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  • Sunday, May 29, 2005

    David Frost ends time at "Breakfast" programme

    The Scotsman reports on the end of David Frost's time at the "Breakfast" programme. I can't say i'm particularly sad about that, politicians must have loved going onto that programme, he gave them all such an easy time of it:

    Prime Minister Tony Blair said: “David’s style of interviewing was often extremely deceptive, because – as I found to my cost on many occasions – although the question was always courteous, he nevertheless managed to get reams of information out of you. “It’s great to know that David’s going to go on and do other things, which I’m sure he’ll do brilliantly. Breakfast With Frost is going to be missed.” Baroness Thatcher hailed Frost as “a giant of his profession”, adding: “David practically invented the searching interview.”
    I bet Paxman won't be so missed by the politicians when his time is up on Newsnight. See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts


    At 6/04/2005 05:15:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Frost was/is just like all the big name TV "interviewer" types, if he was hosting a major public figure, rock star, pol, sports player (I won't even call it interviewing) he was all over them, kissing up and asking fluff questions.

    If, however, the guest was already unpopular in the media (rightly or wrongly), he'd be all over them like a pit bull on a preschooler.

    Frost was like this from his very start in the 60s. (As an aside, he did, however, produce some of the best Brit comedy ever seen on TV, IMHO).

    Most of those hosting similar programmes are still much the same - suck up to the biggies, trash the rest.

    It's all about ratings.

    At 6/04/2005 02:50:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    I guess you could understand why I've given up on TV altogether.

    At 6/05/2005 04:53:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You should try Fox News Channel :)


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