Dishonesty at ABC on Palin interview

I told one of my sons earlier today that it could be that Gibson was simply not well prepared for his interview with Palin or it could be that he was dishonest -- it is really impossible to know and one would like to assume the former over the later. However, there have been a couple of pieces of information that are causing me to move towards the second possibility.

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.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

ABC has a left wing bias?

I'm sure glad Fox didn't pull something like this on Obama or Biden. Liberals would say that it's just one more example of Fox's biased reporting.

9/13/2008 1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is there suddenly all this uncertainty about the Bush Doctrine when all of the Republicans and Democrats seeking their parties' nominations were able to succintly answer questions on the Bush Doctrine in interviews and debates? Seems like a lot of folks are scrambling to justify Palin's lack of awareness of one of the most critical policy shifts in decades.

9/16/2008 3:37 PM  

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