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14 March 2013updated 22 Oct 2020 3:55pm

Watch what happens when an ECB banker meets an old school journalist

Left speechless.

By New Statesman

Here’s an excellent clip via upworthy.com – an old school irish journalist repeatedly foils an ECB banker’s attempts to dodge his questions, leaving the banker eventually speechless. Watch out for his highly skilled battle with the chair at 1.40 as she attempts to move on to another questioner:

“We have a tradition in Irish journalism that we pursue issues and that when somebody doesn’t answer a question we follow through on it, and I hope that tradition will be respected.”

Hurray!

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