Dishonesty at ABC on Palin interview
1) As I have already discussed a couple of times on this blog, Gibson and the media have completely blown the "holy war" question. Possibly Gibson was merely relying on the quote out of context provided by the AP. Yet, even given that Gibson's condescending assertion that he was using the "exact words" that Palin had used despite her “You know, I don’t know if that was my exact quote" was obnoxious. But apparently things get even worse. These guys at ABC EDITED OUT part of Palin's discussion with him from what they broadcast! Fox has the story here:
The exchange between Palin and ABC’s Charlie Gibson, in which she questioned the accuracy of the quote attributed to her, was edited out of the television broadcast but included in official, unedited transcripts posted on ABC’s Web site, as well as in video posted on the Internet.
ABC never told viewers that Palin's comments had been edited out. ABC also refused to answer questions from Fox News about why they did this: "ABC News did not respond to requests for comment from FOXNews.com."
2) To make matters worse, ABC's promo used this misleading information over and over again.
3) The Washington Post goes through all the definitions of "The Bush Doctrine" here. Whether they did this as a result of Krauthammer's piece on Friday, I have no clue, but at least they did have the piece.