Niall is a big boy, and he can defend himself, but I am so outraged at certain tweeters in particular, are writing off what is an award-winning story.
You may choose to argue that the press have made too much of "Duffygate", and if you think so, tell me why - so I can tell you why you're wrong!
Lets put a couple of things in to perspective here:
The Prime Minister's spinners insisted that he wear a Sky News microphone while on his walk-about yesterday, so that Sky and other broadcasters could hear every word that came out of the Prime Minister's mouth, and this is fair enough.
... But unfortunately, like Frank Drebin in the Naked Gun Films, the PM failed to realise that his mic was still on after he stopped performing.
Incidentally, the former Prime Minister Tony Blair would only EVER wear a Labour microphone to avoid such incidents.
Now I don't want to get in to backing or attacking the PM because though highly unfortunate, these things happen. I guess the only advice I could give to the Prime Minister is to be honest and say what you really think in public, as well as private.
I DO attack those however who attack Sky, and in particular Niall for doing nothing more than their duty. The comments could NOT be ignored once they had been broadcast, and I can absolutely assure you that the PM's comments were not intentionally captured.
THE PM's Own 'Nan Moment!
My producer Rachel has likened the PM's performance to "Nan" from the Catherine Tate Show.
Can you imagine?
"Nice to meet you... good to see you"
What a F*****g liberty!
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