Why is it that a bill
banning abortions after a woman has been pregnant
for six weeks, is not a return to the dark ages?
What’s your answer? –My answer is something
called science. Human life exists at conception.
It ought to be protected. Now, back to my question to you.
You purport to be an objective journalist. The BBC purports to be an
objective down-the-middle-network. It obviously is not,
it never has been and you as a journalist
are proceeding to call one side of the political aisle
ignorant, barbaric and sending us back to the dark ages. Why don’t you just say
that you’re on the left. Is this so hard for you? Why can’t you just be honest?
It’s a serious question. –Mr Shapiro, if you only knew how
ridiculous that statement is you wouldn’t have said it. I just asked you a question. –And I asked you a question and you
failed to answer a single one of mine. Frankly I find this whole
thing a waste of time. If you want to read the book
and critique the book, why don’t you read and
critique the book. If you want to critique me, you can
think whatever you want of me. Frankly I don’t care.
I don’t frankly give a damn what you think of me since
I’ve never heard of you. –And I’ve never heard of you
until I briefed myself on this but that’s not the issue.
You have a new book out … –Then why the hell are you
interviewing me, sir? –It’s an interesting book but my
point is your book claims that society –Well it would be nice if you
would quote it from time to time –I’ve done so several times
and I’m about to do so again if you would let me just
finish the question. –Now frankly I don’t think. Your book claims that society
is turning its back –Honestly, honestly sir –on judeo-christian values. What are those values that
it’s turning its back on? –I’m not inclined to continue
an interview with a person as badly motivated as you,
as an interviewer so I think we’re done here.
I appreciate your time. –All right well thank you
for your time and for showing that
anger is not part of American political discourse. Now, Mr Shapiro,
we’ll say goodbye.