Monday, September 08, 2008

Speaking of Media Bias

Yesterday the McCain campaign announced that Sarah Palin would finally meet the press later this week in a previously offered interview with ABC and Charles Gibson.

Gibson, if you recall, cohosted the much panned and pointedly biased Democratic Debate back in April.

In the first 40 minutes of Wednesday's two-hour Democratic debate, the moderators asked Obama about his remarks that small-town residents bitterly cling to guns and religion; the inflammatory sermons of Rev. Jeremiah Wright (Stephanopoulos followup: "Do you think Reverend Wright loves America as much as you do?"); why Obama doesn't wear an American flag pin; and his relationship with William Ayers, a former Weather Underground radical who has acknowledged involvement in several bombings in the 1970s.

In the only comparably aggressive question directed at Clinton, Stephanopoulos cited an ABC/Washington Post poll challenging her honesty and tied it to her false tale of having once come under sniper fire in Bosnia.

"Senator Obama is the front-runner," said Stephanopoulos, the network's chief Washington correspondent and a former Clinton White House aide. "Our thinking was, electability was the number one issue," and questions about "relationships and character go to the heart of it."

It'll be interesting to see if "relationships and character go to the heart of it" in the Palin interview, won't it?

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