George Monbiot – the new fiercer Paxman?

From the looks of Comment is Free feedback, the jury’s still out on this one. Is George Monbiot an interviewing force to be reckoned with? “Monbiot grills his subjects, making Paxman look like a pussycat,” says of the environmentalist’s video interview series.

In his latest video offering (can’t be embedded here, you have to visit site) he talks to Shaun Spiers, head of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, and asks Spiers why the campaign opposes windfarms but not opencast coal mines.

Below the video there’s lots of CiF praise balanced with a bit of criticism: is Monbiot really scarier than Paxman?

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