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Friday, November 14, 2008

Couric Prepped for Palin Interview with Obama Allies

Remember the hit-job interview Katie Couric did with Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin?

Like me, did you get the feeling that the interview was a little hostile, from the point of the interviewer?

No wonder.

Peter Kafka points to a report from Portfolio.com’s Jeff Bercovici who was told by Couric that she consulted with the Democrat opposition before ambushing Palin.

Couric shed some light on her preparation for the interviews: Beforehand, she sought advice from former senator Sam Nunn and Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haas. They told her to draw Palin out on her geopolitical worldview and urged her to let the governor speak at length without interrupting her. Maybe she should bring them along with her when she takes over at Meet the Press?”

Kafka notes that the origin of this quote has since been pulled and is no longer available online. Hmmm. Cat got out of the bag, huh?

In what universe (other than the fantasyland of the liberal mind) would an interview be considered "objective" or "nonpartisan" or "unbiased" when the interviewer asked the interviewee's opposition beforehand for advice on how to best ambush the interviewee?

If the "mainstream" media is going to ambush interviewees, fine, but do it on the Left and Right. If the "mainstream" media is going to toss gentle softballs to interviewees and avoid tough questions, fine, but do it on the Left and Right.

The "mainstream" media has been nothing but a propaganda arm of the DNC for decades, and that truth shone like never before during this election.

HT to Newsbusters.


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