- — Linda Holmes (@nprmonkeysee)Tue, Jul 09 2013 12:02:16The answer to this is "Don't do the interview." And "How would you describe yourself?" is a *terrible* question. http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2013/07/08/meeting_selena_gomez_rule_no_1_do_not_mention_justin_bieber.html …ent/…
- — Linda Holmes (@nprmonkeysee)Tue, Jul 09 2013 12:03:26Seriously, there are pieces that can get away with "let me tell you how I hated interviewing this person" and not seem jerky. Most can't.
- — Sam Adams (@SamuelAAdams)Tue, Jul 09 2013 12:56:41@nprmonkeysee If you ask a tough question and they walk, you have a story. If you accede, the story is "I am a terrible journalist."
- — Sam Adams (@SamuelAAdams)Tue, Jul 09 2013 13:01:18@nprmonkeysee This is an interesting story about not getting the interview: http://www.sfweekly.com/2013-06-26/music/michelle-shocked-todd-vogt-sf-weekly-sf-pride-homophobia-yoshi-s-sf/ …6/mus…
- — Cassia Barnes (@wordsmith85)Tue, Jul 09 2013 12:30:33@nprmonkeysee I think the choice of subject makes it seem like a cheap shot as well. Disney celebrities are easy to complain about.
- — Linda Holmes (@nprmonkeysee)Tue, Jul 09 2013 12:34:17@wordsmith85 Well, exactly. You want to be cheered, write that about somebody where loss of access to them actually costs you something.
- — Rabi Abonour (@rabonour)Tue, Jul 09 2013 14:09:15.@nprmonkeysee The lack of self-awareness in this piece is stunning. "They prevented me from doing journalism by not letting me talk gossip"
- — Tara Bennett (@TaraDBennett)Tue, Jul 09 2013 15:04:16
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