Cockburn may have British blood, but he is no slimy Anglophile. However there is one area, he will concede, in which the Brits trounce Americans: political interviewing.
American television is so riven with partisanship that subjects are rarely properly interrogated by a fierce but neutral anchor — as is the tradition on British networks.
Today Marc Lotter, the director of strategic communications for the Trump 2020 campaign, faced a forensic examination by the BBC’s Andrew Neil. Under considerable scrutiny, Lotter held up quite well. But it made for a lively exchange. Watch here: