It is he asks questions framed by the "other side". He asks the same thing several ways to highlight the information, he makes sure the reader understands that this gentleman is a Republican.
It's kind of crazy. I spoke to a neighbor today who right away espoused all the "Obamacare" talking points but the deeper we got into the discussion the more we agreed about how broken the Health industry is and that it does need reform. It also scares me the way "guns" are showing up at these demonstrations and meetings. If there's a body count attached to all this it will be a real tragedy.