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We Should Not Take Orders on How Our Interviewers Conduct Themselves

Posted on: June 29th, 2004

Newspapers have reported that the Government expressed regret about a very fine interview given by President Bush to a rather finer questioner, Carole Coleman. I would hate to think that, as has been reported by some newspapers, the Government apologised to President Bush for the attitude taken in the interview. This was a very probing interview but we should not take orders from the Americans on how our interviewers conduct themselves on air.

Did the Government has expressed regret about this interview? I would prefer to hear that the Government was supportive of our broadcasters on this issue rather than President Bush. The freedom of the press is more important than the dictatorship of some President from the United States of America.