One of our many readers notes;
“I emailed the below to The Today Programme about BBC correspondents and why Jim Naughtiehad to go to the USA – needless to say I have had no reply except the automaticthankyou email…….
“Jim Naughtie is sent to the US for Super Tuesday, or is it just a jolly?
If I Google LIST OF BBC CORRESPONDENTS I get a Wikipedia page of who is alreadystationed there. There are 22 already, so why do you need to send someone else, unless its ajolly. Flights, hotels, expenses, support. What did all that cost? Why does he know any more than the 22 already there, and what do they cost? There are only three correspondents in Russia but he did not go there and thatwas a proper presidential election, not just selections. Shocking.”
Quite right too. This is just an indulgence and all at our expense.