Tommy Robinson, the leader of the English Defence League, was interviewed today on the BBC’s Radio 4.
Tommy has come a long way since the BBC first made mincemeat of him a few years ago. Notice how he retains control of the interview process all the way through, despite the constant interruptions and loaded questions. He is able to get his message through clearly, forcefully, and articulately.
Every trap the interviewer lays for him he deftly sidesteps. When she attempts to put words in his mouth — adding “white” to his use of the phrase “working-class” — he stops her and firmly corrects her.
I’m surprised the Beeb let him on the air. Presumably they were expecting to gut and fillet him as they have done so many times in the past. I don’t think they realize what those all those months in solitary did to him. He has grown past the point where an entity as trivial as the BBC can manipulate him:
Hat tip: Kitman.