Welcome to interview school! I am fortunate enough to interview a great many community leaders, change agents, politicians, celebrities, and athletes. People frequently ask me about my casual interviewing techniques and why I don't crush my subjects. First, I can only be me. My personality dictates that I speak to guests on the air the exact same way that I would in a store, on the sidewalk, or in my home. More importantly, I feel that a quality interview involves listening to the guest and not making myself a part of the narrative. The guest is the star. Let's look at some variance in interview segments by Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo from CNN. This video is a compelling takedown of Black Lives Matter
Damn, Don. pic.twitter.com/7WJXuV8tn4— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) May 4, 2020 Here's another #FeelTheBern from Don Lemon on CNN. It follows comments by President Donald Trump blaming his predecessor President Barack Obama for feckless leadership during a smaller pandemic 12 years ago. Lemon, who is black and gay, throws every fireball he can at the sitting president. 🔥 Donald Trump usually reacts to Lemon's media slams. This one is from January following Don Lemon's CNN guests mocking Trump fans as "credulous boomer rubes" with thick southern accents who can't read maps or string together complete sentences. Don Lemon, the dumbest man on television (with terrible ratings!). https://t.co/iQXCc7lvCt— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2020 Meanwhile, Trump's campaign released a new ad today highlighting the
Oh look! Time for another presidential press conference! Because the media won't acknowledge it themselves, Trump just showed a video laying out the timeline of his administration's action on coronavirus and made the media sit through it in the briefing, watching their own networks' words.Savage. pic.twitter.com/03ND2iahOK— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 13, 2020 At his daily combative press briefing to address COVID-19 issues, President Donald Trump played video clips highlighting media voices that affirm his coronavirus response timeline claims. It was an unusual pushback against the daily hostility media and Trump sling at each other. pic.twitter.com/6fEymjTjUM— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2020 Fascinating theater. As expected, the media was not pleased. CNN called Trump's truth reel propaganda even though it contained their
America's worst week ever is at our doorstep but partisans can't see the big picture. They'd rather snipe about the cockwomble POTUS and whatever today's covfefe miscue might be. Here's the real story. A pandemic is about to kill more people than the U.S. has seen to date and it uniformly affects people of all races, creeds, religions, ethnicities, atheists, and political persuasions. So much mainstream media and social media is focused on the faults of President Donald Trump that the overriding message of STAY HOME OR SPREAD DEATH is lost on petty partisan people. Give it a rest, nutballs. We are in a global struggle to SAVE THE WORLD, not worry about whether Trump misspelled something in a tweet.
The CBS News Democrat Debate in South Carolina got out of control early with all 7 candidates shouting over each other. Hosts Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King eventually gained control of the cacophony of voices trying to punch up at delegate leader Bernie Sanders, the Democrat socialist who has great momentum. For six of the candidates, their primary goal is to hit a home run to slow Bernie's roll. I saw no such feat accomplished. The Bern is still bulldozing his way toward the Democrat nomination to challenge Donald Trump in November. Former advisor to President Bill Clinton and occasional TV pundit James Carville delivered an insightful post-debate review for MSNBC. Here's frontrunner Bernie Sanders in the Spin Room breaking down his performance
Here's @RepJohnYarmuth on risk/reward of killing #Soleimani, slow walking #impeachment, mental state of @realDonaldTrump, and @CNN settlement with @CovCathColonels student Nick Sandmann 🎙️ AUDIO https://t.co/SW75ydyLVS @840WHAS #media #malpractice #Iran #Election2020 pic.twitter.com/UVynsge18U— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) January 8, 2020 Rep. John Yarmuth (KY-3) held nothing back in responding to President Donald Trump's decision to kill Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani. Yarmuth is quick to acknowledge that Soleimani was a terrorist but questions the risk because of heightened danger to U.S. military troops around the world. HE WAS A TERRORIST 🚨 https://t.co/L84eD7kMYZ— nicole andrea (@gocatsmeow) January 7, 2020 Rep. Yarmuth and I also talked about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's slow progress on moving impeachment forward. The congressman said there is abundant new
With approximately 300 Christians killed and 500 more wounded in Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama struggled to find the right word to describe the victims. Some of the victims were surely non-Christian but the targets were Catholic churches and hotels that cater to western tourists. So, yes, mostly Christians. It was one of the most severe mass casualty terrorist attack series since 9/11. At least twenty four people were arrested following the bombings. What flavor of terrorists brought these horrors? Mum's the word by many media outlets. Labeling the perpetrators is tricky business in an ultra-sensitive news environment where accusations against the "marginalized" are unwelcome. Only a few media references about the
President Donald Trump selected his CNN nemesis Jim Acosta for a question following the 2018 midterms. They're not besties.