an ex prime miniature here Little Johnny Howard
a creature I curse and loathe, had a method of dodging unfavourable topics that worked only because it was allowed to work.
to the initial query
"I've only just heard of this, I'll look into it....."
"We are still collating data, I will talk on this when we have the full picture...."
"This has been discussed in house, and you know my position is not to comment before the investigation is finished...."
"Look the public is sick of this, I have no further comment..."
"I have commented enough about that subject, that topic is closed....."
and variations for fucking years and years, and as much as I hate Howard, more, I wanted to stab the dumb toadying milksop gutless journalists in the eye for letting him continuously get away with it.
I watched All The President's Men again last night(Watergate Nixon downfall, told sketchily from Woodward and Bernstein's >journalists who broke the story<position)
What struck me was the realisation that I couldn't imagine that story happening nowadays.
The journalistic vigour just ain't as prevalent.
And wealth has truly subverted the society we live in.