The early questions on his experiences as a freelance cameraman in the first Gulf War to the founding of the Frontline Club produced enlightening answers including advice to young aspiring journalists. His views on the way the military now handle the media would no doubt be controversial in the corridors of power. We were treated to an insight from a man who has done it all and, contrary to the image portrayed of him at times in the media, is not controversial for the sake of it but who has clearly defined views which may not always be welcome because they deal with uncomfortable issues based on the facts.
He was equally forthcoming on Julian Assange who had stayed at his home on the Norfolk Suffolk border for 13 months and admitted that he had no idea how the deadlock would be broken. However he believed that a solution would not be found without addressing vested interests in the USA as much as the charges themselves both, in the USA and in Sweden. Asked by David Selves if he thought sex would be to Assange what tax had been to Al Capone seeing him brought down by the lesser charge, he said he doubted it. Al Capone didn’t like tax!