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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Can anyone say 'whiplash'?

OK, I'm not quite sure what to make of the recent attention I've been getting from the media, but I have to say it's gone straight to my head.

Yesterday I was interviewed for about 30 minutes on Arutz 7 by Eve Harrow.  Now before any of my remaining lefty friends gets their undies in a twist, I should quickly point out that it was entirely a human interest thing with almost no political content.  Eve conducted a great interview that felt like having coffee with an old friend... and I managed not to disgrace myself (Click here to listen... I'm about half way through the first hour)

I don't know if there was a connection (doubtful) but within an hour of finishing Eve's show I got an email from from someone at the BBC asking if I would like to come on for a live international discussion group radio program on the BBC called 'World Have Your Say'.  After a brief email exchange to reassure both of us that there wasn't a kook on the other end of the line, it was agreed that I would participate.

If you have access to the BBC on your radio, between 6 - 7 PM London Time (8 - 9 PM in Israel) tonight, or feel like listening to today's broadcast of 'World Have Your Say' online, you just might have another opportunity to catch me saying something truly horrifying.  They even have a place on the site to offer your feedback on the discussion... providing nearly unlimited opportunities for trouble-making.

Anyway, if my ego survives all this media attention I may end up with whiplash from being on both Arutz 7 and the BBC in such a short period of time.

Posted by David Bogner on November 8, 2007 | Permalink


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Mazel Tov!

Make us proud.

Posted by: psychotoddler | Nov 8, 2007 5:01:01 PM

Just don't forget us little folks you passed on the way up while you're busy partying with the Beautiful People.

Or something like that. ;)

Good luck!

Posted by: psachya | Nov 8, 2007 5:37:50 PM

It was slightly baffling to see your picture on Arutz 7's homepage. You did very well in the interview.

Enjoy the limelight.

Posted by: tnspr569 | Nov 8, 2007 5:59:40 PM

Wow! I am so impressed and excited about this stuff. You're a star, David! I actually mean that even though you are too modest to enjoy the compliment. Great work happens here.

And I think particularly satisfying for all us readers who have been coming here since the dawn of blogging, too :)

Posted by: Alice Bachini-Smith | Nov 8, 2007 7:48:45 PM

Great interview ... and it was good to hear the voice behind the words.

Posted by: Yaron | Nov 8, 2007 8:13:42 PM

psychotoddler... Well, I seem to have gotten away without doing to much damage. :-)

psachya... Don't be silly. What was you name again? :-)

tnspr569... Where the heck did they get ahold of my picture (and why didn't you send me a link?)?

Alice Bachini-Smith... I think the word you were looking for was 'poseur' but I can see how you instead used 'star'... after all, they're so similar. :-)

Posted by: treppenwitz | Nov 8, 2007 8:52:00 PM

I was actually able to stream most of that program. Not bad for 26.4K. And your Yankee accent wasn't that bad. :)

Those people you debated are bleeding-heart bozos, the very people who's ideas have caused the social problems that lead to teen violence. And the Beeb had the deck stacked against the guests like you, I saw that one coming. Typical leftist BBC tactics.

We do have a problem with people respecting the rule of law in western societies and that lack of respect is not passed on to children. Much of what I see when dealing with teenagers and young adults is often a direct reflection of their parents. When I meet the parents, it's often quiet obvious. Then there's what passes for entertainment these days. If an impressionable kid is pounded non-stop with sex and violence, that will stick with them. Children are influenced by what they see and hear.

Posted by: Karl Newman | Nov 8, 2007 8:56:12 PM

I also thought it was like having coffee with an old friend, sans the cigarette smoke, of course, and the rotten duck eggs. It was a pleasure to have you on the show. You manage to consistently and skillfully- with large doses of wry humor- blog the agony and ecstasy of what life in Israel is like for us expat Westerners. And I dunno where they got the pic; I had actually submitted one of Brad Pitt......

Posted by: Eve Harow | Nov 8, 2007 9:12:52 PM

On the BBC? Oh my, do be careful not to get too big for your Britches.

Posted by: Bob | Nov 9, 2007 4:19:02 AM

I think that Jameel and I just might have to play with the recording a bit. Got a couple of nifty ideas for how we can use it.

Posted by: Jack | Nov 9, 2007 6:53:41 PM

Karl Newman... 'Debate' might be too strong a word. It was more like 'let's have a bunch of people on to pay absolutely no attention to what is being said by their fellow panelists... and then break for the news. Sound about right? :-)

Eve Harow... My sister emailed me to say it sounded like you luv me. I'm just glad my wife didn't get that vibe. :-)

Bob... [groan]

Jack... Oy, this is all that is missing from my life. :-)

Posted by: treppenwitz | Nov 11, 2007 11:00:55 AM

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