C-Span’s Brian Lamb is the Joe Friday of TV interviewers – straight as Gibraltar, traditional as figgy pudding. So you could understand his befuddlement during an hourlong interview with Daily Caller diva Michelle Fields on last night’s Q&A. (See it here.)
Fields was on Q&A to “[share] her experiences reporting on a variety of issues for the 24-hour news site,” according to the Program Details. Furthermore:
She talks about an early interview with actor Matt Damon and his mother [here] which was viewed over two million times on the internet. She shares video of her unanticipated involvement while covering the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations in New York City where she was knocked down by a police officer [here]. Fields takes us to the corridors of Congress where she asks participants in a “Patriotic Millionaires” press conference to donate to the US Treasury [here].
In other words, she’s good at getting coverage of her coverage. Which is fine. But Lamb was clearly gobsmacked by her approach to journalism, from getting most of her news via Twitter and Facebook to statements such as “people want bias in their news.”
The cutaways of Lamb alone are worth the price of admission.