Charles Gibson: Palin vs. Obama

by thoughtfulconservative

Via Dad29.

Linking to Hot Air who quotes from The Anchoress, we see a comparison of questions, Mr. Gibson asked Obama, who’s at the top of the ticket, who will be president, if elected, with the questions asked Palin (links are from the post), who, last time I looked, is the vice-presidential candidate.

Hot Air also links to Newsbusters, who has Gibson’s interview with John Edwards in 2004.

Yeah, not much bias here. Softball questions for Democrats, tough ones for Republicans.

Look, tough questions are great. Just make sure everyone gets the same kind of questioning.

(Cross posted at Fairly Conservative).

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10 Comments to “Charles Gibson: Palin vs. Obama”

  1. Dean Mundy… Reading dad29 so the rest of us don’t have to. Thanks for finding a rare piece of useful posting from him.

  2. Hello. I was reading someone elses blog and saw you on their blogroll. Would you be interested in exchanging blog roll links? If so, feel free to email me.

    Thanks.

  3. I’m remembering when Obama was forced to denounce and otherwise comment upon everything any prominent Black American has said that might even be remotely controversial.

  4. I discovered your homepage by coincidence.
    Very interesting posts and well written.
    I will put your site on my blogroll.
    🙂

  5. Nick, “rare?” I usually find several items a week.

    scott, I’m not saying Obama was never questioned closely. In this post I’m comparing the way Mr. Gibson questioned Obama and Palin.

  6. The “Bush Doctrine” question was unprofessional. Mr. Gibson didn’t know enough about the “Bush Doctrine” to field a question about it. Mr. Gibson had to answer Governor Palin’s question about the specifics, with yet another question. Either Charlie Gibson was unprepared to talk about the “Bush Doctrine,” or he was so intent on leading the interview or both, that when Ms. Palin asked for the clarification Charlie blew it. By tossing what everyone could tell was an erroneous question back into her lap, Mr. Gibson looked at least like a lazy journalist. So, I’m not surprised Charlie Gibson misquoted the prayer either. Sarah Palin did an excellent job of articulating her take on the “Bush Doctrine.” And, that’s what she was called upon to do. Don’t do your homework, it’ll show: http://theseedsof9-11.com

  7. Thanks for your comment, Peggy, but that web site is like 9/11 Truthers only about the Clintons. Sorry, but I don’t buy it.

  8. I also think it’s obvious Gibson was testing her to see if she’d slip up. And she kind of did. But I think half the story has become his question rather than her answer. I think the whole thing’s a wash and isn’t going to tell anyone anything important now.

    She definitely isn’t qualified to be president, that I knew already.

  9. scott, isn’t the biggest reason you don’t think she’s qualified is because you and she differ ideologically? She’s just as qualilfied as Teddy Roosevelt was, IMO.

  10. OMG it’s a pro-gun governor from a state with a small population and who hasn’t spent much time in foreign policy issues – It’s Howard Dean!

    Oh thats right Palin is a woman so it’s OK to have a double standard.

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