Friday, September 12, 2008

Was WaPo’s Kurtz paying attention?

The Washington Post's media columnist Howard Kurtz begins his comments on last night's Gibson-Palin interview:

Anyone who said that Charlie Gibson might go easy on Sarah Palin might want to quickly delete those comments.

What the ABC newsman conducted yesterday was a serious, professional interview that went right at the heart of what we want and need to know about the governor: Could she be president? Does she understand the nuances of international affairs? Does she have a world view? He was all business, respectful but persistent. . . .

Did she believe the Iraq war is a task from God? When Palin demurred, Gibson said those were her "exact words." No fancy footwork, no long-winded setups, no gotchas.(emphasis added)

Just a solid, straight-ahead interview. ...
Kurtz's Gibson-gushing drew a response from U of Tennessee Law Prof and blogger Glenn Reynolds:
One that -- as everybody who pays attention by now knows -- got those "exact words" wrong. A "gotcha" based on a false report from the AP.

Is this what passes for solid professionalism in big media today? Actually, it seems like it is. …
Reynolds also asks: "SO is Howard Kurtz related to Charlie Gibson?"

Kurtz's column's here; Reynolds' post's here.


Anonymous said...

John -

You might want to take a look at what Jennifer Rubin said at Commentary Magazine's site. It's about how the MSM treats Republican and Democrats differently, and that the public seems to be noticing. The link is:

It's her comment at 2:43 PM titled, 'Not a Joke.'

Jack in Silver Spring

Anonymous said...

Can not tell you how proud it makes me to see Kurtz (and others) whining while Palin refuses to "blink."

She's the kind of woman I would have been if I'd been tougher.

AnimeWill said...

wanted to point to you this article by the AP that is the most liberal trash I have seen in a while.;_ylt=AmT7eaAbBZUe7cmtzYssKa2s0NUE