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cicero

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Today programme
« on: November 04, 2011, 11:33:09 AM »
I have been listening to the early morning "Today" programme since the days of Jack De Manio and Brian Redhead and have recently come to the conclusion that the quality of its presenters is at something of a low ebb.

They seem more interested in giving their own opinions and asking long and rambling questions - particularly James Naughtie - but all of them constantly interrupt and talk over their guests.
This morning Sarah Montague did precisely that when interviewing George Osborne rendering much of the interview unintelligible.

Basic courtesy in asking a succinct question and allowing the guest the time to answer it would be welcome and the programme would be significantly improved as a result.

Unfortunately too much content is being crammed into too little time.


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Re: Today programme
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2011, 11:45:11 PM »
I think perhaps you have answered your own criticism with your last sentence?

The world of news and the media has changed, politicians like Osborne are now are so media aware that for modern journos, trying to cut through the spin and the rhetoric to the facts can possibly feel like attempting to cutyour way through a rain forest with a pen knife.  Perhaps a lot of the time they are pre-empting the spin and given the time restraints it all gets a bit messy.  Still a good programme though?

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Re: Today programme
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2011, 10:07:38 PM »
I must admit I listen to it less frequently these days just because it irritates me but maybe I'm getting less forgiving?

 I find Naughtie really tedious and as for Robert Peston - well for someone paid to talk on the media he really is hard work to listen to!

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Re: Today programme
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2011, 11:24:17 PM »
I think that you have a point.

I find that arrogance in reporting can be off putting.

In the Peston/ Mair camp..I want to be with Eddie and his more creative/inclusive style.



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Re: Today programme
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2011, 11:27:12 PM »
Oh and Brian Redhead was the template and should be aspired to.


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