Thursday, December 06, 2012
"Today" is a bad start to any day
Today studio this morning. Evan Davis repeatedly asked questions and then stopped Osborne from answering them. Finally he blamed Osborne for taking too long. This was all followed by Nick Robinson telling me that I didn't understand the difference between the deficit and the debt. The arrogance of these journalists is egregious. They think they understand everything better than politicians or the public. The Today format, particularly the post-8 am interview, never allows enough time for serious discussion, preferring short-term heat to long-term light.