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Ben Cousins Interview

kyuss

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Two things standing out to me so far.

1. Poor Cousins still swims in a river of denial.

2. Basil Zempilas is a terrible interviewer.
Spot on, on both points!

every question Basil asks is basically "you've fallen a long way, haven't you?"
 

ILUVDISCO

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Oct 20, 2009
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Yep & Yep.
Unfortunately this poor bastard is destined to die from this addiction.
This could possibly be the most pointless interview ever, there is no redemption story, no taking responsibility, just putting him in awkward situations with blokes he doesn't know and old news footage
 

Rfc4Ever

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Oct 5, 2007
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Waste of an hour really, nothing new and didn't answer the tough questions.
Good reminder for some though.
 

Punt n Brunton

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Sep 17, 2003
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Terrible interviews, shocking production. Channel 7 just handing over money so Ben can have his next hit. Cousins is on the road to nowhere still and Channel 7 just exploited him for cheap ratings.
 
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zippadeee

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Oct 8, 2004
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Good learning lesson.
It doesn't matter who you are and where you are.
addiction can bring you to your knee's.
im in the minority, i thought Basil was good with his questioning, pity Ben wasnt drawn to answer them.
 
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aoc1974

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Feel terrible for his family and his kids..... has some serious angst for his former partner. Sadly, he doesn't appear very remorseful for just about anything.
 

The Big Richo

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im in the minority, i thought Basil was good with his questioning, pity Ben wasnt drawn to answer them.
I thought his questions were ok as well but his ability to push for an actual answer was non-existent. The only time he did he got the best answer of the show.

I thought he was starstruck by Cousins, even the positioning of sitting next to him on the couch was weird.
 
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Tigers of Old

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Jul 26, 2004
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I didn't watch it. Enough sadness out there already than to go down that well worn path again.
 
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craig

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Aug 19, 2004
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Two things standing out to me so far.

1. Poor Cousins still swims in a river of denial.

2. Basil Zempilas is a terrible interviewer.
Denial is the river that most drug addicts and alcoholics especially higher functioning ones swim in.

They become masters of deflection, , excuse making, blame, lying, scheming, to initially conceal and then the need ultimatelly feed the addiction.
 

craig

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Aug 19, 2004
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Benny is the guy who had it all and pissed it all down the drain ...................literally after his liver had processed it and his kidneys excreted it.
 

St Kevin

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Apr 1, 2014
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Absolute garbage from Channel 7, but one thing is clear. Ben has lost everything, and still hasn't gone to self-honesty to recognise he has a crippling addiction.

This is a man who has lost his career, reputation, family, partner and kids for the glass barbie. He has no job, no house, no prospects, in and out of jail. And he had ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING.

He's not going to change. He's going to die an addict. I just hope no one else gets taken with him.