Ian O'Doherty: Who says they're dumbing down?
It has not been a good week for national broadcasters. In Ireland, RTE utterly disgraced themselves by cutting away from the Cowen press conference when things got awkward for him while British stations continued with the live feed.
And then, earlier this week, the BBC announced that they have a new guest editor of the prestigious Radio 4 Today programme.
One of the most influential political programmes in Britain, it's essential listening, and host John Humphrys is renowned as one of the toughest interviewers in the business.