Did anyone see the Lou Dobbs interview last Friday on Telemundo? He sat down for a “one-on-one” via satellite with “Al Rojo Vivo’s” María Celeste Arrarás. It was done in English with a very distracting simultaneous translation.
Interestingly enough, Dobbs was no bully and with his calm tone actually made his interviewer look like a fool. María Celeste had the controversial anchor on a silver platter, but she missed an excellent opportunity to grill him on a variety of issues. Instead, she spent 17 minutes talking about the factual errors of just one report from 4 years ago – the one that blamed undocumented immigrants increasing the number of leprosy cases in the U.S. Even Dobbs pointed out to her she was wasting valuable time… but heck, “it’s your show,” he told her.
Some of her questions were lame and she was unable to make strong, substantiated points. She even seemed like the bully, interrupting, not allowing her guest to answer the questions she was making. It was almost unbearable to watch. I had much higher expectations of a better executed interview.
Any thoughts? I’d like to hear some feedback. If you missed it and want to watch the interview, it’s available online on Telemundo’s Web site.