Monday, December 10, 2012

Norman Finkelstein

Published on May 28, 2012
BBC News Channel, Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Norman Finkelstein - Political scientist

This BBC host is completely focused on style and oblivious to substance. So what if her guest is acerbic? Is he right or wrong?

The interview starts with hard aggressive questioning and ends in outright bickering. She interrupts Mr. Finkelstein while he is answering one of her questions and asks, out of the blue and completely unrelated to what he was saying, "Do you ever hold back? Do you ever self-censor?" This is an interview with the interviewer persistently trying to insult the interviewee. She hardly gives him sufficient time to answer. The focus is in discrediting Mr. Finkelstein. The agony and suffering of the Palestinian people seems to be of no interest.

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