Ed Miliband went into high PR gear in this interview with ITV’s Damon Green and gave the same answer six times in two minutes to multiple questions… which begs the question. What is Ed Miliband Hiding? Is he a robot?
The original video has now gone viral in political and news circles and is a old testament to that classic PR trick, If you want to get one message out say it as often as you can, that way the media will have no choice but to use what you give them….. unless the media puts it on YouTube. Damon Green later tweeted
“If news reporters and cameras are only there to be used by politicians as recording devices for their scripted soundbites, at best that is a professional discourtesy. At worst, if we are not allowed to explore and examine a politician’s views, then politicians cease to be accountable in the most obvious way. So the fact that the unedited interview has found its way onto YouTube in all its absurdity, to be laughed at along with all the clips of cats falling off sofas, is perfectly proper.”