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October 21, 2008

CNN In Desperate Bid To Hit Bottom Before MSNBC...They May Have Succeeded (See Updates For Um, Nuance)

Yesterday, CNN was complaining about Sarah Palin refusing to do an interview with them. She did one today and based on the outright dishonesty and hack job they did, it simply shows she should have skipped it.

Some asshat reporter Obama shill totally distorts a quote from National Review to make Palin look bad and put her on the defensive. Rich Lowry puts the quote in full context.

Watching press coverage of the Republican candidate for vice president, it’s sometimes hard to decide whether Sarah Palin is incompetent, stupid, unqualified, corrupt, backward, or — or, well, all of the above. Palin, the governor of Alaska, has faced more criticism than any vice-presidential candidate since 1988, when Democrats and the press tore into Dan Quayle. In fact, Palin may have it even worse than Quayle, since she’s taking flak not only from Democrats and the press but from some conservative opinion leaders as well....

Yes, there are legitimate concerns about Palin’s lack of experience. Who wouldn’t, at the very least, wish that she had more time in the governor’s office on her résumé? But a look at Palin’s 20 months in power, along with interviews with people who worked with her, shows her to be a serious executive, a governor who picked important things to do and got them done — and who didn’t just stumble into an 80 percent job-approval rating.

Below the fold is how this hack actually asked the question.

For those without access to the video, he only quoted the bold part.

As Lowry say, "I'm disgusted, but not surprised."

These pricks really are taking their cue from Kos and his 'crush' them diktat. I'm sure they will all be richly rewarded when their personal savior ascends to the Presidency. Or you know, look like fools when he gets his ass kicked.

In watching the clip again the talking head doesn't know who wrote the piece. My guess is he simply got the question from a producer. That simply means there's two assholes who should get fired.

Commenter "Bilby" says that's Drew Griffin who has been on the ACORN beat and pretty tough on Obama. Is that true? If so, I really think my guess that it's a producer who gave him the question since he didn't know who wrote the piece is likely true. So um, maybe I was a little quick on the 'asshat' 'shill' and 'fire' trigger.

UPDATE: It is Griffin and Byron York, who wrote the story that Griffin culled 'the quote' from has a longer transcript of the question and he did take the quote wildly out of context.

UPDATE II: I found the full transcript. All in all it's actually a good interview by a guy who has been about the only fair voice at his network. He did chunk the quote and question though. Given the over all interview and his body of work to date, I guess it can just be chalked up to a bad moment..

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