I haven't seen anything so ridiculous for a long time! Here I was, searching for the video footage of the interview thinking that I was going to see multiple tantrums from the PM culminating in an attempt to 'storm off', when all I get is a slightly testing but very good-natured and calm interview during which for the most part he seems utterly relaxed and in control!
I know the different parts of the media like to put their particular slant on things, but this is just ridiculous!
SeansasLCY From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2007, 717 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 960 times:
Gordon did try to walk out however that isn't featured in the clips. He also walked off at the end of a BBC interview right in front of the presenter as she was finishing up. She told him he could wait a moment and he ignored her and walked off in front of the camera.
Now we just need him to walk right out of Downing St. and never return!
RussianJet From Kazakhstan, joined Jul 2007, 6275 posts, RR: 23 Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 956 times:
Quoting SeansasLCY (Reply 1): Gordon did try to walk out however that isn't featured in the clips.
At what point in the Sky interview did he do that?
Also, The Telegraph says: "Asked about a comment from Lord Mandelson that the public could not see through a “filter” at the Prime Minister's real character, Mr Brown snapped: “He was probably talking about the media.”
Well, I saw that part in the video and there was no possible way you could ever describe him as 'snapping' in response to that. He was relaxed and laughing at that point.
RussianJet From Kazakhstan, joined Jul 2007, 6275 posts, RR: 23 Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 898 times:
Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 4): Russianjet, you appear to be looking at the wrong interview. If you read the telegraph article, it was an interview with Sian Williams on the BBC, not Sky with Adam Boulton.
From the Telegraph:
"Following one particularly testy interview with Sky News, he attempted to walk out of the studio when still connected to a microphone, and while he was expected to remain in his seat for a second broadcast with the BBC. "
"Sky has campaigned vociferously for the event, and Mr Brown told Mr Boulton: “You are sounding a bit like a political propagandist yourself.”
He went on to accuse the journalist of being “obsessed” with the Labour leadership, adding: “You have not given me the chance to talk about the economy.”
Asked about a comment from Lord Mandelson that the public could not see through a “filter” at the Prime Minister's real character, Mr Brown snapped: “He was probably talking about the media.”
While the Telegraph does indeed refer to the BBC interview as well, it certainly way overplays the Sky interview.
Offloaded From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 700 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 806 times:
Sky is the TV version of The Sun anyway these days. They keep banging on about a leadership debate but are only inviting Lib Lab and Con. No doubt all part of the Murdoch agenda.
In the 2009 Euro elections (figures from Wiki) turnout across Great Britain was 15,136,932, representing 34% of the electorate: (Top 10 results only)
Conservative 4,198,394 (27.7%)
UKIP 2,498,226 (16.5%)
Labour 2,381,760 (15.7%)
Liberal Democrat 2,080,613 (13.7%)
Green 1,223,303 (8.6%)
British National 943,598 (6.2%)
SNP 321,007 (2.1%)
Plaid Cymru 126,702 (0.8%)
English Democrats 279,801 (1.8%)
Christian Party/Christian Peoples Alliance (joint ticket) 249,493 (1.6%)
My point is that if you're going to have a debate, have a proper one.
As much as I can't stand Brown I'm begining to think most of the UK media is utter crap.
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