08 May, 2005
Paxo and Gorgeous George
But what Paxo actually said, repeatedly, was
Mr Galloway, are you proud of having got rid of one of the very few black women in parliament?What sort of damned question is that? Taken at any approximation to face value, it says, you shouldn't have stood against Ms King 'cos she's female and black, and female black MPs are a protected species. I would have bridled at that question. Paxo was too much in love with his own rhetoric, and IMAO cocked up the interview.
I don't mind seeing a politician roasted by pertinent, searching questions but we learn nothing from a Sun-like character assasination.
Like The Weakest Link and a host of other 'reality' tv shows, Paxman panders to the tastes of those who just like a bit of a verbal punch-up. I have little time for Galloway but there were other ways to interogate him...