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Paxman

Jeremy (Dickson). born 1950, British journalist, broadcaster, and author, noted esp for his political interviews
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He could not have take another 15 minutes of Paxman roasting but with the audience questioning, Cameron only felt the heat of an electric blanket.
Lee Waters, the director of the Institute of Welsh Affairs and former chief political correspondent for ITV Wales, reckons Mr Paxman should have quit "a few years ago" and argues that his dominance of political journalism had a negative effect on the younger generation of journalists.
Comedian Brand, 38, told Paxman, 63, that he had never voted because of the "absolute indifference and weariness and exhaustion from the lies, treachery and deceit of the political class" in a Newsnight interview which became a YouTube sensation after it was broadcast last month.
Armstrong, 43, originally from Rothbury, Northuimberland, suggested that when it came to his role as a quiz show host he had not been inspired by University Challenge presenter Paxman, 63.
As someone working in the media, I looked up to Paxman - he appeared principled, stubborn and prepared to break with convention, regardless of his scrutinised position as host of BBC's current affairs flagship.
The condescending Paxman, probably expecting an easy interview, was left almost speechless as Dr ap Gwilym turned the tables with his argument over Plaid's call for Wales to receive more cash.
Tory leader David Cameron has yet to accept an invite to take part in a series of half-hour BBC Panorama specials with Paxman.
The 19-year-old, who lives near Hampstead, north west London, and studies natural sciences, became an internet star after an exchange with Paxman in an earlier round.
During the interview, after Mr Johnson's speech to the Tory party conference in Manchester, it is reported that the London Mayor demanded "five or six times" that Mr Paxman reveal his salary.
"If the Prince felt that number five was too runny, he could knock the top off number six or seven," Paxman writes in the book, On Royalty.
Mr Paxman replied: 'What on earth are you talking about?
Highlights include Michael Howerd reliving his grilling when Paxman asked him the same question 14 times, another chance to see Peter Snow's Gulf War sandpit and discussion of BSE with Dolly the cow.