Viewers are sick of skewed political interviews on the mainstream media

Andrew Gwynne: The grilling he had from Andrew Marr on Sunday (February 11) prompted the poll.

Vox Political asked whether readers would visit social media sites to see interviews with Opposition politicians that allowed them to make their point without interruption.

The result so far – bearing in mind fewer than 500 people have responded – was a thunderous “Yes!”

Only nine people said they would not visit a social media website to watch balanced media interviews – just 1.91 per cent of respondents.

The others – 463 people, 98.09 per cent of respondents – said they would.

That’s a decisive thumbs-down for the mainstream TV channels’ biased attitude to interviews.

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6 thoughts on “Viewers are sick of skewed political interviews on the mainstream media

  1. Florence

    It’s also a huge thumbs up for yourself Mike, and for all the other NLM. Thank you especially for your support for the sick and disabled (indeed, being “the story” for two years) when the MSM were still busy demonizing and persecuting us.

  2. Kate George

    I was one who said I wouldn’t, but only because I prefer to read interviews than watch stuff. I don’t really watch interviews on TV either, but yes, partly because I can’t stand the way the person being interviewed gets interrupted or shouted dow, and because the questions are so biased and often irrelevant,

  3. Barry Davies

    Indeed there is never a discussion on Brexit where remainders do not outnumber leavers, and the continued nonsense of scandal hit mid staffs is helping hunt privatise the NHS, the scandal was the underfunding and government imposed management structure but that is never mentioned.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      The scandal around Mid Staffs – in terms of deaths – was a big lie, as exposed on Skwawkbox (and mentioned here).
      If there’s no discussion on Brexit in which Leavers outnumber Remainers, perhaps that’s because Leavers don’t. Even if they did at the moment of the referendum, they don’t now.

  4. Growing Flame

    Regardless of political views, too many TV interviewers confuse aggression and belligerence with being “investigative”. By harassing and interrupting the interviewee, they just prevent us from hearing a fully-formed answer. Of course, they should revisit a subject if an answer is poor or evasive, but, too often, we just observe a kind of slanging match that is a big turn-off. Even if we bothered to carry on listening, we would be none the wiser about any real policies. The fact that Labour politicians get this kind of treatment more often is beginning to make us aware of its futility.

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