Originally Posted by mer
Sobchak isn't that bad usually and she's intelligent woman but sometimes she looks like a complete fool. In this itw she tried to drag them down to her own old self level of a showbiz girl. She suddenly turned from a serious journalist into a tabloid reporter. I don't know if she really doesn't understand that they are like from different planet.
p.s. btw though Sobchak is in opposition now she's not exactly anti-Putin, considering her family history. She's even rumoured to be Putin's god-daughter
Yes, "anti-Putin" is probably the wrong word. Anyway, Sobchak has always struck me as reasonably intelligent, which is why I thought she must have pitched her questions at that level on purpose. If her agenda was to make herself look trivial, she succeeded.
In case anyone interested, here's a video
and partial transcription
of Alekhina's and Tolokonnikova's press conference in the TV Rain studio yesterday (Friday 27 Dec), via the Radio Liberty website. Alternative transcription