Alistair Campbell Breaks Down on Andrew Marr show

There was a uite astonishing moment on TV earlier.
Andrew Marr has Alistair Campbell on his show, with Campbell promoting a fictional book he has written. But under questioning from Marr about the Iraq War, and Andrew Marr making a somewhat flippant but completely understandable comment equating his fictitious book with the dodgy dossier, Alistair Campbell paused, tears welled up in his eyes, and I though he was going to sob.

Now I don't want to be seen in any way as criticising him for being emotional, indeed it shows a very human side to Mr Campbell, but for Mr Campbell to keep insisting that it is unfair for people to criticise the war in Iraq and get upset about being asked questions about it leads me to two conclusions.

Firstly, try not to start any news wars.

Secondly, if you don't like being questioned about Iraq, don't try to seek publicity for your book during the Iraq enquiry when you are bound to be asked questions about Iraq.


I Albion said...

This is an actor you are talking about, next week Gordon Brown,(not kidding)

Paul Pinfield said...

Nich, he was so transparently putting it on. I would trust him to tie his own shoe laces without spinning it.

Norfolk Blogger said...

Paul, I don't know. I am certainly no Campbell fan, but he is someone who battles depression and he may be bipolar (and I don't mean that in any way as an insult) so I think he is a man who wrestles with his conscience.

neil craig said...

If Al Gore can get an Oscar presumably Alastair Campbell is in line for a Brit.

Norfolk Blogger said...

Very good.

Johnny Norfolk said...

They are all at it now. These are supposed to be leaders. I have never known anything like it. Toe curling in the extream. Only a mug would be taken in by it. Strikes of desperation to me.