Polite video interviewing/debunking

Leifer

Senior Member.
I ran across a guy on YouTube (video channel), where he interviews protest demonstrators, where the topics are "chemtrails", "Monsanto (GMO)", and "911".
(links below)

The point is, that he asks questions in a non-confrontational way, and lets the protestors do most of the talking. He will then suggest reasonable explanations, and ask them if that is possible, and wait for their reply. No interviewees ever get upset......there are no heated arguments.
(or if there were, he simply didn't post those)

He always informs people that he will likely post the video on YouTube, and asks permission first, before recording.

Evidently, he claims to be a young professional chemist, in the field of microbes ?? I could not find more info about him, other than his youtube name, "MP Media".

As small as his impact might be, interviewing random people in front of a video camera seems to present a sane and polite conversation.....perhaps for a few reasons.....
1) .....the protestors feel that the voice for their cause, will be furthered if posted on YouTube.
2) .....if the interviewer asks something politely, the protestors don't want to seem like jerks, if it's posted on YouTube.
3) .....it allows the interviewer, to present or ask about alternative (or reasonable) explanations that cannot be avoided. It allows (mandates) a singular flow of conversation between just two individuals.

Check-out the 2016 London Chemtrail march "playlist" of video interviews......
Here's his main channel, of "playlists"...
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcsxAKii4I-L8nmJ7U9okTA/playlists
 
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CeruleanBlu

Senior Member.
Myles Power. Nice bloke.
https://mylespower.co.uk/
My name is Myles Power, and I run the educational YouTube channel, powerm1985. I spend what little free time I have sharing my love of SCIENCE! through home experiments, visiting sites of scientific interest, and angrily ranting at pseudoscience proponents. I am also one of the founding members of the podcast 'The League of Nerds' - which I co-host with James from 'The History of Infection'.
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Not sure if this is a backup channel, or someone stealing and reposting his vids.
 

deirdre

Senior Member.
I have watched a few interviews but he didn't suggest anything.
Thanks Skephu i didnt even bother clicking any of them (pet peeve when people link to whole channels to prove a point :)

@Leifer please link and time stamp an example video that you are discussing in the OP.
 

NoParty

Senior Member.
I have watched a few interviews but he didn't suggest anything.
I tried one...just a silly waste...people trying to be cute and singing. :oops:

My second (and final) :p effort was this woman:
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBXNFuZXjQI&list=PLXOsnQpYq2Q2cZSZKCoNX-n5FG-R5mK2s&index=3


I'm guessing the "suggestion" is--when the lady goes a bit wild in her explanation--and then asserts that
"It's a de-population agenda" [0:53], the interviewer asks [1:01] "But, um, hasn't the population been going up?"

She's attempts a long red herring about how that might not be the case, in certain places, :rolleyes: and he's too
polite to follow up with the irrefutable reality that world population is of course, unambiguously rising...
 

Leifer

Senior Member.
The topics in the vids are discussed elsewhere in this forum, and is not really the point here.
I was impressed by the civil discussions, live, when each party is under the video "eye", so-to-speak.
 

Ray Von Geezer

Senior Member.
I watched a few of his vids when he posted them over on another FB page, and while they are very civil, I'd agree that he didn't really do much to counter the opinions of the people he was interviewing, he basically just set them off and let them talk. Consequently some of the videos got used to ridicule the people he spoke to, which I'm pretty sure wasn't his intention. Myles seems like a genuinely nice guy, said he'd met a lot of really nice people at the 2016 "march".

I think the thing I took out of these videos is that a lot of "chemtrail" believers are basically just people scared or concerned about something they don't understand, so they're easy prey for the fear porn and pseudoscience spread by the "chemtrail" leaders. That's something I'd lost sight of, because most of my experience of interaction has been seeing the censorship, misrepresentation and even outright lying from the "chemtrail gurus" and I've associated the followers with being part of that.

It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking they're all stupid for believing it and treating them unsympathetically. "Victims" is maybe a strong word, but it's the closest I can get to what a lot of these people are. These videos bring home that most of them are basically like people who've been taken in by a con-man, unwitting accomplices but not the ones running the scam.

Ray Von
 
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