Friday, April 25, 2008

To Repeat: There's No Such Thing as "Off the Record"

In the previous post I linked to Steve Bennett's Ten Essential Tips for Successful Interviews. Too bad Samantha Power* (Hillary "is a monster"), Barack Obama ("they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion") and Bill Clinton ("I don't think I should take any shit from anybody...") forgot about Tip #9:
Don't ever talk "off the record." NOTHING is off the record, and don't ever assume your conversation isn't being recorded. Beware of idle chitchat with reporters. You never know for sure when the camera or microphone is on and you're on the air.
*See Reporters Are Not Your Friends

1 comment:

Writer Babs said...

You'd think that such seasoned politicians would know better ... especially Bill Clinton!