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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Senator Obama Dislikes Tough Questions

He was not the focus of the interview. Senator Joe Biden was, and Senator Obama was apparently not happy with the line of questioning in the interview given by WFTV-Channel 9's Barbara West. Allah @ Hot Air has the video. Hal Boedeker @ the Orlando Sentinel's blog has the synopsis, and the resulting fallout:

WFTV-Channel 9's Barbara West conducted a satellite interview with Sen. Joe Biden on Thursday. A friend says it's some of the best entertainment he's seen recently. What do you think?

West wondered about Sen. Barack Obama's comment, to Joe the Plumber, about spreading the wealth. She quoted Karl Marx and asked how Obama isn't being a Marxist with the "spreading the wealth" comment.

"Are you joking?" said Biden, who is Obama's running mate. "No," West said.

West later asked Biden about his comments that Obama could be tested early on as president. She wondered if the Delaware senator was saying America's days as the world's leading power were over.

"I don't know who's writing your questions," Biden shot back.

Biden so disliked West's line of questioning that the Obama campaign canceled a WFTV interview with Jill Biden, the candidate's wife.

"This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election," wrote Laura K. McGinnis, Central Florida communications director for the Obama campaign.

McGinnis said the Biden cancellation was "a result of her husband's experience yesterday during the satellite interview with Barbara West."

WFTV news director Bob Jordan said, "When you get a shot to ask these candidates, you want to make the most of it. They usually give you five minutes."

Jordan said political campaigns in general pick and choose the stations they like. And stations often pose softball questions during the satellite interviews.

"Mr. Biden didn't like the questions," Jordan said. "We choose not to ask softball questions."

Jordan added, "I'm crying foul on this one."

((GASP)) A media outlet that did not throw softball questions? No wonder why Senator Obama was upset and ceased any further interviews with those connected to his campaign. See this is what is truly asinine about his campaign. He wants the softballs. He wants the Chris "Tingles" Matthews fawning, and he dislikes hard questions that might make him, his running mate, his surrogates, or his campaign look bad. And when this happens his lesser surrogates throw a hissy fit, and spin the lies perpetuated by Senator Biden because, God forbid, they might be handed a tough question that paints them in a corner.

This is a clear example of the bias int he mainstream media this year. Sarah Palin turns in two shaky interviews with Charles Gibson (doing a poor William F. Buckley impersonation) and Katie Couric, and the Left goes wild about how bad she was. When we raise a stink over the interview, they tell us to be quiet because, in their opinion, the interview was fair.

Joe Biden has an interview where he is asked tough questions -- questions that should be asked by the media -- and the Obama campaign and the moonbats in his corner cry foul.

The pundits on talk radio are correct. We are currently witnessing the death of the mainstream media this year as they set aside their ethics, and engage in full electioneering mode to get their man elected to the White House.

This is a sad testament to the media, and it reinforces the point that many of us reached a decade a go. The media cannot be trusted to report the news any longer because they do not know how to. They have been in the tank for liberal ideas too long to be considered "fair" and "objective" anymore.

Marcie

1 Comments:

Blogger David M said...

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October 27, 2008 at 10:05 AM  

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