Top 10 Most Embarrassing Political Interview Fails

  • Published on Apr 11, 2017
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    There have been more than a few political interview disasters that ruined careers - and many of them are some of the craziest events caught on camera. Whether it’s Richard Nixon being interviewed by David Frost, Jeremy Paxman grilling Michael Howard, or rugby player Mal Meninga getting cold feet and walking out of the studio, these are all examples of bad media interviews. WatchMojo counts down ten of the most embarrassing political interviews ever.
    If you want to see more Live TV FAILS, check out our videos on the Top 10 Craziest Events Caught Live on TV:, Another Top 10 Craziest Events Caught on Camera: and Top 10 Awkward Moments in Live TV:
    00:31 #10: Jaymes Diaz Forgets the 6 Point Plan (2013)
    01:04 #9: Michael Grimm Threatens NY1 Reporter (2014)
    02:23 #8: Michael Howard Grilled By Jeremy Paxman (1997)
    03:31 #7: Adam Boulton vs Alastair Campbell (2010)
    04:25 #6: David Frost Interviewing Richard Nixon (1977)
    05:20 #5: Diane Abbott Walks Off for a Phone Call (2012)
    06:16 #4: Mal Meninga’s 28 Second Career (2001)
    07:12 #3, #2 & #1 ????
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  • Potato Man
    Potato Man 3 days ago

    I want to hear them talk. NOT THE NARRATOR!!!

  • Yuvanesh Silvanathan
    Yuvanesh Silvanathan 2 months ago +1

    I left the video the instant I realized I had clicked Watch Mojo cos I know these fools are gonna just talk over everything.

  • Dark Witch
    Dark Witch 2 months ago

    what about Tony Abbott of Australia completely shutting down mid interview with journalist after they asked him about his disgraceful remarks about a death in afghanistan?

  • Scot Carr
    Scot Carr 2 months ago

    Goes back a few years, but the (in) famous 60 Minutes interview w/Ted Kennedy during his presidential campaign in the '70s is a classic. Especially the crucial-question meltdown trying to answer "why (he) wanted to be president". Only understood how horribly he botched it when I had studied US History I high school (mid-'80s) but the interview still does rank as one of the most cringe-worthy TV interviews ever.

  • rahul jadhav
    rahul jadhav 2 months ago

    No rahul Gandhi interview. I am expecting that.

  • Wasup Fool
    Wasup Fool 2 months ago

    What about the time Ann Colture argued with a Canadian Journalist that Canada fought beside America in the Vietnam war lol.

  • Nitin Kataria
    Nitin Kataria 3 months ago

    That black lady who said it in context of the Britons was 100 percent correct. If you don't believe me, read the history books where the British army and aristocracy created a policy to divide it's opponents under the 'divide and rule' policy. It's in the History books as well and is based on fact. But it is not the same in the US. The white people of US are cool.

  • Nitin Kataria
    Nitin Kataria 3 months ago

    If the Brits would have done it like 500 years ago, they must be ruling at least half of the world by now. But they chose to remain silent and rest is history.

  • Chris Creaser
    Chris Creaser 3 months ago

    - - - Besides Soros,Blair,etc,etc,Trouble Is ALL Caused by the Insane Left - wing Newsmedia in the world,Today!!.... :( *FFS Stop buying newspapers/watching the BBC (Boring,Brainwashing Corporation),listening to mainstream newsmedia!!.... :(

  • Celtic Echo
    Celtic Echo 4 months ago

    Alistair Campbell wasn’t just a journalist, he was also Tony Blair’s spin doctor.

  • etelot
    etelot 4 months ago

    where is Obama? He did many

  • macatac14
    macatac14 4 months ago

    Dianne Abbott is a fucking racist bitch and has no business being in politics .

  • MadMax382
    MadMax382 4 months ago

    Politics worldwide is a joke. But American politics? Fuck me...

  • Rivera
    Rivera 4 months ago

    I’d bang Palin though

  • Mr MEMé
    Mr MEMé 4 months ago

    If it hasn't got a Brain and can kick a football thoses Retarded Dumb Arse-traylians WILL Vote for itt ¡¡¡

  • Yumenga
    Yumenga 5 months ago

    "I'm buggered"

  • Colin Ward
    Colin Ward 5 months ago

    Load of Sh8T as usuall

  • Vloggetts
    Vloggetts 5 months ago +1

    What about the time Abacus Abbott justified the actions Mao Zedong on This Week? O.o

  • cell pat
    cell pat 5 months ago

    7:04 - "666 abc" the radio beast.

  • Walter White
    Walter White 5 months ago +1

    Akin is right

  • Erich Altekalt
    Erich Altekalt 5 months ago


  • Mytheroo
    Mytheroo 5 months ago

    "so you're saying we should be more like lobsters?" is the political interview fail of the century. That this video was too early for it makes this video utterly irrelevant.

  • Julian Birch
    Julian Birch 5 months ago

    Well, there's Gary Johnson's "What's a Leppo?" Didn't exactly sink him because you've got to be flying to be sunk, but it was still seriously embarrassing.

    X-MISMA-X 5 months ago

    Sarah Palin was such a hot Mess all she had to say was: NY TIMES, Washington Post even The Wasilla Express (I don't even know if that is a real paper) mImean jeeziz

  • Tina Schlobohm
    Tina Schlobohm 5 months ago +1

    There will be a National Library dedicated to Mr. Trump. Unfortunately.

  • Pulkit Nahata
    Pulkit Nahata 5 months ago

    Why is Rahul Gandhi not there?

  • ansahs ansah
    ansahs ansah 5 months ago

    Don't know anything about Diane (she might've been a terrible person and i don't care to google her) but her statement is true. Past and curruent times.
    Ok does who feel are blind to history, want to talk sh8? Ready, set, Go! I promise not to respond.

  • Krishna Jha
    Krishna Jha 5 months ago

    What about Rahul Gandhi?

  • The Amazing Gible
    The Amazing Gible 5 months ago +1

    Oh if this was made a week ago...

  • Awesome Bryan
    Awesome Bryan 5 months ago

    I hate the government their just a bunch of kuruped dumbasses!!!!

  • Lun Haolai
    Lun Haolai 5 months ago

    I just wish you shut your fuckjng mouth and play the video

  • Brian Glass
    Brian Glass 6 months ago

    Hey narrator, STFU so we can hear them make fools of themselves!!!

  • Goldenspirit Jones
    Goldenspirit Jones 6 months ago

    That ny dude threat reporter was wild

  • big FAT piece of SHIT COCKSUCKER

    I hope your cock is ripped right from your body in a bicycle accident!! 🚲

  • Chuck Bodi
    Chuck Bodi 6 months ago

    one democrat on the entire list and he's a local RI congressman, hmmmmm😂😂😂

    ANDY KERI 6 months ago

    6 : 6 = 1 1x0 = 1
    Stop confusing Us here Down Under

  • Well Rounded
    Well Rounded 6 months ago

    9:50 Are you fuckin kidding me? Who the hell would vote for that douchebag? It's as if someone took all the creeps from every movie and combined them into one big pile of shit!

  • Well Rounded
    Well Rounded 6 months ago

    Love it!

  • mjc 427
    mjc 427 6 months ago

    Michael Gerard Grimm a former republican congressman also a convicted felon, for 20 counts of fraud, federal tax evasion, and perjury, hiring illegal immigrants, and committing wire fraud". Surprise? This seams to be the norm if your a republican senator.

    CM ONHITME 6 months ago

    no clips, just narrator talking. avoid

  • Arya shakeeb
    Arya shakeeb 6 months ago


  • earthwolf82
    earthwolf82 6 months ago

    Nixon, one of the worlds biggest cunts.

  • Anthony Burn
    Anthony Burn 6 months ago

    Palin of course, a born moron, but Aitkin should be No.1, the first and last time a political candidate made me spit out actual coffee at their comments. "Legitimate Rape" indeed..

  • shigsho
    shigsho 7 months ago

    Obama saying he campaigned in 54 states. How about when he couldn't spell RESPECT at the Aretha tribute!

  • # dragon
    # dragon 7 months ago

    FAIL= Non stop female commentary. B-STFU! 😷

  • Daniel Ruiz
    Daniel Ruiz 7 months ago

    Sarah can see Russia from her house..can she be seen in a jar of olive oil, just asking...

  • Tachidín Jatmson
    Tachidín Jatmson 7 months ago

    Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter the most stupid women in the world, so cliche

  • Mac Dee
    Mac Dee 7 months ago

    I can see Russian from where I live, Newport Beach, CA. But only when its low tide.

  • RT Elkin
    RT Elkin 7 months ago

    let your subjects speak instead of merely paraphrasing them. this could be good, but it's only annoying as is.

  • cammo64
    cammo64 7 months ago +1

    What about every single one of Trump’s?

  • Fred Klein
    Fred Klein 7 months ago

    It's unfortunate people jumped on Todd Akin so much for his comments. Unwanted pregnancies exist, just as miscarriages exist. Since women mourn miscarried fetuses they wanted to give birth to, who is to say miscarriages could not stem from their emotional rejection of an unborn fetus?

  • Kevin Renner
    Kevin Renner 7 months ago

    What about Alexandria Alessio-Cortes? She's such a joke!

  • Brian Sheeran
    Brian Sheeran 7 months ago

    The narrator ruins it. We can't hear the interviews because she won't shut up.

  • Jono Newman
    Jono Newman 7 months ago +1

    Oh dear Diane

  • Jayson V
    Jayson V 7 months ago

    hahahhaahha OMG hahahah these fools

  • Chris Developer
    Chris Developer 7 months ago

    Diaz, the plan.. You should have just started to spew Hitler's 1000 year plan. Atleast you would have sounded like you knew the details of ... anybody's plan. Even though the 1000 year plan failed, you coulda followed it with a "tee hee" and everyone would have laughed and let you go.

  • felix coria
    felix coria 7 months ago

    too much voice over..............irritating.............

  • Joe Mama
    Joe Mama 7 months ago

    I think #1 should have been R. Budd Dwyer's last press conference.

  • littlewoodimp
    littlewoodimp 7 months ago

    Awww the good old days. When the summer holidays were longer, the sun shone brighter, the rain was warmer and snow days didn't shut entire countries down. Oh, and THESE exercises in ineptitude were regarded as scandals - some even bad enough to ruin someone's political career. Ahhh nostaligia.

  • HemingwayIGI
    HemingwayIGI 7 months ago

    "Kicking goals" is not a thing in rugby missus 😂

  • Dream Logic
    Dream Logic 7 months ago

    2:10 Wow, that Grimm is a horrifying thug.

  • Miles H
    Miles H 7 months ago

    Oh shut the fuck up already and let us listen to the interviews ffs!

  • hmdwgf
    hmdwgf 7 months ago

    Updated list:
    1. Trump at Trump Tower discussing Charlottesville in August '17
    2. Another Trump interview
    3. Another Trump interview
    4. Another Trump interview
    5. Another Trump interview
    6. Another Trump interview
    7. Another Trump interview
    8. Another Trump interview
    9. Another Trump interview
    10. Another Trump interview

  • Something Clever
    Something Clever 7 months ago

    How the fuck did they talk McCain into taking Palin as a running mate?! Lol

  • King Of Combat
    King Of Combat 7 months ago

    Aint gonna lie, I'd do Sarah Palin.

  • Tigre.De.Metal
    Tigre.De.Metal 7 months ago

    PLEASE, let #1 be ALEPPO Johnson!

  • giantgeoff
    giantgeoff 7 months ago

    Jack Kemp, Bill Bradley

  • UltimatumNo5
    UltimatumNo5 7 months ago

    Alaistair Campbell wasn’t a journalist, he was a former Labour party spun doctor, so obviously he would have preferred liberal democrats to form a coalition with labour as opposed to the conservatives, who as it turns out ruined the lib dem party and national interests.

  • Jacob Hoss
    Jacob Hoss 7 months ago

    WatchMojo is a Canadian site, and yet they didn't think to include Rob Ford's interview where he excused his crack smoking because he was blackout drunk at the time?

  • A guy called Lamont
    A guy called Lamont 7 months ago

    Palin was a HUUUGE blow to McCain

  • Simon Marchand
    Simon Marchand 7 months ago

    Need to redo this video with Jason Spencer! :p

  • Razar Campbell
    Razar Campbell 7 months ago

    I never liked George Bush, but there was one interview of his I LOVED!!! People always said of him that despite his inability to speak well in public, that he was an intelligent "man." I never believed it until his interview with a British reporter who also doubted his intelligence. I can't remember her name, but she did her absolute best to embarrass him and make him look like a fool, but she failed so badly that Bush made her look the idiot. Having said that, I can't believe Bush never made this list!

  • Jon Anderson
    Jon Anderson 7 months ago

    Hello, people at Mojo. Let us see the full clips, instead of talking them to death!!

  • Prasad Pandav
    Prasad Pandav 7 months ago

    You missed biggest blunder interview ever - Rahul Gandhi vs Arnab Goswami

  • Jack Spratt
    Jack Spratt 7 months ago

    I dont care how many fails S Palin has she can sit on my face anytime

  • tenacious645
    tenacious645 8 months ago

    Damn, I was sure Bud Dwyer would be on the list.

  • Ballpark Comics
    Ballpark Comics 8 months ago

    McCain was a weak candidate; if anything, Palin beefed up his ticket.

  • warwickwas
    warwickwas 8 months ago

    6:32 Mal Meninga is a Rugby LEAGUE player, not rugby. That's like calling Baseball - Softball!

  • Lindy Johnson
    Lindy Johnson 8 months ago

    I see nothing wrong with saying legitimate rape. I have heard so many women make false claims for attention... His Word chose was spot on... Granted I couldn't tell what he was saying about it rejecting a baby in a rape because the voice over kept talking instead of letting me hear what he said. It's as almost you want to tell me what to think without hearing it myself.

  • Lindy Johnson
    Lindy Johnson 8 months ago

    The 666 ABC in the background.... Says it all

  • Peter Piper
    Peter Piper 8 months ago

    They need to get someone to do the voice-overs who has a more pleasant voice.

  • Issac Oshen
    Issac Oshen 8 months ago +1

    This list could easily be filled up with all trump. This whole presidency is a embarrassment

  • Emmanuel zepernick
    Emmanuel zepernick 8 months ago


  • Emmanuel zepernick
    Emmanuel zepernick 8 months ago +1


  • Siddhartha Sharma
    Siddhartha Sharma 8 months ago

    I wish this woman shut the fuck up!

  • matthew C
    matthew C 8 months ago


  • Jeremy
    Jeremy 8 months ago

    Nothing was ever worse than that Palin one. There might have been weirder ones with less important candidates but they can't compare to all of American getting to see that the vice presidential candidate couldn't even name a single newspaper.

  • Conrad Shaw
    Conrad Shaw 8 months ago

    Just show the clips and stop talking! Why would we want you to just explain them all to us? We can see with our eyes and hear with our ears.

  • Sigler Jorge
    Sigler Jorge 8 months ago


  • RoadKillzine
    RoadKillzine 8 months ago

    In terms of Diane Abbott she can't not handle the pressure, she's just an idiot

  • D to the J
    D to the J 8 months ago +1

    Trump will knock all these off once they redo this

  • Donne Donneperth
    Donne Donneperth 8 months ago

    Would have been good to listen to the actual politicians and not the tedious voice over. Why again do you want people to subscribe?

  • Paolo G
    Paolo G 8 months ago

    You missed Pauline Hanson's "Please explain" episode ,where she does not understand what xenophobic means.
    For those viewers that do not know who Pauline Hanson is,she is the leader of an Australian racist political party.

  • Nath Henn
    Nath Henn 8 months ago

    No Hilary and the Hot sauce remark?

  • C Town
    C Town 8 months ago

    where is the great Toronto mayor Rob Ford?

  • Humberto Flores
    Humberto Flores 8 months ago

    Throw you off the balcony?? Got violence?

  • Dak Lamerbusch
    Dak Lamerbusch 8 months ago

    Sorry, but let me just fantasize about Katie and Sarah together for a minute . . .

  • T Toughtask
    T Toughtask 8 months ago

    McCain should be shot for giving us Palin

  • QueenOfUnimatrixZero
    QueenOfUnimatrixZero 8 months ago

    Every country has the political clowns it deserves.

  • Sam Marks
    Sam Marks 8 months ago

    THIS IS SHIT!!!!!!!!!!