In media parlance, “exclusive” means, merely, that the interviewee wasn’t speaking to anyone else while he was speaking to me.
Since his release on bail, Kanhaiya Kumar has figured in more exclusives than I can count — interviews in both print and on television where he essentially says the same things in almost the same words.
Not his fault, really — he is responding to the questions asked of him. And when all the effort is to “get” the interview, and very little time and mental energy is spent on what to ask him when you get him, the questions tend to be stultifyingly similar.
Someone should drop a word in that young man’s ear, tell him of the danger of over-exposure.