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April 21st, 2010

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12:10 pm - Hahaha...
The URL says it all, really:


Not that I was enormously worried before that UKIP was going to dominate the election results, but... dear me. What a spectacularly disastrous interview.
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Date:April 21st, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
You know, the thing that stands out to me (aside from Lord Pearson being pretty much the epitome of the massively condescending upper-class twit. what a smirk he has!) is that the press is willing to push him on things like this. On most US news programs, the interviewers wouldn't even get as far as asking about details, they'd just give him a platform from which to spout the soundbites he so clearly wanted to recite and would never challenge him on anything he says.
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Date:April 22nd, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)

Challenge, yes. Have any effect on...

Have you seen the video of Jeremy Paxman interviewing Michael Howard (then leader of the Conservative Party)?

YouTube has it: the good part starts around 1:39 or so.

It's a treat, although Paxman never does get a straight answer out of Howard.

More good Paxman stuff here.

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