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  1. #1 Abc's Bungles Botches Mar Palin Interview 
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    ABC'S BUNGLES BOTCHES MAR PALIN INTERVIEW

    Sarah: Made fewer mistakes than interviewer Charlie Gibson.

    Plus, her answers last night are already being misrepresented. She said - quite correctly - that, if Georgia and Ukraine are admitted to NATO, the United States may be obliged to defend them.

    This has been morphed into an assertion that we might invade Russia. And ABC News bears much of the blame: It actually sent out a pre-broadcast alert to that effect.

    ABC's errors didn't end there. The interview seemed to show a lack of good faith, with the blatant misrepresentation of comments she's made about the Iraq war.

    Gibson - probably relying on a sloppy Associated Press report - told Palin she has said that, "Our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God."

    LAST night, Sarah Palin had her first big-time media interview with Charlie Gibson on ABC World News Tonight.

    At times, Palin seemed to know less than she should. On the other hand, Gibson sometimes seemed to "know" things that just aren't so.

    Her responses to Gibson's cross-examining seemed canned and rehearsed, a little like the answers you might give in a tough college interview. But that may be a result of the ham-fisted editing - which seemed to cut her off mid-thought on many answers. ABC should release the entire, unedited interview, so that Americans can judge her more fairly.

    The biggest concern is that she appeared to not know what the Bush Doctrine is. There are, in fact, different definitions of it - but all have had an impact on this nation. One hopes Palin is more up to speed than she seemed.

    Of course, she needs to be questioned on many issues - but this interview left us with little new information about her.

    Americans already know she lacks foreign-policy experience (as, by the way, did Democrats' 2004 VP candidate, John Edwards).

    All we could learn from Gibson's grilling on that topic was how well she's memorized McCain's positions. Why ask her whether Georgia and Ukraine should be admitted to NATO? Her position will match McCain's, just as Joe Biden's stands will mirror Barack Obama's.

    Plus, her answers last night are already being misrepresented. She said - quite correctly - that, if Georgia and Ukraine are admitted to NATO, the United States may be obliged to defend them.

    This has been morphed into an assertion that we might invade Russia. And ABC News bears much of the blame: It actually sent out a pre-broadcast alert to that effect.

    So now we can play this stupid game, pretending she wants to invade Russia instead of debating real issues.

    ABC's errors didn't end there. The interview seemed to show a lack of good faith, with the blatant misrepresentation of comments she's made about the Iraq war.

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    kim preistap at Wizbang asked :

    “Am I the only one who thought ABC hired Ed Wood to edit the interview?”
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    [SIZE="3"]Americans already know she lacks foreign-policy experience (as, by the way, did Democrats' 2004 VP candidate, John Edwards).
    Well, he never got elected so that might be a bad comparison. :D
     

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    I thought she carried herself quite well - considering the circumstances of the interview.

    The method she has of actually stopping to think prior to answering is very mature and not like your normal politician. The latter must put the director in the flames of Hell though, as silence on television is death, and I’m sure he/she was screaming in Charlie’s ear to interrupt the Governor’s thought pattern.

    ;)
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    I thought she carried herself quite well - considering the circumstances of the interview.
    I agree.

    And ABC is suffering from MSNBC Syndrome. They need to be careful our ABC will stand for

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