Saturday, September 13, 2008

Gibson Demonstrated to be a Total Two-Faced Hypocrite

Ed Morrissey quotes The Anchoress to show just what a go-fer stockboy Gibson was in his interviews with Barack Obama, whom he threw a bunch of billets doux and air kisses compared to his barely civil interrogation of Sarah Palin [marred by his own misinterpretaion of and outright distorting of a couple of gotcha questions.] Here's the comparison: [h/t: The Anchoress]

Obama interview:

How does it feel to break a glass ceiling?
How does it feel to “win”?
How does your family feel about your “winning” breaking a glass ceiling?
Who will be your VP?
Should you choose Hillary Clinton as VP?
Will you accept public finance?
What issues is your campaign about?
Will you visit Iraq?
Will you debate McCain at a town hall?
What did you think of your competitor’s [Clinton] speech?

Palin interview:
-Do you have enough qualifications for the job you’re seeking? Specifically have you visited foreign countries and met foreign leaders?
-Aren’t you conceited to be seeking this high level job?
Questions about foreign policy
-territorial integrity of Georgia
-allowing Georgia and Ukraine to be members of NATO
-NATO treaty
-Iranian nuclear threat
-what to do if Israel attacks Iran
-Al Qaeda motivations
-the Bush Doctrine
-attacking terrorists harbored by Pakistan
-Is America fighting a holy war? [misquoted Palin]

I'd like to see the Golden One's answer on public financing [which he often said he would accept, until he flipped & decided to raise his own campaign cache---not that changing his "mind" seems to bother any of his DNC affiliates in the MSM. Or the town hall answer, which the unaccountable Oprah protege probably dodged with his usual hemming & hawing.

Of course, Gibson had an insufferable patronizing air during the Palin interview which demonstrated the media elite's disdain for people who actually worked with their hands [first mate on her husband's fishing boat] or had a small business [she licensed a consulting firm before running for mayor.]

Somehow, the MSM seems to think that being a lawyer and passing the bar exempts candidates [like John Edwards] from tough questions. The flagrante delicto $400 haircut VP was cosseted and verbally fondled by Gibson in '04:
Newsbusters, meanwhile, has Gibson’s interview with John Edwards in 2004 after being selected as John Kerry’s running mate. Edwards had less than a full term in the Senate as his entire political background, and no foreign-policy, military, or executive experience at all. Yet Gibson didn’t press Edwards on these points at all. In fact, the entire interview consisted of a hard-hitting interrogation … on how mean Republicans are:

GIBSON: You speak with such equanimity this morning. Didn’t they make you mad last night?

EDWARDS: Oh, I thought they were over the top, completely over the top. And, and actually what bothered me more than anything was in the midst of -I mean, there was, if you, if you got up and went to your refrigerator to get a Diet Coke, you would -you would miss everything Dick Cheney had to say about health care and everything he had to say about jobs. I mean, this is the first, we’ve had 11 straight presidents in this country, Charlie, who have created jobs. This is, until George Bush. You know, we’ve got all these folks who are having trouble with their health care premiums going up, 26, 27 hundred dollars, and what do they have to say about it? Nothing. I mean, don’t people deserve to know from their president and vice president what it is they’ve done and what it is they’re going to do? And instead, all we hear is a lot of rhetoric about, about their opponent. I mean, I just think leaders in this country, the American people deserve leaders who are better than that and do better than that.

GIBSON: Did you get mad, though?

EDWARDS: Oh, yeah. I was, I was, especially about the personal attacks against John Kerry, because they’re false. I know this guy and I know what he’s made of inside and he’s ready to lead this country.

"Angry" would have been the better term, as John Hair-and-Makeup was mad about Rielle [oops, that came later!]

Newsbusters is one of my daily reads and keeps the fire to the feet of the fawning obsequious pandering the MSM does to all Democrats on an hourly basis. Accountability is something only Repubs need to worry about.

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