Sri Lankan cricketing legend Muttiah Muralitharan said today that Channel 4 had lost its credibility in his eyes due to airing an edited clip of an interview which distorted the context he spoke in.
“It was unethical for them to edit three minutes of a 45 minute interview and air it. Channel 4 lost all credibility in my eyes” he told Daily Mirror online.
When questioned as to if the journalists assured him of airing the entire interview prior to agreeing on the interview, he replied in the affirmative.
“Yes that’s what they said and they promised that they would carry everything. I was not the one who wanted to be interviewed. They are the ones who wanted it badly. If they published the entire interview that would be the right thing to do and if they were to edit what I said they should have told me. I would have accepted it if they told me, but they did not and I think that was very unethical” he said. (Hafeel Farisz, Sanath Desmond)
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