Do interviewers pay attention anymore?

Years ago, Larry King was interviewed (on 60 Minutes or some such program) and noted that people don't pay attention when conducting interviews. There was a quote like, "Someone does a man-on-the-street interview, 'What brings you here today?'; "Oh, I'm here to [do some terrible thing]"; "Great! And are you planning to have lunch anywhere?"

Fine... but I expect better from David Frost, of all people!


Osama bin Laden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "November 2007

In an interview with political interviewer David Frost, taken on November 2, 2007, the recently assassinated Pakistani politician, and Pakistan Peoples Party chairwoman, Benazir Bhutto, claimed that bin Laden had been murdered by Omar Sheikh. During her answer to a question pertaining to the identities of those who had previously attempted her own assassination, Bhutto named Sheikh as a possible suspect while referring to him as 'the man who murdered Osama bin Laden.' Despite the weight of such a statement, neither Bhutto nor Frost attempted to clarify it and no other mainstream media appears to have further inquired about it."


The interview in question is on YouTube, at about 5:10 into this clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIO8B6fpFSQ

Now, perhaps Bhutto simply misspoke and meant to refer to Omar Sheikh as the man who murdered someone else... but, gee, Frost should have caught this at the time and clarified it!

Sadly, it's a bit late to ask Bhutto what she meant.

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