I’ve never understood the argument about giving a country legitimacy by conducting an interview, or how providing a “platform” provides them a better opportunity to…what…convince Americans they’re good?
If Oprah interviews a murderer/rapist etc. are large percentages of her viewers like, “damn if Oprah interviewed him he must be a great guy and also innocent”? Was the FBI on alert when Barbara Walters interviewed someone in prison in case people from the local town showed up with pitch forks and demanded that individual be set free?
Is the whole of Russia now going to respond with “AHH MOTHERLAND!!!” and join the red army because some reporter from America interviewed their president?
Not chucking spears. I just have truly never known any ppl that think like the examples above, and I’ve lived in a lot of places with large populations of idiots.