Skip to comments.The Nerve Of ABC
Posted on 04/17/2008 5:40:03 PM PDT by Kaslin
The Debate: The mainstream media were taken aback by some of the questions asked of Barack Obama at the ABC-run debate in Philadelphia. We, on the other hand, were pleasantly surprised.
But when that went nowhere (Obama said such talk was "premature"), Gibson got down to business by asking about the front-runner's comments about small-town folks' "clinging" to God and guns out of bitterness and frustration.
Our interest was piqued. Sure, we'd heard a lot about this "gaffe." But as we acquaint ourselves with the man who could be the next president, we were interested in knowing more. And we suspect other viewers were, too.
Many commentators, however, thought "Bittergate" and other topics, such as Obama's 20-year relationship with an America-hating preacher, his friendship with an unrepentant '60s terrorist and his reluctance to wear a U.S. flag on his lapel, were a waste.
"Cringe-worthy . . . trivial pursuit" is how Time magazine's Michael Grunwald put it. "A tawdry affair," added Peter Canellos of the Boston Globe. And TV critic Tom Shales of the Washington Post . . . well, he was downright apoplectic.
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I actually watched part of the debate because I was hoping that they’d just go ape on each other. I was actually impressed by the actual quality of the questions asked by Gibson. Many were questions I would have asked them, and they didn’t handle them very well. Obama worse than Hillary, but both bad.
Gibson actually got a few respect points from me. Finally doing a real journalist’s job. I am not in any way holding my breath it will continue, but it was nice to see dems given direct hard and real questions (even though they dodged them).
And I know my perception of Gibson being more of a fair unbiased questioner is true because of all the libs today whining about how bad ABC was in this debate.
For the first time - ever - I actually have respect for the MSM. Perhaps they sense the upcoming cliff and want some credibility parachutes before the big dive. Gads, some of these video journalists may have intelligence after all.
“For the first time - ever - I actually have respect for the MSM. Perhaps they sense the upcoming cliff and want some credibility parachutes before the big dive. Gads, some of these video journalists may have intelligence after all.”
I have NO respect for the MSM.
The MSM just wanted these questions out of the way. They have now be answered..case closed and on to pillory McCaine with questions that will never go away.
No MSM type will ask them again..or dwell any more on the subjects. Any voter who gets thru the screen and asks..will be answered with..we’ve been thru all that before..next question.
They are probably High Fiven in the Osbama camp..they know they are dead issues.
What exactly is wrong with her grammer? Her statement in your quotes is gramatically correct. Rule of thumb: Take out the other subject and see if it sounds right.
“Barak and I” may sound better at first, but take out the “barak” and it doesn’t work.
Yest, but it should be stated as "Barak and me" not "Me and Barak."
Perhaps the news media will get to the point where it actually does some investigative journalism on these two. I’m hopeful, but not optimistic.
hmm....hmmm...two scientists ruminating....
so...um...how do we investigate these two cowpies ?
Her actual quote was “So let me give you a better sense of who me and Barack are and why we’re doing this,” she said.
He just hates whites. He can't stand that he is half white and hates his white family. He went to any Ivy League school where they learn to hate whites.