I can't help feeling that most, journalist are little more than sheep, irrespective of their particular status, exampled by Nick Robinson, who like many of his ilk can stand outside the front door of No.10 and exude an air of authority and gravitas at any hour of the day or night, but often when you read of listen to what they have to say, it all adds up to so much bollix.
If you'd like take a gander, at this piece by Nick Robinson, it stresses Nick Clegg's upset and argument around the Prime Ministers use of the veto at the recent EU summit, however for some reason, like most every other journalist, he either didn't watch or decided not to report this part of Andrew Marr's interview with Nick Clegg.
Obviously I'm no journalist so you might like to check the following by playing back the full interview on the Andrew Marr show, on Iplayer I watched this last night on skyplus but replaying this I noted this part of the inteview as follows:-
Andrew Marr asks "Is this going to break up the coalition in any circumstances? " referring to the EU summit outcome.
Nick Clegg replies "No ..It would be even more damaging if for us, as a country, if the Coalition Government were now to fall apart, that would create economic disaster for the country..."
I cannot help thinking that journalist are using this crisis, in rather a lazy, provocative manner, of course Nick Clegg is a tad hacked off, but presumably David Cameron was acting within the authority that the Liberal Party has given in whatever arrangements exist withing the coalition.
My view of the coalition government is this simple, Labour lost the last election, directly as a result of their negligence and general incompetence in managing the economy, Nick Clegg and David Cameron agreed to work together in the national interest accepting the inevitable compromises necessary, even after this I cannot see anything changing and why would it being honest neither party is particularly strong not least the Liberals and certainly if Labour was under the spotlight in an election any authority of Milliband's would melt away revealing a fairly lightweight nobody.
What journalist are up to in not balancing their reports, is a question we should be asking ourselves particularly, senior bods at the tax payer funded BBC, it's my view that Nick Robinson should have reported Nick Clegg's reply to Andrew Marr, if he was questioning the stability of the coalition government it would have made his more report objective rather than subjective, but of course it would have made his assertion of shakyness in the coalition a little less plausible.