Thursday, December 09, 2010

3 Irritating Things About Raffi Khatchadourian's Interview About His "Inside WikiLeaks" Piece

I was listening to an NPR Morning Edition interview with the author of an upcoming New Yorker story, Inside WikiLeaks.

Maybe I'm just extra-cranky because I had to get up early to head over to Bethesda for an event (though the drive in was trouble-free), but three things really bugged me about interviewee Raffi Khatchadourian

  1. He refers to the time he spent with WikiLeaks as an "embed."
  2. He kept referring to the Wikileaks principal figures by their first names: "Julian." "Kristinn."
  3. When thanked at the end of the report by host Steve Inkseep, instead of responding "You're welcome" or "Thank you," he said: "No problem." Dude, are you a reporter, or a Generation Y waiter?

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