Saturday, November 25, 2006

Grist for the mill

Eric has found some demagogic simplification on Radio 4. On the Moral Maze! Who'd have thunk it?

1 comment:

Tim Almond said...

On the moral maze website:-

"The Moral Maze does not make any concessions, either intellectually or to the politeness normal in current affairs broadcasting. "

That's the problem. They think that because they've got an entrenched Daily Mail writer, and an entrenched left-winger, that there's some intellectual rigour going to happen.

The result is territorial. They don't want to listen, or explore the opinions of the other person for whether there may be something they can learn from it.

I'd really like a politics show where some really bright people with different political homes sat down and debated the issues in a genuinely mature and relaxed fashion.