A Typical Interview

Consider a typical interview of a politician. The reporter asks a question. The politician completely ignores the question and instead repeats some vague motherhood electioneering slogans. The reporter pretends the question has been answered and goes to the next question. This is crazy making. It is an attempt to make the viewer doubt his sanity, to think somehow he must not have understood the answer. There is one BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) radio interviewer who won’t let them off the hook with blather, but even the most famous interviewers consider it impolite to call politicians on their BS. I think they imagine being objective prohibits contradiction.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)