OPINION

Gratuitous publicity

Greek politicians have always been obsessed with appearing on television, even when they have absolutely nothing of substance to say.

This government is no different and has a number of officials who are keeping up the tradition by never failing to miss any opportunity to make a public appearance and comment on developments as though they were lounging around at their local cafe or taking part in a debate at a university amphitheater.

They do not make us any wiser and add nothing to the public debate. In fact, they create more worry and confusion by being vague and contradictory. Ultimately, they are damaging both to the government and also to the country’s credibility as eyes from all around the world are currently trained on Greece.

The blame does not lie with the television channels, but rather with those who appear on them at such critical times without any sense of judgment or moderation.