On Nov 12, 2008, in a programme aired by a news channel, the guests included one Khalid Mahmood Soomro, a senator from JUI-F. The moderator Hamid Mir gave full freedom in the entire discourse to Mr. Soomro to display his lack of manners allowing him to assume a tone usually reserved for public meetings. His demeanor lacked the maturity of an educated person, as indeed, did his arguments. The moderator collaborated with this man to deviate from the main point and never asked the follow up questions to focus on the issue. -KHURAM KHAN, Lahore, via e-mail, November 12.