So there we have it. Britain's premier current affairs interview programme managed to get through a whole hour with barely a mention of the Cash for Peerages Inquiry which dominates the news and the Sunday papers. No mention of it in the BBC news bulletins, no mention of it in the newspaper review with Trevor Phillips and Jane Moore, one patsy question for Lord Falconer who said he wasn't playing and that was, er, it.
Even more astonishing is that the Cash for Peerages Inquiry doesn't even feature in the top three stories on the BBC News Politics section. What on earth is going on with BBC news judgement?
So it looks like John Reid's announcement on splitting the Home Office up has done the trick and buried the news they don't want to discuss. And the media has fallen for it. What's the betting that in a few weeks time we will read a short story of page 5 of The Guardian headline REID SHELVES HOME OFFICE SPLIT PLAN? Mission accomplished. Makes you sick. Later on this morning I'll be posting a roundup of what's in the Sunday newspapers