Are political interviews a waste of time?

Crikey readers respond to our first report on the art of the political interview, as well as Israel's deadly attacks in Gaza.

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We launched the first part of our new mini-series on political interviews yesterday, and it inspired a great number of responses from readers. Predictably, most followed a similar line: most interviews are pretty dreadful! It's worth considering why that is. Does it come down to a drop in journalistic skill, a lack of courage from pollies, or a terrible combination of the two. What do audiences actually want? Stay tuned for more in the series. 


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