Jazeera hires Frost

Apparently Al Jazeera has hired David Frost, the veteran British broadcaster, as part of its top line-up. I find that rather unfortunate. Breakfast with Frost was a dreadfully boring current affairs show and Frost is way past his sell-by date. This sounds like an attempt to inject British patrician authority into the channel rather than any real skilled interviewer or investigation journalists. Someone younger would have been better--respectability is not something you can just buy.