Doing things differently… some of the time
Writing about web page http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2009/01/27/intv.obama.arabiya.alarabiya
President Obama is certainly doing things differently. His first broadcast interview was with Dubai-based Al-Arabiya, one of the most watched TV channels in the Middle East.
Watching it though, there were a few parallels with the past.
He often listens to a question, and begins his answer with “Well what I think is important is this…”
Mr Obama’s message to the Muslim world is that America’s now listening.
As an interviewee, not so much.