Nigel Farage is a leader of the Brexit movement. Which is still a pretty big deal in the UK. Even if it’s confusing as bullocks (see WATCH: The Who’s Roger Daltrey Has the Perfect Response on Brexit and This Pundit’s Take on Brexit is Bloody Brilliant…and Refreshingly Honest). There was a referendum. Politics happened. Whenever I try going down the rabbit hole to figure it out myself, I usually wind up just watching Jonathan Pie videos.
But this wanker from the BBC had the opportunity to discuss the matter with Mr. Brexit. Instead, we got the same interview we’ve seen with the media over and over again, and even cause a bit of an upset with someone we know who sells tumblers. Farage wasn’t having it.
Let’s be charitable. Maybe when the interviewer told Farage what they’d be discussing, he was honest and said “I’m going to take a bunch of things you said out of context and throw them at you like this is a mince-meat pie throwing contest. Cheeri-o!”
Instead of the opportunity to go in-depth on an issue that, at least from this side from the Atlantic, is of great importance to the people of the United Kingdom, the BBC made the Farage issue a sandbagging. I guess we’ll just go back to mocking the name “Archie” for a baby the Brits are supposed to take seriously.
What the BBC did to Farage is why long-form interviews and videos are becoming more and more popular. People want information. They want a serious discussion of the issues. Versus cable news, which just wants to yell before cutting to commercial.