Amazing to hear presenter Roger Bolton say on BBC Radio 4's Feedback that the Today programme had refused to put up anyone to defend John Humphrys. The Today presenter was accused by Feedback listeners of being too aggressive in an interview last Wednesday with Chancellor Alistair Darling and using a "bullying, scare-mongering tone". Instead Feedback was offered a Today statement. Today presenters always bemoan the fact that "no Government minister or spokesman would take up our invitation to come on the programme, instead they offered us this statement." This gives the listener the impression the Government has something to hide. For Today not to let anyone be grilled by Bolton was an own goal.
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