I don't think anyone, even Peter Mandelson, is suggesting replacing EastEnders or The X Factor with briefings from Downing Street. They would presumably go out on the Parliamentary Channel, BBC News channel or Sky News.
Wintour's real concern, as with other lobby journalists, is to preserve the matey, incestuous club they share with politicians. At a time when openness is being demanded from everyone else, including the public affairs and consultancy industries, surely lobby journalists should reveal what they do to the television cameras.
- David Seymour, Op.Ed.Media, former political editor, Mirror Group.