Here’s to a more irritating 2015

Personally, I don’t know how 2015 could possibly top 2014.

In August, online readers of the Globe and Mail voted for me as the “biggest name in broadcasting,” beating out even Peter Mansbridge.

Then in December, an Ottawa newspaper called the Hill Times surveyed parliamentary staff – the assistants to MPs and senators – asking them to name the “talking head you’d most like to silence.” I won that poll too, with more than triple the votes of the second-place contender, Rex Murphy.

And just before Christmas, the Globe’s TV critic, John Doyle, chose me as the “most irritating” personality on TV.

These three honours don’t contradict each other. In fact, in journalism, how could they not go together?