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Should we now expect the Spanish Inquisition?

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    Posted by Lord Faversham (U15887337) on Wednesday, 9th October 2013

    Why is it that Auntie Beeb thinks it is appropriate to adopt such a confrontational style of interviewing in its radio and TV progs? I'm all for a good chunk of investigative journalism but I have to say that it's getting beyond a joke. Each morning I'm forced to turn off Radio 4 as John Humphries and his co-hosts launch a tirade of rude questioning on to some poor victim who is doing their level best to answer the question posed not a moment before. They are not even afforded the courtesy of getting a word in edge ways before being lambasted with some acrimonious accusation or another. Whatever happened to good manners? If the Beeb thinks this is either entertaining or informative they are sadly mistaken. It just encourages one to turn off.

    Imagine my consternation when flicking onto Watchdog tonight only to experience the double whammy of Ann Robinson assaulting one's eyes and ears in verbally cutting off some poor victim doing his level best to provide good public advice.

    Please can we go back to setting a good example rather than jumping on the bandwagon of shock journalism?

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    Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on Wednesday, 9th October 2013

    Try complaining more effectively here ----------->

    www.bbc.co.uk/bbctru...

    smiley - blackcat

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    Posted by Hampton Owl (U12068729) on Thursday, 10th October 2013

    ,NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition! Our chief weapon is surprise...surprise and fear...fear and surprise.... Our two weapons are fear and surprise...and ruthless efficiency.... Our *three* weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency...and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope.... Our *four*...no... *Amongst* our weapons.... Amongst our weaponry...are such elements as fear, surprise.... I'll come in again.


    Sorry chaps,just couldn't resist it.

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    Posted by geriatricpete (U13864902) on Thursday, 10th October 2013

    Why is it that Auntie Beeb thinks it is appropriate to adopt such a confrontational style of interviewing in its radio and TV progs? I'm all for a good chunk of investigative journalism but I have to say that it's getting beyond a joke. Each morning I'm forced to turn off Radio 4 as John Humphries and his co-hosts launch a tirade of rude questioning on to some poor victim who is doing their level best to answer the question posed not a moment before. They are not even afforded the courtesy of getting a word in edge ways before being lambasted with some acrimonious accusation or another. Whatever happened to good manners? If the Beeb thinks this is either entertaining or informative they are sadly mistaken. It just encourages one to turn off.

    Imagine my consternation when flicking onto Watchdog tonight only to experience the double whammy of Ann Robinson assaulting one's eyes and ears in verbally cutting off some poor victim doing his level best to provide good public advice.

    Please can we go back to setting a good example rather than jumping on the bandwagon of shock journalism? 
    I agree about Anne Robinson. I watched Watchdog last night for the first time since she returned and certainly won't watch it again. I'm partly deaf and had to turn the volume down.

    As you say, an assault on both eyes and ears.

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    Posted by Seasick Stevie (U14284749) on Friday, 11th October 2013

    Are you serious? . . . Miliband doing his level best to provide a good public service ?

    smiley - doh

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