How to Treat Politicians

Despite the incessant coverage of celebrity gossip, the British media certainly know how to treat their politicians. Journalists operate on the assumption that politicians are guilty until proven innocent, and even then are fair game for a serious bollocking.

Check out this fantastic back and forth between channel 4’s Jon Snow and conservative MP Zac Goldsmith over Goldsmith’s alleged election funding infraction. Goldsmith attempts to bully Snow, but the veteran anchor isn’t having any of it. I can’t imagine Wolf Blitzer or anyone on CNN doing this:

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.