Pussy Riot and Brendan O'Connor - BFF's 4eva? (1 Viewer)

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I get the impression that something happened behind the scenes that impacted greatly on the interview. The mood was weird from the get-go. The questions were just so bad, patronising and completely irrelevant, that it sounded like he made them up on the spot, having disgarded a bunch of more appropriate ones. Brendan O'Connor isn't actually that bad.
 

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It was quite weird all right. Weird above and beyond the stilted nature of it because of the translator. O'Connor is a cock all right, there's no doubt about that (addressing them as "Girls"!), but I don't think they covered themselves in glory either. All his questions were pretty bland, stock stuff that they could easily have used as jumping off points to talk about whatever they wanted. Instead they just seemed to be bored and disinterested. I was hoping Nadja (sp?) would get up off the couch and go over and punch him. That would have livened things up a bit.
 

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That was so cringing, I could nearly watch it.
Did it count as a walk off at the end?
 

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Reminded me of the "KLF burn a million quid" Late Late which also featured Joe Elliot which I re-watched recently. Except a lot more awkward.
 

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I thought it was alright he did ask them relevant qeustions like about prison life one of them was in a prison with forced labour ,clothes manufactuering i think.
And he had the guy on first discuusing Russia in general like the social changes scince the disolution of the USSR the return of religion, rise of private buisness.
Anyway i was suprised how really serious they are politcaly.
 
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I have a mate (from here) who works as a journo out in Moscow. I'm gonna ask him what they were actually saying in Russian. I have a feeling the translator lad was filtering things.
 

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And he had the guy on first discuusing Russia in general like the social changes scince the disolution of the USSR the return of religion, rise of private buisness.
I thought that bit was farcical. They brought him in to translate during the interview and he had a massive row with them backstage. Yet they still brought him out to talk to him. They should have sent him packing.
 

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I presume they argued with the translator because of their different positions on the political compass.

O'Connor is fairly limited as an interviewer but I don't think he was that bad. The girls came across as too cool for school ie. h*******

He mentioned "don't have a domestic". Some people have interpreted this as "BRENDAN O'CONNOR MAKING A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE JOKE" and gone off the rails with their self-righteous mouth foam.
 

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I thought that bit was farcical. They brought him in to translate during the interview and he had a massive row with them backstage. Yet they still brought him out to talk to him. They should have sent him packing.
I'm watching this now. What the fuck do they need Gurdgiev there for?
 

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