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empty chair interview
 n.— «Before Gross could read it to him for his reaction, O’Reilly ended the interview and walked out of the studio. She read the quote anyway. That was wrong. O’Reilly was not there to respond. It’s known in broadcasting as the “empty chair” interview, and it is considered an unethical technique and should not be used on NPR» —“Gross vs. O” by Jeffrey A. Dvorkin NPR Oct. 15, 2003. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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