Brewer's Biog: Quirky not Hacked

Suspicions that the BBC biography of Newsnight Scotland presenter, Gordon Brewer, has been hacked into have proven unfounded.

The 'twittersphere' has been buzzing these last 24 hours or so following an article on the 'tech' website, The Register, suggesting hackers had got into the biography to suggest, for instance, that “Gordon has a degree in Philosophy and English Literature and wasted taxpayers money for three years studying for a PhD in Philosophy which he has never finished. During his career he has picked up an award for journalism and three nominations for Royal Television Society awards, although with his usual sodding luck he didn't win any of them”.

But a BBC insider told allmediascotland: “It hasn't [been hacked into] – it's just his quirky view of his career so far.”