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Old 01-13-2008, 08:27 PM
ricland ricland is offline
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Default Re: War Crimes

Mark Leon Goldberg is not an effective interviewer.

He rambles...

His question about the location of the Taylor trial is a good example of this. Rather than ask "Why is Taylor being tried at the Hague?" he gives a two minute preamble where he seems to want to display all his knowledge about the case -- almost answering the question himself in the process -- after which he ends with the question "Why is Taylor being tried at the Hague?

The sense here is oneupmanship -- that he's always trying to out-expert the expert, that he's obsessed with out-experting the expert, that's he's looking to become the next big internet sensation.

This fellow seems more of a showman than a scholar... a prima dona.

His introduction of Vlasic was overlong and showy, something right out of shlock television.

Someone needs to tell Mr. Goldberg this is not television, that true scholars don't perform like dancing bears, that he's not Dan Rather, that his overbearing personality makes it difficult for viewers to focus on content.

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