Friday, April 8, 2011

The essence of the modern political interview

"Everyone seems painfully aware that my task as interviewer is to catch him out, to get him to say the wrong thing. Clegg's task, like all politicians, is to rattle off rhetoric, to be evasive and as uncontroversial as possible, and to fill up the tape with unquotable patter."

From Jemima Khan's interview with Nick Clegg in this week's New Statesman