Saturday, September 13, 2008

Gibson's Media Bias and Interview differences with Obama/Palin

First from 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 PakistanIs America fighting a holy war? [misquoted Palin]

Questions Gibson asked Edwards in 2004 (less experience than Palin): (from Newsbusters)
GIBSON: You speak with such equanimity this morning. Didn’t they make you mad last night?
Edwards: (long useless answer)
Gibson: But were you mad?

Liberal icon, and former San Francisco Mayor, Willie Brown:
Heck, even I didn’t know what the Bush Doctrine was when Charlie Gibson asked her about it the other night on her first national TV interview.
-- PoliPundit

We believe tough questions should be asked of ANY candidate, but why isn't Obama being asked about Ayers, Wright, his lack of experience, his comments about making him an instrument of G-d (that old religion question again...), etc. Fair is Fair and Gibson is not Fair or balanced.