Sweeney vs. the Scientologists

So John Sweeney has been ticked off for yelling at a scientologist, reports his former paper.

One of the things I loved about Sweeney’s superb account of the 1997 election in Tatton, Purple Homicide, was the quote on the back where he justified how he, as a supposedly impartial reporter, supported Martin Bell: “I am a journalist, but I am a human being first”.

Shouting at scientologists is a perfectly normal human reaction. I’d be suspicious of the people who don’t.

There’s a video here and the Panaroma goes out tomorrow.

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