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TV ambush on the PM was unethical
During an interview on ITV’s This Morning programme (November 8), the well-known presenter Philip Schofield’s effort to ambush the prime minister with supposed child molesters’ names apparently plucked selectively from the internet was entirely unethical.
Of course it was followed by apologies from him and the ITV management. This could have been avoided.
Such information on the internet is not necessarily accurate, there was no justification for offering a piece of paper with the alleged names displayed in such a manner.
J Beisly, Osprey Close, York.
• How could Philip Schofield be allowed as he was to confront the prime minister on the breakfast show, giving him a list of supposed paedophiles in the country?
To do this without David Cameron knowing about it was completely wrong.
Surely the producers of the breakfast show knew this was going to happen. If not, then Phillip Schofield has done this on his own volition. The producers of the show – and Schofield as well – should put in a written apology to the PM.
In fact, Phillip Schofield should be taken off the programme, until the dust settles.
One must say the PM handled what was put to him magnificently.
Tom Mitchell, Mendip Close, Huntington, York.