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Stupid Interview Question

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by HeinekenMan, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    I'm not following the Ramsey thing, but I have CNN on in the background.

    I just heard a reporter ask Mr. Ramsey what the hardest part of this whole thing has been.

    "Well, the hardest part was losing a child..."


    I know that you can get some strange answers to the obvious questions, but some reporters drive me apeshit. And I see it a lot in TV news. I recall a recent telecast where they're on location with a camera in some lady's face asking her how she felt after her kid drowned in a swimming pool or some such thing.
  2. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    "Katzenmoyer. Katzenmoyer. Katzenmoyer. Your thoughts?"
  3. RAMBO

    RAMBO Member

    Damn that is the dummest question I ever heared someone ask.
  4. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    Thanks for the edit, Moddy.

  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    No problem. I certainly understand your reaction - the word "fucking" was placed before stupid in the original for those wondering what the hell?

    But, you know, cursing in thread titles and it showing up big on the screen at work ***
  6. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    An on campus recruiter once asked an interviewee (law student) "if you could be any color, what color would you be?"
  7. One of the questions to Parcells during a press conference this season, something along these lines:
    "You've been talking about how Jones takes a lot of carries, and that contributes to fatigue. Now in baseball, when a pitcher throws a lot of pitches, they get fatigued easily, so how would you compare the position of pitcher in baseball to that of runningback in football?"
  8. RAMBO

    RAMBO Member

    What the hell was that reporter thinking asking that.
  9. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    That's awesome. It's giving me a migraine just trying to deduce what it was he was aiming it? Did he want a rubber knees comment?
  10. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Did Ed Werder ask that question?
  11. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    After the KAL crash in Guam, relatives of the dead were arriving. As they got off their flight, a local TV reporter stuck a mike in one woman's face and asked 'How do you feel right now?'

    I've interviewed a lot of relatives of murder victims, crash victims etc. I've never asked that particular question.
    Nor did I ever ask the question that Ramsey was asked.
  12. joe_schmoe

    joe_schmoe Active Member

    This is not as blatant as these but I watched a HS football game which ended with an interception in the endzone as time ran out. Team A holds on with a 28-22 win. Me and another guy go down talk to losing coach. First question the other guy asks: Coach, what happend on the last play?
    Coach looks at him and says: They intercepted the fucking ball, weren't you watching?

    I knew the coach pretty well, and he was a bit upset about the loss, but I was trying hard not to crack up. I walked away, and he came up to me a few minutes later and was smiling said "Damn that felt good."
    I lost it then. He laughed and I turned to him and said "Coach, okay seriously, what DID happen on that last play?"
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