This astonishing video is not a satire. The interview actually took place. It is the most pathetic example I've ever witnessed of a politician staying "on message" by recycling a prepared sound bite. Was he completely unaware that he repeated himself in replying to every question? Edward Miliband is currently Leader of the Labour Party in Britain, and Leader of the Opposition.The issue he's being questioned about is not important; what is notable is his stock response to every question. I realize he's trying to ensure that every potential soundbite has his complete "message," but there's no thinking about the questions being asked. I could hardly stand to listen to the end. Incredible.
Posted by Roger Ebert in his Journal, via The Dish.
Addendum: Here is George Osborne [British conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer] doing the same thing:
Via Liberal Conspiracy (hat tip to Skipweasel).