Lot's of coverage of ate ABC's comments this week. I think Julian Baggini got it wrong on this one. Funny comment though, "People often say how intelligent Williams is, but I think they confuse intelligence with being thoughtful, well-intentioned and in possession of a fine beard." You can imagine Blackadder delivering such a cutting line, which is coincidental since Sky News attributed the ABC's comments to Rowan Atkinson (ht:The News Quiz).
Most of the other contributors on the Baggini blog topic made the case well enough.