Ambushed

Nothing will get the blood flowing like being ambushed by a TV news crew. Just look at California’s Secretary of Health who was surprised by CNN’s Drew Griffin. Like most ambush interviews, this really should not have been a surprise. CNN had been trying for weeks to get an interview. The video shows the lengths to which the media will go to get the story they want. In most cases, it is better to consent to an interview. Why create all of this drama that will certainly make its way in to the story? What makes the story so compelling is that this is a public official trying to duck the interview. (You have to go about 4:30 into the story to see the full ambush.)