Why you must control your anger as a reporter

OK, you are a reporter. You are sent to cover something. You are doing an interview. But, something goes wrong. You lose it. You lose your temper. You forget you are a reporter and rant at the subject at the top of your voice.

Question: What is the first thing you should do?

Answer: Pray that somebody hasn’t captured your anger on film, as the BBC reporter John Sweeney is discovering.

Read the full article: Why scientology is celebrating

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6 Comments

  1. Sally

    Here is the synopsis for the BBC Documentary “Scientology and Me”, airing on May 14th, BBC1 UK, 8:30pm – 9:00pm (BST) and also available online for everyone on the BBC Panorama website, news.bbc.co.uk/1/programmes/panorama/

    “John Sweeney investigates the Church of Scientology, endorsed by Hollywood celebs such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta, but which continues to face the criticism that it is less of a religion and more of a cult. Some former members claim the Church uses a mind control technique called ‘bull-baiting’ to put opponents at a psychological disadvantage, and Sweeney is shouted at, spied on, visited in his hotel at midnight and chased around the streets of LA by sinister strangers in hire cars.”

  2. Sally

    The fact that Damian did not question what Scientology told him is telling. They are notorious for harrassment and leaving out facts.

  3. Louis Scott

    Interesting article indeed. Conficts always get the attention of individuals, as conflicts indicate possible danger to one. I have been witness to many things in my life, some good some bad.

    One can always see the bad in something even ifgood and visa versa. The truth is there always good in things and situations iflooked for, they will be found. Some individuals( a small percentage will alaways find badin anything no matter howgood it is. And conversly the rest of us (85%) will be looking for the good. Interesting that when you look for the good in things situations and people you usually find it.

    So when some one is always looking for the bad I get very suspicious indeed.

    I was about to quote Robert Burns a poet you may have heard of, and its true in this regard I am biased being Scottish.

    But he is so well know as is his works, that I do not need to quote him in this contect…Thats interesting too.

    Some one asked me for my comment there it is.

    From
    Louis Scott
    A Roman Catholic (and a Practicing Scientologist) for 38 years.

    PS I find that looking for the best in things works wll for all concerned. It brings out the best in people. A gentleman by the name of Jesus Christ was alleged to have said “Look not at the speck of dust in your brothers eye but at the plank of wood in your own” (not verbatum) Gives pause for thought.

  4. Hi – here’s the clip if you wanna see it. Warning: it’s loud!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxqR5NPhtLI or
    http://john.izimi.com/A0656A3.izimi

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