For the last week or so, the highly paid Paxman has become obviously annoyed at the continuous devious behaviour from every politician he’s interviewed. They all say “we understand the public’s anguish” – but, as Paxman notes, they do fuck all about it. As many have noted, if you go into a shop and steal a bag of sugar and get caught, just giving the sugar back to the shop isn’t the normal chain of events – but that’s what MPs do!
Nicky Campbell and Harriet Harman
Two days ago, stuck in my bed, I had to suffer the even-paced utterances of Harriet Harman as she shape-shifted around Paxman’s questions. This followed an earlier episode on the same day when she did the same on a live phonein on early morning Radio Five Live with the effervescent Nicky Campbell. Listen here to the full 45 mins
Paxman versus Harman
Paxman’s interview is here for a week or so until it’s pulled; news.bbc.co.uk…8078715
If you can survive it, just watch the whole Harman (and other pieces) in the full programme, and wait for the round-up which you can see here;
At precisely 35:30 into the show (you can fast-fwd if you like), Paxman tries to summarise exactly what Harman had just said in the monotonous sanctimonious ramblings…. Funny as fuck. Here’s what he said:
“Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman told this programme… er, I don’t exactly what she told us… er, that public support… we haven’t got exactly what… we can’t tell precisely what we are proposing to repeat of what she said, but it was very interesting”.
The Guardian’s Media Monkey also picked up on this here, Harman’s all too forgettable for Paxo. In total that day, I had 1.25 hours of Harman’s drifting and side-shifting. And like Paxman, I can’t remember a single word or any single point that was made because of the verbal force-field in place.
William Hague versus Paxman
The latest episode of tax sorry, question, sorry ‘tax question avoidance’ from Paxman was by ‘Don’t be Vague, ask for’ William Hague. See all two minutes of smirking squirming here:
Paxman’s interview with Hague has now made it onto YouTube:
I still remember him as young twat at an old Tory conference…
And this is exactly the problem that the public have with the politicians. See my posting yesterday on this. It’s just continuous rampant corruption, denial and avoidance. Paxman is right to be flabbergasted. If he can’t get an answer, then what hope Joe Bloggs (Joe the Plumber for my US readers). Most military and police force members feel the same way. Without their backing, if they don’t sort themselves out, we can easily bring in a guillotine. We’ve had a civil war here. We’ve chopped the heads off monarchs. Britain isn’t such a nicey-nicey place to be when it’s riled up. There are 30 million that think like this and 30 million too scared to disagree.
I don’t think Paxman’s losing it. He is overpaid for what he does but I don’t think his powers have gone. The problem is the politicians’ behaviour and Paxman’s exasperation at their intransigence at coming anywhere near to the public’s expectations. It’s on their heads in the long run. They’ve been told enough.