But then, journalists on other papers started counting up his various jobs. They arrived at a total of six. In addition to being a Conservative member of Parliament and newspaper editor, he pockets nearly $800,000 as an adviser to BlackRock, one of the world's largest money managers.
Martin McGuinness on his home turf in Derry is a very different creature from the Martin McGuinness of the Today programme or Newsnight. It does not take much conversation to realise that his style is dramatically ill-suited to the Paxman-pressed soundbite.
Water under the bridge? That was my gut reaction when - to no one's great surprise - Rupert Murdoch announced last December that, once more, he wanted 100 per cent control of the broadcaster Sky.