Avoiding the Trap of a “Probe” Question

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In this video, Predictive Media Network anchor Russ Rhea talks about how to deal with one of the most dangerous question types in a media interview or any time you’re facing questions where someone is trying to put you on the spot.

“Push/probe” are designed to trap the spokesperson such as “Yes or no?” “True or false?” or “The critics are right, aren’t they?” In our research of thousands of media interviews, the odds of being asked a “push/probe” question are more than 30%.