DO YOUR HOMEWORK! YOU OUGHT TO HAVE THE NUMBER IN FRONT OF YOU!

I am not a fan of Newsnight Scotland. It means – most nights – that Scottish viewers miss the best bits of Newsnight.  And it is hosted some nights by Rhinestone political correspondent Glen Campbell – a man I like to think of as the male Kay Burley.

And so last night we missed this. A chap from Plaid Cymru appearing on the Paxman show – no doubt allowed to appear on the big boys’ programme to be savaged by a rampaging Paxman who would tear his economic figures apart.

Unfortunately for Paxman the good doctor hadn’t read the script. And unfortunately for Paxman the good doctor had read the relevant treasury documents. And unfortunately for Paxman the good doctor had remembered what was in the documents, and generally seemed to be completely on top of things. In fact one could suggest that it was not very fair to a generalist journalist to put him up against someone so clearly superior.

So, for your delectation and delight

DO YOUR HOMEWORK

 

 

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About loveandgarbage

I watch the telly and read when not doing law stuff and plugging my decade and a half old unwatched Edinburgh fringe show.
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8 Responses to DO YOUR HOMEWORK! YOU OUGHT TO HAVE THE NUMBER IN FRONT OF YOU!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Brilliant
    Thank you very much. I’m sorry we missed that. Ellen

    • ramtops says:

      Re: Brilliant
      Kebab’d – glorious. Paxman and Humphries both are no longer worth bothering with; they believe their own publicity, and think they’re more important and interesting than their interviewees.

  2. mcgazz says:

    LOLed at that last night – Paxman looked genuinely shaken. I like the fact that the Plaid guy was so Welsh he seemed to have a name with no vowels in it at all.

  3. Anonymous says:

    “Oh, God…!”
    Paxman long ago turned into a tired old circus pony. What’s most telling about that performance is he seems to think it’s perfectly OK for him to show exasperation and impatience at an interviewee who dares to challenge him. That sotto “Oh, God!” was meant to be heard: it was part of a performance.
    I’m not suggesting we go back to the “Well now, Minister, is there anything you’d like to tell the viewers about what you’re up to?” deference of old. But he needs to be reminded that his job is to ask questions in such a way as to elicit answers, not to behave like Basil Fawlty down the post office.

  4. Anonymous says:

    “Oh, God…!”
    Paxman long ago turned into a tired old circus pony. What’s most telling about that performance is he seems to think it’s perfectly OK for him to show exasperation and impatience at an interviewee who dares to challenge him. That sotto “Oh, God!” was meant to be heard: it was part of a performance.
    I’m not suggesting we go back to the “Well now, Minister, is there anything you’d like to tell the viewers about what you’re up to?” deference of old. But he needs to be reminded that his job is to ask questions in such a way as to elicit answers, not to behave like Basil Fawlty down the post office.

  5. jimzovich says:

    Ah, it’s not often they kick back against Paxo and kick harder!

  6. Anonymous says:

    That was a fun 6 minutes. Cheers for that.

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