Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Lauer Could Have Been More Probing

One last comment on the Matt Lauer interview last night with U.S. Sen. Larry Craig: Lauer was more "cordial" than he was "skeptical," and he was more "polite" than he was "probing."

For a reporter trying to ferret out the truth, I think a healthy dose of skepticism is called for. It doesn't mean you're rude during the interview, just "tough." It means setting the right tone so that a police officer's first-hand account can't be shrugged off with a wife's (and a Senator's) smirks.

This interview just didn't have the right tone. Maybe all this was negotiated beforehand so that Lauer could land the "exclusive"?

Any interview the focus of which is airport bathroom sex should have been more ... penetrating.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Lauer can probe me anytime! (Sorry, couldn't resist!) ;-)