08 Jun '12, 1pm

This trash

Last night’s Question Time was in Inverness, so naturally the topic of Scottish independence came up. Anyone who reads my site knows what I think of the SNP’s version of independence (i.e. only in name ). I had to leave the room after watching for about 15 minutes, while Neil was happily sitting and watching the ‘debate’. The thing I really dislike about the programme is no one is in constructive dialogue with anyone else — audience or panellist. They’re only interested in soundbites and point-scoring statements. It infuriates me. (Neil has spent less time in his life obsessing over politics and political news the way I do — his outrage fatigue hasn’t quite kicked in yet.) Just what is the point of getting a group of people together and putting them on teevee just so they can say what they’ve been planning to say and then sit back and look smug? And why in Deity’s name was...

Full article: http://www.serialdeviant.org/weblog/2012/06/08/this-trash/

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