Patience and composure remain are valuable tools in life. We don’t always get instant gratification but they are virtues that can be cultivated and nurtured. All of us have a patience meter whose gauge goes up and down depending on our mood, our personality, our intentions and our triggers. And no one is an exception, not even well-mannered and highly acclaimed talk show hosts.
One such incident occurred on last night’s episode of “Oi Neoi Fakeloi”. It was
the first time we witnessed main show host Alex Papachelas totally
losing control and being downright rude. There literally was steam coming out of his collar
when he was speaking with his guest and it was very obvious that he is
100 percent, and without a doubt, pro-government!
The main guest was Christos Lazaridis, key adviser to the leader of the main opposition New Democracy Party Antonis Samaras.Some of the items discussed included the Greek economy, the present political climate as well as the relationship Greece-IMF-EU and ECB.
He literally went on a rampage last night taking his guest by storm, and was sarcastic towards him, he totally belittled the main opposition party for its stance on matters that have to do with the economy (because they go against pro-government decisions) and he even went as far as to ask and answer most of the questions himself not allowing his guest to even state his opinion on at least one!
It was a total one-man show!
In his stubborness to find an area where he could use his cleverness to “attack” the main opposition party, he did the biggest mistake (in our opinion) and displayed total disgust against the ND party. He should of been objective, and not made his political ideals (which are totally in favor of the ruling socialist PASOK party) so damn obvious!
I mean c’mon… learn to act the part at least!
He asked Lazaridis if the main opposition party adopts the ideals of internet “hooligans” (or bloggers) who display Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Nikola Sarkozy as dictators. What a dumb (and lame) question to ask anyone who is associated in the diplomatic world at a time when Greece is hanging by a thread from its European partners.
What did you expect Lazaridis to answer?
Obviously it was no… but in your rampage against the ND party and the insistence you displayed in interrupting your guest every time he began to speak and try to answer the multitude of questions you threw his way, you made yourself look totally foolish for asking that Mr. Papachelas.
If you indeed want to know the answer to that question, don’t bother with Lazaridis, come down to Pireaus and ask 100,000 people… you don’t have to invest in broadband or anything and they will totally agree with the hooligans Mr. Papachelas. But our leaders cannot say yes, because that would give opposition reporters such as yourself something to lash out about over Antonis Samaras.
This might of worked in the days of Costas Karamanlis, when the majority of the Greek media was in total war with him, but it is not going to work on the general public anymore. Because since then, we have realized that the mainstream media wants to direct public opinion for its own intent and purposes.
As intellectual free thinkers, we will not make the same mistake again.
actually losing his composure. We rather liked his calm and well
He obviously couldn’t throw any mud towards the main opposition party because Lazaridis indeed kept his calm… but he displayed sheer and utter hate and it surfaced another part of him which we did not like and/or can respect.