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Friday, June 27, 2003
 
IT'S MY DAMN RIGHT TO EDITORIALISE bleats Auntie news-time commentator Geoff Sims, also responding to Gerard Henderson, and is fisked in bold by reader John.

Columnists mightn't have to ask questions. Reporters do, and should. Provocative questions. If asking questions is editorialising, as Mr Henderson wails, heaven help all of us. And if Mr Henderson wants to justify the war, to slag off Robin Cook and anybody else who might disagree with him, just put the case. His argument is pretty thin if he needs to drag me into it. I'm just doing a job.

Geoff Sims, ABC TV news, Ultimo, June 25.