How Sales dropped the ball on Abbott

26 Apr

Some thoughtful responses to this excellent dissection, some rather partisan but that is the colour of politics. I agree, overall, with the article and would rather have seen Sales focus on several points, doggedly analyse them and to have been more forensic. However, I’m of the opinion that she wants to ensure Abbott returns for further interviews, and she is also in the position of having done such a good, Walkley award winning interview last time, of following up in equal style, not an easy task. She’s 1 for 2. Let’s see what happens in her next interview – provided Abbott fronts.

Australians For Honest Politics

By Peter Clarke,

April 25, 2013

Late last year, Leigh Sales interviewed Tony Abbott live on the 730 Report. Sales was sharp and persistent, Abbott poorly prepared and struggling. Sales beat claims of bias and won a coveted Walkley Award for TV interviewing.

Naturally viewers were relishing the prospect of a return bout, and Sales and the program promoted the interview on social media. It now seems that if Abbott agrees to be interviewed on an ABC current affairs program it is a ‘get’. Because of the history and the ongoing tensions between the office of the opposition leader and the ABC, there is an additional expectation from the audience.

Unlike Sales’ interviews with Prime Minister Gillard, there is no history…

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