Политическое телеинтервью: нейтралитет и провоцирование
The main aim of this paper is to analyze the discursive strategies
used by interviewers in order to cope with a schizophrenic situation in which
they are expected to be both professionally neutral and skillfully provocative.
Studies were carried out on two specific interviewers: Mr. David Frost and Mr.
Jeremy Vine. They interviewed four people with different political ideologies:
a Conservative MP (Ms. Theresa May), the Labour PM (Mr. Tony Blair), a UK Independence
Party MP (Mr. Robert Kilroy-Silk), and a Liberal Democrat MP (Mr. Charles Kennedy).
The analysis revealed that Mr. Vine and Mr. Frost deployed six main types of
strategies: contradictions, if-clauses, footing shift, disagreements, statements
proposing that the politician's policies are misguided, and dangerous presuppositions.