Monday, September 15, 2008

ABC Palin/Gibson Interviews heavily edited

We finally watched the 20/20 interview we had recorded. I thought Sarah did pretty good, but the editing was choppy. What was cut out? From Little Green Footballs:

ABC News Hid Important Parts of Palin Interview
It won’t come as a surprise to LGF readers, but Charlie Gibson’s interview with Sarah Palin was heavily edited by ABC News to make Palin appear more hawkish and less knowledgeable. Mark Levin has the complete transcript, and what ABC News tried to pull here is a textbook example of media malfeasance: Gibson Interview.

Also see: ABC News Edited Out Key Parts of Sarah Palin Interview.

The interview was so egregiously biased, even UPI is calling out ABC News for their blatant double standards: ABC’s Gibson grilled Palin hard, but it may backfire. [...]

I have taken issue with the way her quotes were chopped up and taken out of context and thrown back at her as questions. Not good journalism. But for all the unfairness, I think she held up well; at least no one can accuse Gibson of giving her a "softball" interview. She has demonstrated that she can handle the grilling and defend herself.

Perhaps Gibson should try his hardball technique with Obama. This was on Nealz Nuze today:

This is an interesting look at the differences between Charlie Gibson's interview with Sarah Palin compared to his interview with Barack Obama. 

Take a look at the questions

Indeed. Palin supporters aren't upset that she is being asked questions. Obviously she MUST be asked questions, and tough and relevant ones, too. What we're bothered by is the mainstream media's political bias and it's resulting inconsistency, double standards, and at times, dishonesty.

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