This recent interview is a thing of beauty.
It involves Kim Hill interviewing former New Jersey Republican Governor and wanna be US President Chris Christie.
I was surprised when the interview was announced. I wondered why someone so high in American politics would want to be interviewed by a local journalist in little old New Zealand.
He probably thought it would be a patsy interview. After all how could someone living so far away be so prepared? And so cutting?
The Trump questions were interesting. At the end the onslaught of questions from Hill asking why Christie could still support Trump after all of the awful things Trump had done all Christie could respond was that at least Trump was not Hillary Clinton.
The questions about Bridgegate, where Christie was implicated in decisions to close some New Jersey bridges for a “traffic study” that caused traffic carnage in an area represented by one of Christie’s opponents, were really cutting. In very few words Hill is able to leave listeners with the very strong impression that Christie’s defence of his involvement was bollocks, to use the technical term.
The interview alone was worth the annual cost of Radio New Zealand.
Do yourself a favour. Set aside half an hour to listen to it.