I hear it all the time. It used to happen only rarely and only just on news programs, but now it seems to be an accepted manner of self-expression, and I hear it everywhere I go: someone’s speaking and suddenly s/he launches into the dreaded Self Interview.
Do I hate it when someone starts asking themselves questions, and immediately answering them?
Yes I do.
Is it simultaneously self-serving and pedantic, assuming that the listener is either incapable or too slow to analyze the speakers thoughts?
Yes it is.
Do I stop listening the moment it occurs?