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>McCain Whines About "Gotcha Journalism;" Defends Campaign’s Doublespeak

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I’m no big fan of Katie Couric. I always thought she was the Palin of her profession: her limited experience in “serious” journalism, having mostly dealt with “soft” news and morning-show-type inteviews, seemed to hurt her ability to handle hard news stories and big-time interviews with major politicians. And that’s what it was like for the first part of her switch.

Now, however, she seems unafraid to ask the hard questions , putting many of her high-profile interviewees on the spot. When she interviewed Sarah Palin for CBS recently, near the UN buidling in Atlanta (I think that’s where it was), she pulled no punches in questioning Palin’s credibility as VP contender and calling her out on public statements made about her lack of foreign policy experience.

In a joint interview with McCain and Palin, Couric presents the same hard line of questioning but McCain jumps in to defend and speak for Palin. What’s the matter, need a big man to protect you from the mean journalists and real questions? McCain repeatedly whined that Couric was employing “gotcha journalism” which seems ridiculous. You say something publicly, as in Palin’s comments about attacking Pakistan, that goes against your running mate’s and campaign’s official line, you’re going to get asked why you’re not on the same page.

There’s no tricks or underhanded dealing going on here, it’s a legitimate and straightforward question. But I shouldn’t be surprised since that’s the republican’s main campaigning tactic: undermine the credibility of those who oppose you (see the illustration below), nevermind how grossly hypocritical it may be to do so. So they are trying to discredit Couric’s interviews with this ridiculous notion that her questioning was unreasonable.

It seems the American public is smarter than John McCain gives them credit for, and I hope this is proven in November.

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Posted by on September 30, 2008 in Humor

 

>Breaking: HOUSE VOTES DOWN TAXPAYER BAILOUT OF WALL STREET

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I can’t believe it. 0.0

How…I don’t understand. What a relief! We’re not beckoning to Bush’s call and giving into his unreasonable demands and unrealistically bleak ultimatum that if we didn’t do this immediately, the economy would explode or something. Now let’s put a real plan together that provides aid where it’s needed most: at home, not for the fatcats of Wall Street.

*sigh* We can still do good. I am so uplifted by our awareness and action as Americans to stand up for what’s right and not be hearded along like cattle. It’s good to know that we still hold some sway over how we’re governed. Congratulations to all of us who wrote and called our leaders to block this piece of bologna.
 
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Posted by on September 29, 2008 in Government, News

 

>Public Markup – View the Bailout Agreement and Comment Yourself

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Read the bill, current comments by others and leave a comment yourself at:

What a fantastic idea. Open government is most certainly the future of effective government. Just reading the comments on the current Wall Street bailout, which is crap if you ask me, is extremely revealing and enlightening. If you thought that this agreement is a sound solution to our market’s problems, see for yourself. You might think again.
 
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Posted by on September 29, 2008 in Government, News

 

>McCain Puts Ad on WSJ Claiming Victory – Before the Debate Happened

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Just like China and the news about their astronauts, which was fabricated with quotes and all before their rocket even launched, John McCain ran an ad on the Wall Street Journal claiming he had won the debate – on the afternoon before the debate had happened.

At least this was an original idea, not one he co-0pted from Obama like Change and He Just Doesn’t Get It. Or one where he calls Obama out for doing something that McCain did as in the whole Exploiting the $700B Bailout for Political Gain.

At least some people are finally coming to understand that Obama is the only candidate offering real change.

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2008 in News

 

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Good night for logos.

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2008 in Art

 

>Elitist

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John McCain has spent the first 2/3 of this debate refusing to face
Obama while Barack is addressing his statements. Yet whenever Mr. O
speaks, he faces the university audience, the camera and McCain
equally. McCain not only won't acknowledge his competitor's words but
he states at the audience with a smirk on his face.

What a smug asshole.

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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Posted by on September 26, 2008 in Uncategorized

 
 
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