Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Why the caveat?

I saw some of the Politics Show on Sunday having its review debate.  However, what struck me as somewhat odd was Rick Wilford's caveat to criticism of Catriona Ruane (53.10 minutes in):

"I'm not making a sectarian point here..."

Why is such a caveat thought necessary? Especially with someone whose credentials as an independent authority are obvious.

PS I made the point in the blogpost below about media skew.  The panel in this programme was a demonstration of that with no one holding views representative/close to the largest Unionist party.  This led to the brief discussion on Unionist Unity being highly negative and was left unchallenged.

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