I rarely listen to Farming Today on the radio even though I am almost always awake when it airs (before 6am). That’s for two reasons – it’s my most productive time of day so I am usually writing something and the programme is so irritating (although, since I rarely listen (except when someone tells me that they have been even more irritating than usual) they might have changed for the better) that it often spoils the best part of the day.
This week they are, I’m told, talking to lots of gamekeepers about issues such as grouse shooting. Farming Today contacted me to see whether I’d be available for interview and this is how I replied:
Thanks but I have had such a bad experience of unfair editing by Farming Today in the past that I promised myself that I would never do another interview with the programme – see here.
Also see here, here, here, here.
I just don’t trust Farming Today to do a fair job.
It’s a shame to miss out on an opportunity to put the case against grouse shooting (if that is what the opportunity would have been) but my relationship with Farming Today is like that with an acquaintance who has behaved badly to me, never apologised and still wants to behave as though they respect me. I’m afraid they are off my Christmas card list.