The ABC’s of Bias

Charlie Gibson’s interview on ABC with Sarah Palin was not only heavily edited, but it also wasn’t even-handed in comparison to similar interviews. Big surprise.

Before Gibson grilled Palin on tough issues, he’d interviewed Barack Obama after he’d become the presumptive nominee. In comparison, Palin was treated like she was being interrogated in a murder investigation, but with Obama, Gibson was like a 16-year-old girl watching the Beatles on Ed Sullivan.

Via TheAnchoress, here’s a sample of the questions Obama and Palin got from Gibson:

Obama interview:

How does it feel to break a glass ceiling?
How does it feel to “win”?
How does your family feel about your “winning” breaking a glass ceiling?
Who will be your VP?
Should you choose Hillary Clinton as VP?
Will you accept public finance?
What issues is your campaign about?
Will you visit Iraq?
Will you debate McCain at a town hall?
What did you think of your competitor’s [Clinton] speech?

Palin interview:

Do you have enough qualifications for the job you’re seeking? Specifically have you visited foreign countries and met foreign leaders?
Aren’t you conceited to be seeking this high level job?
Questions about foreign policy
-territorial integrity of Georgia
-allowing Georgia and Ukraine to be members of NATO
-NATO treaty
-Iranian nuclear threat
-what to do if Israel attacks Iran
-Al Qaeda motivations
-the Bush Doctrine
-attacking terrorists harbored by Pakistan
Is America fighting a holy war? [misquoted Palin]

Charlie forgot to ask Obama what his favorite tree is!


“Ms. Palin, have you stopped beating your children for your failure to have a firm grip on foreign policy? Yes or no?”

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