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Iggy v. Strombo

BY AARON WHERRY


 

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I am reasonably informed that the newish Liberal leader will be appearing on The Hour with George S. tomorrow night.

I am generally of the opinion that all prospective prime ministers should be interrogated by George. Probably twice as telling an encounter as any interview with another guy in a suit.

(Whatever else, George was at least responsible for the comedic high point of the Dion Era, as recorded in the following clip.)

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Iggy v. Strombo

  1. I like his interviews…he’s respectful but direct. Still too cool for me though.

  2. George was at least responsible for the comedic high point of the Dion Era

    You think this moment was the comedic apex of Dion’s leadership? Perhaps you should add “intentionally” before “comedic high point.”

  3. During the previous leadership race, Strombo grilled Iggy about the whole “Qana was a war crime” issue. It was good.

  4. He’s okay – but tries to hard to be Mr. Cool. Besides, isn’t his kind of cool rather passe now?

  5. So true Sandi. George is lame. Look at the expression on his face in the picture, why is he standing there like a disgruntled teenager? He must be approaching 40.

  6. If you haven’t seen it, George’s interview with June Callwood shortly before she died is a must view, both for the fighting spirit and shining light that she was and he allowed her to demonstrate, but also for the interview skills he displayed. Really very personal as much as she tried to keep her distance, intense and light at the same time, brought new light to old Callwood stories, pressed her on difficult issues but with a ton of respect. I became a Strombo fan after seeing that interview.

  7. Sandi, Pete Tong i.a.g., I DARE you to say you prefer Jian Ghomeshi.

  8. Has George interviewed coward-leader Harper lately? That is the interview I want to see. I’d like an explanation on the democratic principles which supported Harper’s request to prorogue Parliament in the middle of a economic crisis.

  9. George IS cool….for the CBC.

  10. I never said he didn’t do good interviews….but that cool look as his age – a little worn out.

  11. PeteTong, It’s all gone
    Dec 17, 2008 14:29
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    So true Sandi. George is lame. Look at the expression on his face in the picture, why is he standing there like a disgruntled teenager?

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    Because he’s just upset when anyone gets to talk who isn’t him.

  12. George does a good job for his target audience: high school kids and perhaps first-year university students. I respect him for relating current issues to this crowd.

    Any more informed viewer who follows the daily papers and does a bit of other reading will notice that his interviews are quite shallow. It may be telling when he sits down with prime ministerial candidates, but mostly because it reveals how these political leaders will posture when they’re on a ‘hip’ show.

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