Journalist Questions

Why not vet journalist questions at daily briefings so as not to have the same question twice?surely it is of more interest and use to only have questions answered once.

Why the contribution is important

It would open up the briefings to more points of national interest.

by BobRussell on May 08, 2020 at 08:46PM

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  • Posted by MaryKin May 08, 2020 at 21:04

    I agree that it is very frustrating to hear journalists ask the same question over and over again, often asking something which has just been covered in detail in the briefing.
  • Posted by TMcCurrach May 08, 2020 at 21:09

    Also asking over and over again answers people cannot possibly know yet.
  • Posted by Kylesku May 08, 2020 at 21:58

    One of the most diaappointing aspects of this saga has been the disappearance of an independant media, now all we have is a government mouthpiece . Even some stalwarts just churn out waht they have been told without questions, oh for an independant media.
  • Posted by petermuir79 May 08, 2020 at 23:11

    Completely agree, I now just switch the TV over when the questions start.

    Do you job, ask the difficult questions, go and do some research and quote some statements back to the government when they start to flip flop.
  • Posted by cj2000bb May 09, 2020 at 01:15

    Should also call out when they report less than half a story to suit their own agenda. The reporters (or should that be commentators now) and their huge egos are causing more confusion than any politician at the moment, they are now more interested in their own interpretation than what is actually said.
  • Posted by JudyTurner May 09, 2020 at 14:47

    I agree. The section of journalist questions takes away from the impact of the FMs content. I often find that is a signal to away and put the kettle on.
  • Posted by Henderson May 10, 2020 at 13:58

    Repetitive to the extreme, irresponsible at times. Why is a suggestion ‘should we cancel Christmas’ even given airtime?! This time could be used informing the public about more relevant facts and statistics, for example a more meaningful breakdown of mortality figures.
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