I have never liked Orla Guerin's style of reporting. Far too much comment and emotion. She doesn't report. She emotes. Her "report" tonight on the Ten O'Clock News was a classic example. No attempt at balance. No attempt to give both sides of the argument. Just inane comments like "Today has been a bad day for George W Bush". Oh really? Says who?
She and Fergal Keane represent and demonstrate all that I most dislike about BBC news reporting. Don't get me wrong. Many of their correspondents and reporters are superb. But these two are not. And I would dearly love to see the back of them.
UPDATE: The Drinking from Home blog adds further fuel to the fire by comparing Guerin's report last night to that of Channel 4 News's Alex Thomson. Click HERE.