Surviving an Ambush Interview: Mike Wallace And The Art Of The Ambush Interview…


Date: January 13, 2020

01) Mike Wallace And The Art Of The Ambush Interview

“Looking back on his career, Wallace told CNN’s Howard Kurtz that he and the late 60 Minutes executive producer Don Hewitt “came to the conclusion that there was more heat than light that came out of that. We weren’t getting a lot of information from those so-called ambushes. So we quit … I have no doubt that what we started has become a plague.”

Although Mr. Wallace and Mr. Hewitt came to the right conclusion regarding ambush interviews, many other television personalities (some of whom I hesitate to call journalists) have continued his tradition. They imitate Wallace’s legacy by following a public figure down the street, racing them through a parking lot, or showing up to their office without warning.

Little scares media spokespersons more than the prospect of being ambushed. I recently wrote two posts about how spokespersons can survive ambush interviews (here and here), in which I wrote that:

“The single best way to ‘win’ an ambush is by denying the reporter a great visual.”

The two additional links in this quote, are probably worth the time to read and digest.

…..TAP-Net Website | Sub-Blog Archive

Bernie Sanders FINALLY Goes After Joe Biden…

Date: January 13, 2020

01) Bernie Sanders FINALLY Goes After Joe Biden

“Joe Biden has had a bizarrely easy time of it as the frontrunner of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Few of his competitors have attacked him directly, and those who did (like Kamala Harris and Julián Castro) have mostly dropped out of the race.

However, it appears Biden’s free ride is finally coming to an end. With actual primaries coming up soon and no sign his lead is disappearing, his top rivals Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have begun attacking his record — Sanders explicitly, and Warren with the release of a bankruptcy reform plan that would overturn one of the blackest marks on Biden’s Senate career. It’s high time Biden’s record got close scrutiny.


Bernie Sanders and Lawmakers Introduce the No War Against Iran Act…

Date: January 10, 2020

01) Bernie Sanders and Lawmakers Introduce the No War Against Iran Act

“Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced the No War Against Iran Act, which denies the Pentagon of any funds for unauthorized use of military force against Iran. A measure to prohibit funds for an unconstitutional war with Iran passed by a bipartisan 251-member vote in the House of Representatives last year, though it was later stripped from the National Defense Authorization Act enacted in December.

In the Senate, the No War Against Iran Act is cosponsored by Senators Schumer (D-N.Y.), Leahy (D-Vt.), Markey (D-Mass.), Wyden (D-Ore.), Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Baldwin (D-Wis.), Cantwell (D-Wash.), Warren (D-Mass.), Van Hollen (D-Md.), Harris (D-Calif.), Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Merkley (D-Ore.).

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) introduced a companion measure to defund unauthorized military action against Iran in the House of Representatives, with 58 cosponsors.”

What ISD Is – What ISD Is Not…


January 10, 2020

What ISD Is:

In Self Defense, is a distinct project unto itself. It is not Our Love Frontier, and Our Love Frontier is not In Self Defense.

It is the public diary of a homosexual pedophile, who is attracted to boys roughly aged seven through twelve…That homosexual pedophile is myself.

What is offered here, is a vast amount of my writings, recordings and media, which I’ve produced and published over the last 20 years…and the last 15 years, in general.

Much of it has some direct connection to my life and existence as a homosexual pedophile…Much of it does not, and is more of a general expression on world and social issues.

I am offering my insights…and a factual, long term recording of the thoughts and mind, of someone who actually lives this existence.

I am alive today, right now…and I am seizing my chance to make a difference in this world, by engaging with it…and infusing one homosexual pedophiles voice into the public dialogue.

What ISD Is Not:

In Self Defense is not here to convince you of anything.

I do not hold your hand, here…I do not spoon feed you anything…I do not expect you to praise me for it…I do not expect you to read it all…I do not expect you to come away from reading it, with any specific change to your worldview…

I don’t expect you to end up thinking, just exactly as I think.

I do not pour over research…nor do I analyze studies…There are others who are much more competent at this, than myself…and you should visit the EQF Community Links, if you are sincerely searching for that sort of thing.

I make no claims to speak for any other Minor Attracted Person.


What is here, is human expression which hopefully makes clear my morals, ethics, rational and conclusions…and stands as testimony that we MAPs do have good, sound morals, ethics, rational and conclusions…and that we live decent, honest lives, worthy of respect.

People will make of it what they will. I expect that the majority of people will reject it, outright…and this body of work does not exist for those people.

It exists for those who are genuinely searching…not just for a meaning in this sort of existence…but searching for viable ways we can live together in peace, and combat true sexual brutality.

Ultimately…though I have written enormous amounts just to “get things out”, and at times deal with my own frustrations with the world around me…I’ve published it, and kept writing, to offer thoughtful dialogue starters, which anyone can use to begin discussing issues related to MAPs…or just the broader world we live in and share.