Palin's upcoming interview with ABC is BS

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    Sep 08, 2008 6:54 PM GMT
    Grow a pair, Charlie.

    Source ArticleFor a political journalist to agree to such terms amounts to a form of self-gelding.




    I'm ready for my interview, Mr. Gibson. Here is your list of questions.
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    Sep 08, 2008 9:54 PM GMT
    Two words: George Orwell.
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    Sep 08, 2008 10:01 PM GMT
    It'll work like a charm. The majority of Americans are just stupid enough, and if it's on TV, it must be real, even if all it is is advertising.
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    Sep 08, 2008 10:19 PM GMT
    Mooo.
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    Sep 08, 2008 10:37 PM GMT
    As long as there are no rules about what ABC can and cannot ask... then I'm fine it. If the campaign imposes any sort of restrictions, I'd say forget it.
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    Sep 08, 2008 10:37 PM GMT
    Unless I misread the article. . . I'm not as alarmed as the rest of you.

    One part of the article says:

    Political interviews are never done like this. Because it makes the questioning entirely at the discretion of the person being interviewed and their handlers.

    The writer is completely wrong. First, if a profile on someone is lengthy enough, it's not that unusual to do it in multiple locations over a couple of days, or even many days. That in itself does not compromise journalistic integrity. Nor does it mean the interviewer will soften his questions. Why would it?

    Check out the very recent hour-long profiles on Obama and McCain by CNN (aired once again last night). Those interviews were done in multiple locations and probably over many days, if not weeks.

    If she bails, she's going to look foolish. Anyone at this level knows they're going to get difficult questions at some point. I can tell you her handlers have pretty much anticipated everything that Charlie Gibson will ask. By now, she's well-prepped.

    Also: There was a suggestion in one of the posts that Palin would be approving or even submitting questions to Gibson for the interview. Again, unless I missed something, the article didn't mention such an arrangement. Now THAT would be an enormous lapse in journalistic ethics. And I don't think ABC News is that stupid.







  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 08, 2008 11:47 PM GMT
    I don't know if I can even sit down and listen to the right wing Palin woman.
    I'd need to prepare myself and make sure its approached the right way
    and I don't end up yelling at the TV... LOL
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    Sep 08, 2008 11:55 PM GMT
    As an Independent, I feel i am constantly defending conservatives to some of my more Left wing friends who I feel over-villainize them.

    But this bitch is almost in Ann Coulter territory! I cant imagine that shes not going to say anything that wont make me hate her more than I already do. And thats a LOT.

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    Sep 08, 2008 11:59 PM GMT
    Will it be a pre-scripted interview? Yes. Will it portray her in the best possible light in attempt to sway undecided and/or upset female voters? Sure. Is it good television and will it attract tons of viewers? Absolutely. The viewing public loves potential train-wrecks...and this one is just waiting to be derailed. Unfortunately, this is likely to be an interview exclusively for ratings and not as an expose. If anyone will open the Oz curtain on this one it will be Oprah!
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    Sep 08, 2008 11:59 PM GMT
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    Id rather fuck Peggy Hill...

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    Sep 09, 2008 12:01 AM GMT
    She looks like a teacher. And hockey mom.
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    Sep 09, 2008 1:12 AM GMT
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    Id rather fuck Peggy Hill...

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    She's just a (hand) puppet MILF. Sex sells. Intelligence is a weakness. GOP wins. Just watch.

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    Sep 09, 2008 1:37 AM GMT
    Two more words: Planet Hollywood.
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    Sep 09, 2008 1:48 AM GMT
    I'll give ya two words...



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    Sep 09, 2008 1:56 AM GMT
    How can she not do well? It's already obvious that she's completely comfortable lying. Charlie Gibson, the most predictable softball pitcher in the punditry league, has announced that he's not asking any "personal" questions and he certainly won't call her out on her lies. I have no doubt she'll do exceedingly well.
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    Sep 09, 2008 2:00 AM GMT
    i'm afraid of this woman. i really am. particularly b/c mccain is the oldest person to run for the office and could conceivably die in the middle of his term (if we're unfortunate enough to see him elected at all).
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    Sep 09, 2008 2:01 AM GMT
    I miss Tim Russert
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    Sep 09, 2008 2:25 AM GMT
    1969er saidI miss Tim Russert

    Why? Russert was the talking head the Bushies thought they had the most control over:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/25/AR2007012501951.html
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    Sep 09, 2008 2:26 AM GMT
    chitown_mofo saidAs an Independent, I feel i am constantly defending conservatives to some of my more Left wing friends who I feel over-villainize them.


    How exactly is it possible to over-villainize them?
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    Sep 09, 2008 2:29 AM GMT
    dancerjack saidi'm afraid of this woman. i really am. particularly b/c mccain is the oldest person to run for the office and could conceivably die in the middle of his term (if we're unfortunate enough to see him elected at all).

    I feel certain Sarah will poison him, don't you?
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    Sep 09, 2008 2:38 AM GMT
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    1969er saidI miss Tim Russert

    Why? Russert was the talking head the Bushies thought they had the most control over:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/25/AR2007012501951.html

    Naw--derrived from the title? It said later they thought MTP would make them appear "...to be too defensive".
    I think Tim would have been licking his chops for the opportunity to break her cherry, so to speak. It would have been considered perfunctory for her to sit down with him and I don't think he would have been easier.
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    Sep 09, 2008 2:40 AM GMT
    I never personally understood the veneration of Tim Russert. He spent 8 years lobbing softballs at the Bush Crime Syndicate.
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    Sep 09, 2008 2:52 AM GMT
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  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 09, 2008 2:53 AM GMT
    1969er saidI miss Tim Russert


    I do too, I've wondered how he would characterize this Palin woman.
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    Sep 09, 2008 3:32 AM GMT
    jprichva saidI never personally understood the veneration of Tim Russert. He spent 8 years lobbing softballs at the Bush Crime Syndicate.


    Apparently, you and I saw a different Russert. One of my favorite quotes from the king o' the press corps during the Lewis Libby trial:

    Russert: “When I talk to senior government officials on the phone, it’s my own policy — our conversations are confidential. If I want to use anything from that conversation, then I will ask permission” –Tim Russert, under oath at the Lewis Libby trial, citing the textbook function of a government propagandist to explain his role as a “journalist.”

    Can you imagine a "journalist" who regards EVERYTHING he's told by government officials as confidential? That is completely the opposite of a good journalist's approach.

    Look up Bill Moyers' interview with Russert in his program about the press corps. The moment Moyers corners him, he starts the usual crying about just being a blue collar boy from Buffalo. It's a lot like George Bush claiming to be a good ole boy from Texas.

    1969: I don't follow your refutation. Here is the quote:

    I suggested we put the vice president on 'Meet the Press,' which was a tactic we often used. It's our best format," as it allows us to "control the message
    --Cheney media aide Cathie Martin, under oath at the Libby trial, making clear how well Russert fulfills his function.

    Whether in a particular incident they decided ultimately not to do that, it's quite clear that was ordinary policy.

    (Edit: quotes from Glenn Greenwald)