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I've been reminded tonight how much I really, really hate politicians who have the same answer/quotation to any question they are asked in an interview. I was unlucky enough to see a live interview with PM Gordon brown where he made the same quote THREE times to three different questions thus avoiding answering two of them with any information what-so-ever.

David Cameron came off miles better in his interview by actually answering the questions given to him instead of repeating himself like a mesmerized glove puppet.

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danny_e11
Sep. 29th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
wait until the toff's in power and he'll be just as bad. Remember Blair pre-1997? He almost seemed to be good.
angusabranson
Sep. 29th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
I'd rather not see him in power. But I think we're certainly heading that way.
danny_e11
Sep. 29th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
yeah, me too unfortunately...
richaje
Sep. 29th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
Sadly enough that is done in order to make sure that the print or visual media use that soundbyte when they summarize the interview, thereby making sure your talking points get communicated in the press. Gets even worse when you think the press is hostile - then you just make sure you NEVER deviate from the talking points, no matter how ridiculuous the conversation sounds in full.
angusabranson
Sep. 29th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
I guess he feels the press is pretty hostile at present.
davywavy
Sep. 30th, 2008 09:37 am (UTC)
Did you see Alastair Darling on Newsnight a couple of weeks ago? Worst case of answer-repetition I've seen in a long while.
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