The first set of ears
This week Shaun Ley interviewed the prime minister on The World at One about the details of a government announcement on parliamentary standards slated for later that afternoon.
In doing so, he may have incurred the annoyance of the new Speaker John Bercow, who has made a point of stressing how important he feels it is that ministers make their announcements to Parliament first, rather than touring the TV and radio studios beforehand.
Indeed, it was a notable feature of the Speaker hustings in Parliament that several of the candidates took the opportunity to criticise the practice of making announcements on the Today Programme.
Clearly, they are right on that last point - in the sense that all important news should of course be broken on The World at One. And our regular Wednesday panel picking over Bercow's comments after Prime Ministers' Questions took the same view.
Nevertheless, I wondered how widely MPs' strong feelings on this are shared beyond Parliament. Given the emphasis it received in the Speaker debates, you might think this was one of the most pressing issues undermining the standing of Parliament.
I rather suspect that following the extensive coverage of MPs' expenses in the Telegraph and elsewhere, the public probably takes a different view.
As one of the Speaker candidates put it, too many ministerial statements are made to an audience of "one man and his dog, and maybe a Lobby correspondent". And you might argue that given the decreasing coverage of proceedings in Parliament in the media, politicians have a responsibility to take the story to where the audience is, at a time when more of them are listening.
So are you outraged by getting the details first from us, or do you too feel strongly that the first set of ears to hear the news should be those of the Speaker himself?
Jamie Angus is editor of The World At One.