Balance and public debate


Sir, – Regarding the requirement that broadcasters give equal access to the proponents of either side of an argument, I wonder whether it would be consistent with natural justice to apply this obligation to the Sunday sermon?

I also wonder whether the proponents of a particular point of view may have reason to regret the insistence with which they use various legalistic contrivances to assist in propagating their causes.

The recent carry-on about Derek Mooney’s indiscretion has done little more than expose the complainants to ridicule. A self-inflicted reductio ad absurdum is not an effective way to further one’s arguments. – Yours, etc,


Hillside Drive,

Dublin 14.