As the most-frequent guest producer on the Press Preview, I feel I should say that - as far as I'm aware - none of you know these people on whom you are making these ad-hominem attacks. You are, of course, entitled to your opinions, but I can't help but feel that such rhetoric about presenters and reporters wouldn't be tolerated, so quite aside from the fact that the discussion has veered off being at all pres-related, I would suggest that it should be curtailed.
urrrgh. Let people have their say. No-one is being defamatory. We all know you work for Sky News, you don't have to constantly make out like we are privileged to have you on the forum, and be so defensive about its output or its contributors. It's boring.
I just think it's not nice to sling mud at people you don't know. I'm fortunate enough to meet some well-known people reasonably often. Sometimes my pre-conceived opinion of them (whether positive or negative) turns out to match with who they really are, but quite often, they actually change my opinion of them for the better - so I've learned not to pre-judge so much.
As for your attack on me personally, see above, but exclude the "well-known" bit, and know that the ONLY way in which I regard myself as "privileged" is to get to do a job I love and, in so doing, sometimes have my mind changed for the better. As for whether you or anyone feels feels "privileged" that I contribute here or not, I frankly couldn't give a stuff.
I sometimes speak ABOUT my employer, although not FOR them.