May 14, 2007


The SpouseBUZZ Live went well, in my opinion. You can read the liveblogs of the panels over at SpouseBUZZ to see what we touched on. The event was really high-class and impressive; and USAA went all out for us.

After the panels, I was approached to do an interview for a local news affiliate. How bad could it be, right?

When I said at the Milblogs Conference that I had no bad experience with the press, I suppose I spoke too soon. I just didn't have any personal experience to speak of. So far I'd never been in any articles or newscasts.

For some reason, the local affiliate only wanted to talk about this blog. Why did they come to SpouseBUZZ Live and then start asking dumb questions about my personal site? And I was not savvy enough to see where this line of questioning was heading; I thought they'd ask me how I started blogging and then segue into SpouseBUZZ. Instead we segued into what I think about deployments and politics. Ugh. In hindsight, I wish I'd asked to start over or told the man I really only wanted to talk about SpouseBUZZ. But I was inexperienced and thought his questions would get more appropriate as we progressed.

As he shut down his camera, he decided to ask me off-the-record what I think about the war and if I think we're winning. Ugh again. I answered with some vague nonsense I can't even remember, but at some point I mentioned that my husband was learning Farsi. This guy's eyes got an a-ha twinkle as he said, "Waaait, that means Iran, right?" as if the fact that my husband is learning Farsi is some indicator that Bushitler is indeed planning to invade Iran. Thank heavens we weren't still on camera, because I wouldn't be surprised if he'd used the word Farsi as a way to speculate about Ahmadinejad. He acted as if he'd uncovered an Army plot to invade Iran.

Remind me not to do any more interviews in the future.

Posted by: Sarah at 07:20 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 hopefully your experience with the USAA camera crew was better!

Posted by: mark at May 15, 2007 05:45 AM (EXOhI)

2 Ughhhh I am tired of these types of interviews. I cannot tell you how much time I have wasted. WASTED speaking. ONLY to have some sort of "quote" taken entirely out of context. It is painful!

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at May 15, 2007 11:33 AM (gVHlZ)

3 Thus you have to wonder if it's worth it to speak to the press at all... *sigh* I'm glad spouse buzz went well. yay!!!

Posted by: Teresa at May 15, 2007 06:21 PM (gsbs5)

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