Thursday, February 19, 2009
Student Radio Interviewer Embarrasses Benn Over Torture
Joshua Chambers is a reporter for the University of York radio station. A few days ago he interviewed Hilary Benn on the subject of Benyam Mohammed and whether torture is ever right. The piece is about ten minutes long and he ties Benn up in knots. Benn struggles not to lose his temper as Chambers centres in on the inconsistencies of his arguments. As you listen, there's part of you wondering if Chambers is trying to be Ali G or Jeremy Paxman - Benn clearly isn't too sure.
The ending is wonderful.
Listen to it HERE.
I can imagine hundreds of media training courses running this interview to demonstrate the art of aggeessive, but infuriatingly polite, interviewing or how to react to constant interruptions.