What do you call those fake interviews which are conducted according to a specific script, perhaps, against your honest beliefs?

  • I think you need to be a little clearer, perhaps provide examples of what you're talking about. As your question stands, it's likely to be closed as "not clear what you're asking." – Robusto Nov 10 '14 at 15:28
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    Wouldn't that be a scripted (or perhaps pre-scripted) interview? (I've heard "scripted interview" numerous times.) – Hot Licks Mar 23 '16 at 12:37
  • @Mari-LouA, fixed. – nhtrnm Mar 24 '16 at 20:09

You probably mean a fixed interview:

  • arranged in advance privately or dishonestly: a fixed race.

Referring specifically to a script; scripted, written as for a film or a play:

India TV journalist quits over ‘scripted’ Modi interview -

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Sounds like a canned interview, to me.

Adjective: canned kand

  1. Recorded for broadcast

    "canned laughter";

    • transcribed

-- WordWeb Online

There is often a connotation of falseness for something that is canned in the sense of recorded: it is not live and does not seem natural. Canned laughter, which is the example given here by the first definition of canned, is often considered phony.

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  • Can you explain your answer in this context? The only definitions of canned that I could find did not seem relevant. – ThunderGuppy Jul 19 '16 at 18:04
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    @ThunderGuppy: Done. It is the first meaning given in the reference I posted. – Drew Jul 19 '16 at 18:15

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