posted on Mar, 13 2009 @ 01:00 PM
Great post OP S&F.
The best thing about this is that it demonstrates what news reporting should be.
Have any of you ever noticed that during interviews, the interviewee is never surprised? Its as if the entire interview is scripted, which I am sure
This was totally opposite of your typical interview. Cramer had no idea what was coming. You can tell by the fact he is completely taken off guard by
many of the questions. Even 3/4 of the way through the show, he is still totally unprepared to give an answer.
This is how an interview is suppose to look like. Wouldn't it be nice if when you were going to a job interview, if they gave you a list of all of
the questions before hand, so you could have prepared answers? Of course, that would defeat the purpose of the interview itself. BINGO!
What this video has done for me is to iterate the point to the American people that NOTHING is real on television. It is all a scripted event, done in
the exact image of the big screen; scripts, makeup, and direction. Live television or interviews are nothing more than big screen productions complete
with scripts, done in real time. And of course, if something goes wrong, it can always be edited before broadcast.
Frankly, I am shocked that this piece ever even made it to the television. This is a complete eye opener to the public at how even a live interview is
not real. This is what a real interview looks like!
Every once in a while you will see a reporter in the press room ask the president a question he is ill prepared for, and almost always, he will just
avoid the question. You cannot do that in an interview, thus scripting.