There may be few things in life less satisfying than falling backwards onto a bed of Panna Cotta. Not that I’ve done it but it seems like something that would be ultimately pointless and vaguely unsettling.
I have the same feeling about the panel shows on television or radio where politicians of differing parties (or their surrogates) are asked to speak about the issues of the day.
Like bowling in cricket, there is no one right way to conduct a political interview. It depends on who you are interviewing, what the prevailing topics are, the situation you are in and the time you have.
"There’s not that much new about the policy reform process. The thing is, it doesn’t work if you don’t do it." - Seven bits of random free advice to the next Government.