Skip to comments.Barbara West Interviews Joe Biden (Must See Video; Biden Shocked, Asked if Obama Plan is Marxism)
Posted on 10/24/2008 8:43:03 PM PDT by kristinn
Florida TV reporter Barbara West asked hard hitting questions of Joe Biden in an interview broadcast yesterday.
Biden was shocked when asked if Obama's spread the wealth plan was Marxist.
The four minute interview was not the typical softball CNN-MSNBC-ABC-CBS-NYT-LAT-WAPO-AP questions.
The Orlando Sentinel reports the Obama campaign was furious at West and called her "unprofessional" and "combative".
Biden also specifically denied Obama's plan was to "spread the wealth," a direct contradiction of what Obama famously told Joe the Plumber.
Click the source link to view the video. Popcorn and your favorite beverage highly recommended to enhance your viewing pleasure.
What, an actual journalist, doing what journalists supposedly do to earn their living?!! Will wonders never cease.
We will be reading about the skeletons in Ms. West’s closet (real or imagined) in tomorrow’s news.
He was insulted, then talked about spreading the wealth around.
Biden is Obama’s running mate, but apparently they don’t speak...about anything pertinent to the election.
LOLOLOL!! She wiped that Witeout grin right of his smarmy face!
Why does this not surprise me?
Plugs wuz PISSED!!!
Sweet! Real questions for once.
Of course they will be looking for change, while they are building the economy from the bottom up by working the newspaper squeegee man position for the rest of their life.
Thank you for sharing this video ! Glorious to see Mr. Biden get spanked around... haha.. “I don’t know who is writing your questions..” hahah Poor Mr. Biden get an advance copy of the questions instead of the ususal fluff...
If that is all we read about, Ms. West will be lucky. I was thinking we would find her name in the obit column.
Hey Plugs, the truth hurts.
Pray that a majority of the voters in this Country come to their senses before November 4th.
Outstanding!! Finally, someone in the media does their job!
Wow! Watch Joe blink! Must be hard with him having Botox brow and all.
She makes Plugs blink more than Nancy Pelosi.
He looked like a deer caught in the headlights when she asked about Obama’s Marxism, hehehe.
West is the Best. She must not be a journalist cause it sounds like she’s some sort of capitalist. I am writing her name down, she is a keeper.
Thank you, Barbara West!
Replace Katie Colon w/her and DNCBS would lead the news. Great questions!!
Pray for W, McCuda and Our Troops
She is good, I have never seen a democrat be asked so many tough questions.
Exactly. They have some time now that they've completed the anal exam of Joe the Plumber.
You'd think in their downtime they could pick an issue about Obama just to stay sharp, but the appear to have blinders on when they cast their gaze his way.
That barak thinks he is entitled to softball questions says more about him than it does about Barbara West.
Gee, barry, just imagine where you would be if you had to face real scrutiny like that from day one.
Glad someone, ANYONE, nailed these left-wing assholes with some hard-hitting questions!
I must have died and gone to heaven! Or been transported by aliens to another universe where there is an actual, honest-to-God objective news media!
Hat’s off to Barbara West for showing us what COULD be possible if journalists did their jobs. An incredible video!
Was she called a racist yet?
Yes, but too bad she never learned about the follow up in Journalism School. The middle class did rather well with the Bush Tax cuts. My wife and i have saved about $17,000 in federal taxes over the last four years. Four grand a year is hardly chump change. I have no idea how the GOP lets them get away with this nonsense. The tax rates dropped 2-3 % for the middle class with Bush’s cuts. And no on asks Biden what’s going to happen when the Dems let those cuts expire in 2010.
OUCH...she should have just kicked him in the balls...it probably would have hurt less. Great job Ms. West!
I laughed when biden cried out “I don’t know who’s writing your questions...”
As usual the Dem campaign filed a complaint. What would Obama/Biden do if they had been under the attack Sarah and her family have been under?
I've not heard Biden questioned about Hunter (?) Biden.
joe the biden would start weeping if you asked him such a thing.
Hasn’t paid ACORN???
What about the money for “staging and lighting”?
I don't know whether he was being conspiratorial or merely sexist, but he couldn't imagine that this woman was actually questioning the goodness of the holy one's message.
Chicks are supposed to dig this crap, in ol' Joe's mind. And chicks in the press are really supposed to be friendly and on their side!
Obviously some sinister men were filling her head with nonsense.
I’m officially in love with Barbara West.
Barbara West, kudos to you.
Should have asked about the Bush tax cuts ending, therefore increasing taxes on those making over $14k, but otherwise a perfect interview.
DANG, those were some tough questions she lobbed at Plugs!
Greta talked about this tonight. The CNN reporter who was interviewing Gov. Palin apologized to Byron York and his paper but NOT to Gov. Palin. Greta said he should go on T.V. and make as big a deal about the apology as the question and do it 3-4 times.
Am I the only one holding my breath that this will happen???
Statement from Communist Party USA (CPUSA):
"The Communist Party USA views the 2008 elections as a tremendous opportunity to defeat the policies of the right-wing Republicans and to move our country in a new progressive direction.
The record turnout in the Democratic Presidential primary races shows that millions of voters, including millions of new voters, are using this election to bring about real change. We wholeheartedly agree with them."
Saul Alinsky on "Change"...
From Rules for Radicals, Alinsky outlines his strategy in organizing, writing:
"There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevsky said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution."
 Saul Alinsky, The Latter Rain
I lived in Orlando for years and Barbara West has been at WFTV-9 for at least 20 years - she’s a fixture in Orlando and tough as sh*t. I loved that she had the nerve to actually ask questions the Orlando Sentinel would never do.
We should be thanking for doing her job and not sucking up. And her bosses need to know we appreciate her too:
EXACTLY!!! Like a woman couldn't come up with HER OWN dang questions! How sexist!
Wow. I’ve never heard of Barbara West before, but I love this woman! She belongs on the national stage.
Joe Biden cannot answer straight questions without lying! Should we be surprised, he’s a damned Democrat! ... Obama while on the boards of the Woods Foundation and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge funneled huge reserves of cash to ACORN and subunits of ACORN. Obama trained ACORN team coordinators. Obama represented ACORN in the motor voter lawsuit ... I mean, Joe lies repeatedly and the Lady just moves to another topic instead of nailing his ass over his blatant lies! That big grin while fabricating replies that this lying snark knows are lies is just too much. I had to stop watching at about minute two. This democrat party and particularly the democrat ticket has as their director the father of lies a murderer from the start. Disgusting.
Those were some amazing questions ... though Biden lied through his false teeth
thanks for posting it
Well, at least he didn’t call her “Sweetie”...
Nobody's saying "your campaign" gave Acorn money, you cornrowed chompertoothed idiot.
The fact is that you and your idiot boss have voted again and again to pay them with our tax dollars!
Not to nitpick, but she could have asked some better follow ups. Still I'm very grateful she hit him hard with the initial shots. Great left jab, needs to work on the right uppercut.
Also, what's with the chichlet white teeth and the man-tan?
Handlers must be trying to make him look “good”. That buttoned up shirt must be hiding a few sagging neck wrinkles as well.
I sent a note expressing my gratitude. Hopefully they’ll get thousands of positive responses that they can then throw down at the feet of the magical one.