This, of course, makes television documentaries (potentially) a massively dishonest medium - you think you are watching the expressions of the participants, but you are not. The audience is being led through a carefully crafted script towards a conclusion that was decided in editorial and commissioning offices, months and sometimes years before the first camera was switched on.
Exactly so Richard, and explains why slowly, ever so slowly, people who wish to receive or exchange informed and reasonably objective comment are deserting the MSM and the BBC in droves, as they increasingly understand the 'monotype' approach which is only concerned to parrot a party line, or edited to express the same old Leftish biased views.
I did not see the Dellers piece, but I suspect the response is way beyond anything MSM generally would get in say - the mainline daily papers, or dare I say it, a BBC Blog?
Stupid politicians still do not get it do they. They have not yet grasped the power of the Internet, though they are aware of its potential. They still do not understand that very few politically minded, articulate, people interested in current affairs and politics do not turn to politicians
for an informed and intelligent debate.
They seem to suffer from some sort of collective mental dementia, and still
believe they are the centre of the political universe. They are in for a nasty surprise, as the Internet revolution continues to transform the public square - leaving the "Westminster Village" way behind, with their worn out old cliches - "Does my Right Honourable Friend agree with me..........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Drone on sonny - nobody listens, not even in your chicken run..