Remind me, what exactly is John Pienaar for, asks Biased BBC contributor Alan? What does his ‘insights’ and ‘analysis’ bring to the picture?
His impressions are consistently either of an entirely bland stream of consciousness with little thought or a surprisingly different angle on a subject that hadn’t occurred to me as I listened to whatever he was later to dissect so incisively….and probably a take that no one outside the Labour party would think was based on reality.
Let’s cut out the middle man and have Balls or Miliband(whoever he was) present BBC politics.
Today’s effort was scrutinising Vince Cable’s performance at Leveson with a fine-tooth comb….unfortunately it was a comb as effective as one might be on Vince’s own follicly challenged pate out of which came the flood of excuses for his indiscrete declaration of war on Murdoch. Cable, rather than just shrug and say ‘yeah you caught me, and I meant every word’ shamelessly and pathetically squirmed like a schoolboy up in front of the Head.
Bluster and backtracking, excuses coming thick and fast and all accepted by Leveson as Moses accepted the 10 Commandments.
What was Pienaar’s analysis….’Well there you go….he’s innocent…under pressure, grumpy and being blackmailed by News of the World journalists who would seek to destroy the Lib Dems if he went against the BSkyB merger……who can blame him for an immoderate outburst?’
Of course none of these claims were investigated or substantiated….the word of the sainted Vince was good enough.
Just what use is Pienaar to anyone? Just what use is Leveson when Blair and Campbell are cast as victims rather than the villains they were? Don’t you just love indepth, rigorous, challenging political scrutiny?
That’s why I watch ‘The Simpsons’.