Friday, November 21, 2008

John Ziegler

The other day Bol posted a video demonstrating how uninformed "Obama voters" are. (Of course he did. That's what he does.) And then I saw that Amanda at Pandagon linked to Nate Silver's interview with the guy who did the video and commissioned the Zogby poll on which it was based.

The guy is a talk radio host called John Ziegler, and he was the subject of David Foster Wallace's 2005 piece for the Atlantic, "The Host." Instant classic, natch, but so much of Ziegler's maniacal, outrage-fueled personality comes across in his uncut interview with Silver that you almost feel like DFW couldn't have gone wrong.


Dave said...

In the text of the interview, it seems like Ziegler thinks it's going to be recorded and aired. That's the only way his tone wouldn't come across as crazy.

tps12 said...

To me it reads like he was only asking for a transcript to be posted. E.g., as in his response to the penultimate question: "You are never going to have the guts to post a representative transcript on your website!"