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2010: Gillian Duffy reflects on ‘Bigotgate’

December 24, 2010

Here’s a review of something essentially reviewing something else which happened during 2010. But what’s striking for me about this is not so much the story, but the engaging nature of the interview itself. It’s definitely worth a listen.

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Radio 4 PM host Eddie Mair’s interview with the woman at the centre of the ‘Bigotgate’ scandal is an interesting listen, not least because it takes the listener on quite a long journey. By the end of it, Duffy – the media’s ‘victim’ during the ‘scandal’ – reveals her to be a normal human being. Normal in that there are so many aspects to her which make like all of us.

I was particularly struck with the obvious rapport Mair established with Duffy resulting in a hugely entertaining piece of storytelling.

And with the reflective interview broadcast at the end of the year too, there’s a sense of closure on the whole sordid media affair.

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