From some years back:
And here’s another of us fearless political bloggers getting it in the neck from Brillo:
What none of them seemed to understand is that the TV stations have teams of researchers who feed the interviewer, flagship programme, even DK said that at the end of that link. The blogger interviewed is from another medium.
At home here, we have our notes in folders but not in a TV studio. Were you to ask an awkward question here now, I have the answers somewhere perhaps, plus I’m not bad at finding out – I’m far more a researcher than a speaker and if I can’t find it, I’ll put out an SOS to Chuckles, DR or similar.
Plus readers of the blog in general.
There is also time, a space in which to find the answers. With Delingpole, already with a big ego, they had him on his own on a sofa/divan, in the middle, under lights, not a position which makes a man appear at his best.
Another thing is that the BBC and others are not there to make anyone alt-right, libertarian or anti-establishment look good, they’re there to isolate and nail him. I can see JD, the busy man, not doing his homework, thinking he can just breeze in and wing it as he does in print. he thought it was going to be just a cosy chat.
Nope, a blogger can’t do that – different other medium, that. I don’t want to be a smarty-pants but I’ve been following Brillo on Twitter and have noted his not altogether friendly attitude towards No Deal, towards just leaving – he is, after all, BBC, despite his siding with us on many issues of late.
Homework, James Delingpole, homework – a cautionary tale for bloggers, methinks.