Why Is This Lying Bastard Lying to Me? (Hardback)Rob Burley (author)
Spanning the last three decades of British politics, television producer and editor Burley delivers an intimate insider's story of trying to hold politicians to account in television interviews.
A deliciously irreverent and humorous insider's account of 25 years working at the very top of British political television.
Why Is This Lying Bastard Lying to Me? - a question famously asked by master TV inquisitor Jeremy Paxman - is a history of thirty years in British politics viewed through the prism of political television, from Thatcher's fall to the crash and burn of Liz Truss, via the Iraq War, austerity, Brexit and Partygate. Rob Burley's deliciously irreverent insider's account of a career spent trying to get straight answers from politicians offers a unique insight into the British political class and their complicated relationship with the truth.
Rob Burley has prepared, practised and helped prosecute political interviews with eight prime ministers over more than twenty-five years, working alongside the biggest names in television. This book is his love letter to the political interview and, with the help of exclusive conversations with TV giants from Jeremy Paxman and Andrew Neil to Andrew Marr and Emily Maitlis, will take you inside the process like never before.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 660 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 40 mm
'What Rob Burley doesn't know about political interviewing isn't worth knowing' - Andrew Neil
'Entertaining and illuminating' - Beth Rigby
'With years of experience editing the creme de la creme of political broadcasting, Rob Burley's had a front row seat at most of them' - Susanna Reid
'Incisive, brutally honest and very funny' - Steve Coogan
'An absolute delight' - Emily Maitlis
'Witty and well-informed' - Andrew Marr
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