It happens on television and it happens on radio. OK, you ask: ‘what the heck is she talking about?’
I am talking about debates, but not debates per se. Get two or three people discussing crucial matters on TV and you will hear a jumble of voices where everyone talks at once so that listeners cannot interpret what is being said. The debate, serious or otherwise, is difficult for the listener/viewer to understand what it is all about simply because all those present continually butt in when others are talking. It kills discussion and irritates me beyond words. And how rude these ‘experts’ are to think they can interrupt others when they are talking, especially if the subject is a serious one. It irritates me no end.
A debate on radio today would surely get the silver cup for unruly determination to prove a point, disregarding the fact that two others were doing the same thing. There should be a person in charge who has the ability to stop it in its tracks because the listener can’t pick out what each one is saying. Yes, I know there is such a thing as freedom of speech but, correct me if I’m wrong, surely it is courteous to let others put their point of view without fear of constant interruption.
One lady deigned to say ‘please let me finish’ but nobody bothered to accede to the request. It is this sort of behaviour that stops me switching on.