Saturday, October 25, 2008

Joe on the Grill

I don't know who this woman is, but she should get a raise. Here is an interview with Joe Biden the way they all should have been conducted. And guess what: the Obama campaign has cut this TV station off from further interviews. Biden answers every question with demonstrable lies, and steam is visible coming out his ears as the thing progresses. Incredible.

Innes adds: Here's the Obama campaign's objection that I got from the YouTube video information. Barbara West of WFTV in Orlando, Florida, did the interview.

There's nothing wrong with tough questions, but reporters have the very important job of sharing the truth with the public -- not misleading the American people with false information. Senator Biden handled the interview well; however, the anchor was completely unprofessional. Senator Biden's wife is not running for elected office, and there are many other stations in the Orlando television market that would gladly conduct a respectful and factual interview with her.

This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election.
I must say that I was as surprised by the Karl Marx question as Biden was. He says, "Are you joking? Is that a serious question?" I thought it was a bit much. If Obama is a Marxist, so is the entire Democratic Party, Lyndon Johnson and Franklin Roosevelt. Let's not act surprised. Nonetheless, I don't see what they're complaining about. Ole' Joe got to bluster on with his campaign rhetoric at length. He just didn't like it that the interviewer so rudely drew attention to Obama's "spread the wealth around" remark, his ACORN connections, and Biden's own reminder to those of us who are aware that America has powerful and profoundly evil enemies in the world that they will test young Barry's backbone and judgment very soon after he assumes office.

These Obama people just cannot deal with criticism or pointed questioning of any kind. I don't mean to be inflammatory, but Obama and his followers act as though their critics are blaspheming the prophet Mohammed, not a candidate for political office. Look at the Terry Tate videos. He responds to political opposition the way Muslims do toward Christian evangelistic activity. Shout them down! Express outrage! Burn their churches! OK, yes. I'm off on a tangent.

Harold adds:

Perhaps it was a tangent, but not a wild one. This is just another expression of the deep affinity the hard Left has with radical Islam. It's not so much that they--the hard Left or radical Islam--cannot take criticism; it is that they do not allow it. And when they have the juice to make it stick, free speech is not on the menu. The Obama campaign has a long list of threatening gestures and attempts to silence opposition; when they have their hands on the knobs controlling the government, you can bet they will brook no opposition--and will be checking back over the list they are making now to see who they can best make an example of. Perhaps, dear readers, you thought show trials were an artifact of 1930's Stalinism; get ready for a return.

1 comment:

Richie said...

Mrs. West may have asked some legitimate questions, but an impartial observer would agree that there were a few head scratchers, and the tone of the interview was antagonistic.

I realize that Professors Kildow and Innes's larger point is the media protection of Obama. However, since this "journalists" husband is a GOP media consultant, as well as a donor to multiple Republican campaigns, this may have not been the best example of the undeniable fawning over Obama.

Also, this interview makes Ann Coulter look moderate....