Friday poll - did Panorama or Ryanair rule the skies this week?
This week saw Panorama attempt to stick it to Ryanair on primetime television, except the BBC hadn't reckoned on CEO Michael O'Leary and his near-unlimited powers of spin and manipulation, not unlike a modern-day SuperJesus. Our considered opinion is that the show was commissioned before the research was complete, leading to the somewhat embarrassing situation of a programme exposing little more than its own lack of substantial content.
Weak editorial combined with Ryanair's masterstroke of publishing its full correspondence with the BBC put O'Leary in the driving seat. Add to that the Sky Marshall playing the corporation like a fiddle - by agreeing to an interview on terms that would have been unacceptable to any broadcaster, O'Leary appeared to be the injured party - and it seemed to us that the budget airline won hands down. You have no idea how much it pains us to say that.
But what did you make of the programme and the media circus that followed it into town? Did the BBC deal a savage body-blow to the Sky Marshall, or did Ryanair batter the beeb into a bloody pulp? You decide, as a man once said.