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A trifle. This was the no-mark provincial reporter Mair interviewing for Marr's job. At least Boris's position has legitimacy - he was elected, whilst Mair has won nothing of any value.

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In fairness the, shall we say nastier aspects of Boris' background are usually overlooked by the media.

I've not got a problem with this type of interview as long as its the same for all politician ie Blair, Brown, Milliband, Clegg etc

I suspect he probably would be, but he's not been filling that spot long enough to know.

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I think what the interviewer will find out is that very, very few journalists can get away with ambush interviews like that for long before they're left with c-list politicians or has-beens talking to them. I'd be surprised if he hasn't already had a few cancellations from other politicians who are suddenly "too busy".

The trick is to get a few tough questions in but also give a few leading ones to allow them to have their say, that way both sides get something from the interview that makes it worth their time. It's also more interesting telly as you get to see politicians talking about their pet policies rather than just reading what a PR drone typed for their press releases. Boris probably walked out of that interview thinking that he got nothing from it bar being annoyed and insulted by someone trying to impress the bosses and get the job permanently.

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Indeed. However, I'm not always convinced that politicians get held to account enough by journalists. (isn't that what the newspaper journalists fear will happen if their is statutory regulation and yet this guy is regulated by statute if my understanding is correct) In Boris' case its rare to see him asked about the more unsavoury incidents in his past. Its all the 'loveable bumbling Boris show'

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A trifle. This was the no-mark provincial reporter Mair interviewing for Marr's job. At least Boris's position has legitimacy - he was elected, whilst Mair has won nothing of any value.

He's hardly a no - mark provincial reporter. He presents the PM show on Radio 4.

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Sorry, yes, you're right, I should have said he was a no - mark Scottish reporter. Anyway, he's failed in his attempt to get Marr's job. Boris has said he did a "splendid job". What will that do for Mair's reputation? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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A trifle. This was the no-mark provincial reporter Mair interviewing for Marr's job. At least Boris's position has legitimacy - he was elected, whilst Mair has won nothing of any value.

since wen should tv interviewers be elected?

there's a documentary on bbc about Johnson tonight. I wonder whether the publicity createdby this will have any effect on the viewing figures?

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I don't recall saying they should be elected - though its not a bad idea!

I merely remarked that whatever Mair said or implied during the course of his on-air interview for Marr's job, Boris had the vote of millions, whereas Mair only has the vote of the BBC's PR officer.

Dunno about the viewing figures. I won't be watching.

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since wen should tv interviewers be elected?

there's a documentary on bbc about Johnson tonight. I wonder whether the publicity createdby this will have any effect on the viewing figures?

They shouldn't be elected. They should be appointed by the Conservative Party, and then should certainly not question Tory politicians to the extent Mair did. Not really playing the game old chap, what?

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Ayway, Nina Hossain was looking hot on ITV News at One today. I reckon they should get her to interview him. Ladies' man Boris would have agreed to any probing accusation that she put to him.

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aye, up, Meth, you ARE awake after all! You're safe...Samond has finished speaking about the referendum. :lol:

Mair can ask what questions he likes, though he mistakenly chose to attack Boris's integrity not his policies as it is now open house on Mair's "integrity" Boris's mistake was not to tell him to ###### off. Anyway, Mair's now too busy wiping off the big sloppy kiss Boris gave him when he said he's done "a splendid job ".

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I don't recall saying they should be elected - though its not a bad idea!

I merely remarked that whatever Mair said or implied during the course of his on-air interview for Marr's job, Boris had the vote of millions, whereas Mair only has the vote of the BBC's PR officer.

Dunno about the viewing figures. I won't be watching.

then why comment on the fact that he isn't elected?

of course Johnson has the vote of millions tha's how you get the gig in a democracy

whereas Mair was appointed that's how you get the job in broadcasting and most other jobs.

One doesn't invalidate the other.

Johnson likes to be on tv in non political roles it helps him with his image-incidentally the Darius Guppy affair is almost always brought up by Ian Hislop when Johnson is either a panelist or chair on have I got News for you. It gives him the kind ofg PR that enhances his bumbling Wodehousian image, which suits Johnson, but is a facade. If you live by the sword etc.

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Ayway, Nina Hossain was looking hot on ITV News at One today. I reckon they should get her to interview him. Ladies' man Boris would have agreed to any probing accusation that she put to him.

Louise Minchin for mine(sigh).

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They shouldn't be elected. They should be appointed by the Conservative Party, and then should certainly not question Tory politicians to the extent Mair did. Not really playing the game old chap, what?

bever would have been allowed in my day

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I'm surprised there's any fuss about this. I thought everyone knew that Boris Johnson is a deeply unpleasant man.

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Just watched the BBC documentary on Boris. Even though he smiles and fillibusters, his eyes are always cold dead and serious.

Definite Tory PM material. And if he gets it, suddenly we won't be laughing.

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I'm surprised there's any fuss about this. I thought everyone knew that Boris Johnson is a deeply unpleasant man.

Well there isn't much of a fuss outside the Westminster/media worlds.

Mair did a bit of a filleting job but it was all old stuff. I doubt it will harm Johnson, and I think that many people quite reasonably expect politicians to have flaws, although the idea that he could be Prime Minister is ludicrous.

is truly strange.

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Just watched the BBC documentary on Boris. Even though he smiles and fillibusters, his eyes are always cold dead and serious.

Definite Tory PM material. And if he gets it, suddenly we won't be laughing.

Could be worse. Gove thinks there is a giant Marxist conspiracy called "The Blob" which is attempting to destroy the education of Britain's children.

"The Blob". Seriously. He thinks there's a secret society called "The Blob"

And he's in charge of your children's school....

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Could be worse. Gove thinks there is a giant Marxist conspiracy called "The Blob" which is attempting to destroy the education of Britain's children.

"The Blob". Seriously. He thinks there's a secret society called "The Blob"

And he's in charge of your children's school....

The Blob - secret cadres of teachers armed with triangular flapjack.

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I'm surprised there's any fuss about this. I thought everyone knew that Boris Johnson is a deeply unpleasant man.

He covers it well by being funny and charismatic in a (put on) bumbling sort of way.

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Sorry, yes, you're right, I should have said he was a no - mark Scottish reporter. Anyway, he's failed in his attempt to get Marr's job. Boris has said he did a "splendid job". What will that do for Mair's reputation? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Mair gave Andrew Lansley a week's free unquestioned publicity for his disastrous health reforms on the PM programme in early 2011.

I'm sure I read somewhere that after a vigorous exchange on Question Time Johnson physically threatened Ken Livingstone at the end of the programme. He made the threats during the fade out, while on camera appearing to smile and joke with Livingstone.

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Also nice to see Boris on the news get in the line inferring the BBC only do hostile interviews against tory's.

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I'm sure I read somewhere that after a vigorous exchange on Question Time Johnson physically threatened Ken Livingstone at the end of the programme. He made the threats during the fade out, while on camera appearing to smile and joke with Livingstone.

To me, both of them seem untrustworthy and two faced. I think Livingstone's a bloke that attracts animosity on purpose.

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Mair gave Andrew Lansley a week's free unquestioned publicity for his disastrous health reforms on the PM programme in early 2011.

I'm sure I read somewhere that after a vigorous exchange on Question Time Johnson physically threatened Ken Livingstone at the end of the programme. He made the threats during the fade out, while on camera appearing to smile and joke with Livingstone.

I seem to remember an incident in a lift post Newsnight.

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