Musings, Nits, and Praises: Mike, What About the Five W's Plus the H?

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Mike, What About the Five W's Plus the H?

Given that Mike Wallace has decades of network news experience, one would think he's a master of the fundamental questions a journalist seeks to answer: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? But apparently Mike has softened since 1979, when he asked Khomeini to respond to Anwar Sadat's calling him a lunatic. Seeing as how Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seems rather hell-bent on the destruction of Israel and the U.S., one would think that in his 60 Minutes interview Wallace would've asked him questions like "How can your motivation for pursuing nuclear power be to meet your country's energy needs when your country basically floats on oil?" or "What makes the U.S. the 'Great Satan'?" or "Why do you want to 'wipe Israel off the map,' as you said last October?"

2 Responses to “Mike, What About the Five W's Plus the H?”

  1. # Blogger hermit greg

    You might be interested in CJR's take on the interview.  

  2. # Blogger Jason

    Thanks for the link. Good article.  

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