Hot off the press, with almost no YouTube views, we have a six-minute interview that Richard gave yesterday to the BBC’s “Sunday Morning Live” (the interviewer isn’t named). This is his first real appearance, beyond his videotaped Reason Rally speech, on a televised interview. Considering his stroke, he seems to be doing very well despite, as he admits, a slight tiredness in his voice (he’s also lost his ability to sing).
I doubt there is much that those who follow Richard will learn from this, but it’s still worth watching for as least one thing. At 5 minutes in, the interviewer seems to become a bit insensitive, not only asking him about his mortality and what he thinks lies beyond the grave (the answer should be clear), but then asking him if he’s changed his mind about that (the answer is equally clear). She seems to be probing, à la Larry Alex Taunton, whether Richard might be flirting with God after his stroke.
I doubt that an interviewer would ask the same question to, say, the Archbishop of Canterbury. “So, Archbishop Welby, have you considered the possibility that you’re dead wrong about your faith, and that when you die, well, that’s all, folks?”
Note Richard’s different-colored socks. I’m trying to find out what’s up with that.