Monday, September 15, 2008

ABC News Biased? Nah!

Were any of you confused how chopped Charlie Gibson's interview with Sarah Palin seemed? There's a reason for that. It seems NBC ABC News felt the need to edit the interview so as to remove the core of Sarah Palin's responses and in a way that made it appear she was answering different questions than the ones she was actually asked. Below is a section of the unedited transcript with Sarah Palin's excised words in italics.

GIBSON: The Bush doctrine, as I understand it, is that we have the right of anticipatory self-defense, that we have the right to a preemptive strike against any other country that we think is going to attack us. Do you agree with that?

PALIN: I agree that a president’s job, when they swear in their oath to uphold our Constitution, their top priority is to defend the United States of America.

I know that John McCain will do that and I, as his vice president, families we are blessed with that vote of the American people and are elected to serve and are sworn in on January 20, that will be our top priority is to defend the American people.

GIBSON: Do we have a right to anticipatory self-defense? Do we have a right to make a preemptive strike again another country if we feel that country might strike us?

PALIN: Charlie, if there is legitimate and enough intelligence that tells us that a strike is imminent against American people, we have every right to defend our country. In fact, the president has the obligation, the duty to defend.


Jerry said...
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Bob said...

You're right. My mistake.

Jerry said...

I deleted my earlier comment. That way, others can guess as to what your mistake was!


Did you get enough rain out of Ike?

Bob said...

There was no need to delete your comment. Nonetheless, since no one will ever figure out that I said Charlie Gibson works for NBC, my little faux pas will just be our little secret. Okay? {WINK WINK}

Hurricane Ike passed 100-miles east of us, so all we got was a nice slow soaking (about an inch over six hours) and a north breeze. The downside was I got called in to work yesterday (Sunday) at the emergency center. About 100,000 (out of Oncor's 3,000,000) customers lost power, but it was all concentrated in just nine counties on the east end of Oncor's service area -- nearly 100% in some of those counties -- lots of pine trees in the lines.

LadyBugCrossing said...

And why am I not surprised that ABC is biased? And why am I not surprised that they butchered her answers? The media is so stinking liberal... I hardly watch any more - it makes me crazy.