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this. Now it is time for Newswatch. This

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week, by Prince Philip interrupted a inspirational speech by the

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president of the United States has been interrupted mid-sentence by

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this? He is walking steadily across the pavement. How are you, sir?

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Did Andrew Neil give the EDL leader to harder time on the Sunday

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Politics? And is Russell Brand the right sort

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of person to invite on Question Time?

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There was considerable excitement in Belfast on Monday as President Obama

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arrived on his first official visit to Northern Ireland for the G8

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summit. His first appointment was addressing a -- an audience of young

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people and dignitaries, a speech shown live on the news channel.

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In today's hyper connected world, what happens here has an impact on

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lives far from these green shores. If you continue your courageous path

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are just going to leave Belfast and take you to London, where the Duke

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of Edinburgh is leaving hospital ten days after he was at miss it. Our

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correspondent there is Peter Hunt. He is walking steadily across the

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pavement. Into the car. He is carrying a book. How are you, sir?

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And so came them none, but several channel on Monday morning was Simon

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Waldman, he joins me now. Explain to me why you make that decision to cut

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away from Obama's speech. One of the purposes of the news channel is to

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bring breaking news and live pictures to the audience. I think

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that the departure of the Duke from hospital tick the box in both those

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categories. It was both breaking news and it was live. Technically,

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yes, but it was very small news and everyone knew he was going to be

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leaving. Nobody expected him to say anything. We still don't know what

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his condition was. The commentary: The door is closing, the traffic is

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resuming... Is that really more important than the president of the

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United States? It was a half-hour speech which we have been trailing

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heavily all morning because he thought it was an interesting event

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for the viewers. Bar the 92nd in the middle of it when we showed that

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Duke leaving hospital, we took the whole speech. But there you have the

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disjointed viewing experience that people complain about. Either you

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will give them the event when watching this speech is part of it,

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or you are not. He is 92 years old, it is his third trip to hospital in

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the last few months, he is worried to Monaco of the realm and there

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have been bit concerned about his health. -- in Monaco of the realm. I

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thought it was justifiable to break in briefly to the live event of

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Obama's speech, which was a fascinating and lifting and

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inspiring speech. It was not new policy. But you even interrupted him

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in mid-sentence. The Cavalier lead cut away for something which view is

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regarded in comparison as not very important. It could have been

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scrawled as a piece of information. Clearly, it created a disjointed

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viewing experience, for which I am sorry. We try to make it as smooth

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as possible by splitting the screen so that you have Obama on one side,

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but we show the door with the Prince walking out. We went to it and we

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judged this very carefully, and at the last possible moment, so as to

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be away from Obama for as little time as possible. These

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technicalities, but the bigger concern is that they -- viewers

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think you are devaluing the concept of breaking news by cutting away

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every time something happens. something that we do consider and

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think about, and there is a much deeper debate about what constitutes

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breaking news, what constitutes something that you will break into a

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live event for that you will interrupt your preplanned series of

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stories for, you're running order, four. We think about it carefully

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and I think there is a danger that the currency can become devalued. If

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you should a red strap on the screen saying breaking news all the time,

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you do devalued the currency, but I think fine breaking news is

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something that is still happening absolutely now. I have a rule of

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thumb, I'm not sure if it is policy or not, but if something is not

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worth reporting in some form in an hour's time, then it's probably not

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worth breaking now. I'm sorry, but the Duke leaving hospital at 92

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years of age, was, to my mind, breaking news. Simon Waldman, thank

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you very much. Do tell us what you think of the

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news channel's policy on breaking News or any other issues that catch

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your eye. Details of how to contact us at the end of the programme.

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The G8 meeting, for which President Obama visited Northern Ireland, gave

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rise to another set of complaints on reported in the press was not

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confirmed or denied by the BBC. A spokesman did respond that staff at

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the summit were reporting for a wide range of outlets and audiences on

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this globally important story. Last week I spoke to Andrew Neil

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about criticisms of a discussion he chaired for the Sunday Politics, and

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this week, another interview on his programme with Tommy Robinson of the

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English Defence League, was in the firing line. You always claiming

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that the ADL is not racist fascist. -- EDL. Racial epithets have been

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slung all over the place. No, they don't... You intimidate ordinary

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Muslims. He behaved like fascists. After what happened in Woolwich, we

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could have chosen to go into East London... More than 200 viewers

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contacted the BBC to say they thought that the baby -- the

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interview was too aggressive. We asked one of them to go into our

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vetting studio to explain his reaction to Andrew Neil's line of

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some sort of outburst. As the interview developed, rather than

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Andrew Neil actually taking on board Robinson's responses and then

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dealing with those, he seemed more concerned with his own agenda and

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the points that he wanted to get through. Following the Robinson

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interview, Andrew Neil moved over to interview the gentleman from the

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Muslim Council. I felt he conducted that in a very dignified and benign

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way. He allowed the gentleman to complete all of his responses before

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moving on, and that really was in complete contrast to the way in

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which she handled the interview with Robinson. I do think that sort of

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unbalanced interviewing actors give people like the EDL the opportunity

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which they shouldn't have two cry out that they have been treated

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unfairly. -- to cry out. We asked Andrew Neil for a response,

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moved on from Northern Ireland to Berlin, where, on a hot day, he gave

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a speech. Afterwards, the 6pm news turns to its man on the spot.

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North American editor was watching North American editor was watching

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and he joins Some people thought that Mark Mardell's on-screen

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appearance left much to be divided increasingly putting celebrities on

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that panel. Last Thursday's position included bigger media and Russell

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Brand. The Augean of anchor bashing is what we are in for. An old of any

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kind would be great, but one that focuses on banker bashing would be

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the best kind or GI could imagine. What you said, mate, was wicked,

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saying that the system encourages that kind of behaviour.

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Some people thought he was not a suitable contributor to the

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programme, with Pauline Findlay week. If you want to share your

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opinions on BBC News and current affairs or even appear on the

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programme, you can call us on the telephone or e-mail us. And you can

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