begun writing about the titillating Star editor at large - Allison elbowed her way into the pages of the Guardian, considered something of a highbrow read among America's left-wing bloggers. The paper's Peter Preston, noting that Allison doesn't actually write anything for Star, said, "Calling her some kind of 'editor' rather than PR pedlar... gives her a sheen - and, since she's good, it polishes a Star or two as well. Full marks for ingenuity." Gosh, what other British scribbler intellectualizes Allison that way? Oh, right, that guy. (Click the thumb for a full-sized scan of the print Guardian.)