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March 24th, 2006 (03:32 pm)

Reason #643 Why I Don’t Like Terry Gross:

A few days ago I was listening to an interview she did with Peter Dinklage. I’ve been interested in him since I saw The Station Agent, and I’ve heard bits and pieces about other roles and plays he’s done around NYC. There's lots I'd like to learn about him. TG interviewed him at length on the release of his latest film, Find Me Guilty, and what did she talk about? His being a dwarf. Now don’t get me wrong – it’s relevant to his work, and how he’s progressed because of / despite his physical realities and whatever prejudices he’s run into. HOWEVER - the man is pretty interesting just for the things he's done, but you wouldn’t know it from TG’s interview. For her, he was Dwarf of the Day.

She’s done this before. A few years ago, she interviewed an aging rocker (don’t remember who, because I keep thinking of the infamous Gene Simmons interview and I don’t think that he was the one). She started out by saying that his drug use was a long time ago, and then went on for several minutes about his drug use. The drugs influenced his career, but it's been twenty years and there have been a few other things the guy has done.

Terri - enough with the shock value already. You're not running People Magazine.