Sunday, August 16, 2009

THE TROUBLE WITH PLAYING HARDBALL

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ASKING HARD QUESTIONS AND DOING AN INTERVIEW.

I guess he and Chris Matthews have convinced management that this is the way to do an interview.

I have been in radio since 1982 and have conducted hundreds of interviews.

It would never have occurred to me to have interrupted the guest before he had finished a sentence, or thought.

Constantly challenging the respondent before he/she finished a thought would have gotten me fired.

Do you know what I think?

I don't think the boys of HardBall know how to interview people.

I don't think they know that they don't know how to interview people.

TODAY'S EMAIL TO flag@whitehouse.com

Dear White House,

At a recent town hall meeting a member of SEIU told a lady that if President BO fails to change health care it will be because some senators were bought off by conservatives.

This is fishy disinformation, because there is not a shred of evidence that ANY senator has been bought off or offered to be bought off by any conservative.

Something else fishy is the number of SEIU members showing up at town hall meetings around the country and using physical force and violence to quell the voices of the protesters.

This may be fair tactics in Chicago, but in the rest of the country it is considered strong-arm thuggery, something with which President BO seems to have no problem.

Sincerely,

Joe Scoggins

8 comments:

Lone Ranger said...

Have you lined up a guest blogger in the event of your sudden disappearance?

Joe said...

LR: Are you applying for the job?

Lone Ranger said...

Ummmm, can I move to Florida? What's the job pay? By the way, I've been in radio since 1972 and that is a shameful performance. It is a cross-examination, not an interview. Time to jump up and say, "Objection! Hounding the witness!"

Bryan said...

Joe,
Have you noticed any black SUV's with tinted windows hanging around? :0)

Jennifer said...

That drives me crazy when interviewers ask a question and then interrupt them mid sentence or when they don't like what they hear and try and twist the words around.

I love these letters Joe!! You rock!

Joe said...

Bryan: Just a couple of black rotary winged aircraft flying overhead.

Jennifer: I've been sending two or three every day...in "their" own words.

Mark said...

I only sent the one letter. I should send more. But the White house e-mail account has probably already been shutdown from the sheer number of e-mails.

After this video is done there is a link to another i8nterview O'Donnell does with a town hall protester, where he denies Obama ever said he was in favor of a single payer system. What an idiot! He gets paid for this? How do I land a gig like that?

BTW, to be fair, Hannity often does the same thing. Not to that extent, but still...It's the one thing he does that I dislike.

Joe said...

Mark: I saw the other interview, too. For him to make such a fervent claim that President BO never said that, when we conservative dummies have the actual video is just proof that their agenda is devoid of fact and truth...neither matters to them one whit.

LR: Are you still on the radio? If so, where and how can I listen (online, maybe?)