At the conclusion of yesterday’s interview segment, ABC’s Charlie Gibson, the once respected Journalist,stooped to an all time low. After getting caught editing the Palin interview, removing Palin’s objections to incorrect quotes and re-splicing her answers, Gibson closed last night’s segment with a repeat of a long ago debunked accusation that Palin called Hilliary a “whiner”.
The false accusation involved a now “removed” video of Palin speaking at a “Woman’s Forum” where Woman’s Rights issues were being discussed. The Forum took place prior to Palin’s selection as VP. The topic of media bias was brought up, specifically – how woman Politicians – being subjected to sexist attacks and questioning – should handle the situation. Attacks on Hilliary Clinton were used as a notable example of the media bias. Palin’s misquoted statement was that woman have to be careful on how they respond – that when woman complain about the unfair treatment the media is likely to accuse them, the unfairly treated female candidates, of being whiners.
Palin did not call Hilliary a whiner. The Panel used Hilliary as an example of unfair media treatment. Palin noted that challenging the media on their sexist bias would result in additional “sexist attacks” from that same media. Palin new what she was talking about.
Charles Gibson should be ashamed – and I thought he was one of the last to have some sense of Journalistic Ethics.
The Associated Press is now attempting to resurrect the vicious and false rumor.
During the Friday interview Governor Palin said that she thinks Barack Obama regrets not making Hillary Rodham Clinton his running mate. Palin praised Clinton’s “determination, and grit and even grace” during the nasty Democratic primaries.
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