A lot of times what you’ll see in an interview is a politician having given a limited amount of time they’re available and the person doing the questioning has to rifle through several subjects in a limited amount of time to check all the boxes … usually producing a completely useless interview.
In the case above … Soledad O’Brien keeps pushing over and over and over on specifics for Romney’s plan to cut the deficit. He claims he’s going to cut $500 billion from the budget but he won’t say where. She references the Paul Ryan plan and asks if the Romney plan includes cuts to transportation, food stamps, family planning funding, etc and Governor Bob McDonnell (R-VA) doesn’t have any answers other than his talking points.
Governor McDonnell tries to take her off course and she brings it back again … keeps digging for specifics. All he is left with empty words. So every time the guy talks it just sounds like hot air. He doesn’t engage in specifics.
This is a trend now for O’Brien as she clearly is prepared for her interviews with facts … so she doesn’t let the person she is interviewing squirm away with nonsensical talking points without them looking like frauds. We need MORE – not less of this kind of journalism provided that it is an honest approach like O’Brien and not like some sort of machismo Sean Hannity nonsense. We have to be talking about facts.
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