Date: January 31, 2021
“Frank Luntz is a strategist and pollster who has worked on behalf of the Republican Party for nearly three decades.
The following interview was conducted by FRONTLINE’s Jim Gilmore on Jan. 12, 2021. It has been edited for clarity and length. This interview is being published as part of FRONTLINE’s Transparency Project, an effort to open up the source material behind our documentaries. Explore the transcript of this interview, and others, on the FRONTLINE website:
01) I would take issue with the claim that “things had switched”, regarding the lefts history of protest and anger and the rights history of modesty and respecting the establishment…
…Leftists are still every bit as angry and protesting the system, as ever…it just seems more of the right has entered into this territory with us.
02) People in the U.S. government who “can’t be bought off”?!…
…Is this guy serious?!
03) …Another “let’s move on”?…
Nobody is “killing Donald Trump again”…This is entirely about accountability and reckoning.
If they simply ignore it all and let this go [incitement of the capital riot that killed five people]…then what excuse exists to ever hold any politician legally responsible, no matter what they do?
It is an extreme dereliction of duty, to simply do nothing about this.
I wanted to say this was a generally interesting interview [I did follow till the end, after all]…but this guy is a bozo.