Compare and contrast

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on September 14, 2008

Via Patterico comes these videos comparing how ABC News reporter Charlie Gibson interviews a Democrat with little accomplishment running for president...

... versus how Gibson interviews a Republican governor who took on and took out a corrupt GOP governor and worked to reform state government... .

There's a lot you can say about the disparate treatment, but one thing you can't call it is equal.

Via the Anchoress, we have Gibson's question list.

Obama interview:
How does it feel to break a glass ceiling?
How does it feel to “win”?
How does your family feel about your “winning” breaking a glass ceiling?
Who will be your VP?
Should you choose Hillary Clinton as VP?
Will you accept public finance?
What issues is your campaign about?
Will you visit Iraq?
Will you debate McCain at a town hall?
What did you think of your competitor’s [Clinton] speech?

Palin interview:
Do you have enough qualifications for the job you’re seeking? Specifically have you visited foreign countries and met foreign leaders?
Aren’t you conceited to be seeking this high level job?
Questions about foreign policy
-territorial integrity of Georgia
-allowing Georgia and Ukraine to be members of NATO
-NATO treaty
-Iranian nuclear threat
-what to do if Israel attacks Iran
-Al Qaeda motivations
-the Bush Doctrine
-attacking terrorists harbored by Pakistan
Is America fighting a holy war? [misquoted Palin]

And finally, we have a complete transcript of the Gibson-Palin interrogation. The bolded and underlined parts ended up on the cutting room floor.

You be the judge of whether or not the trims leave the average viewer with a fair representation of what Sarah Palin said.

Once again, someone in the mainstream media has decided to sacrifice their guise of impartiality and fairness on the altar of getting a Democrat into the White House.

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Taped The Argument earlier today, fumbled through some closing remarks; this from @michaelbd is the more eloquent version of what I tried to say:

For some amount of time today, the CA DOJ's new data website leaked name and addresses of people with CCW permits.

Someone PM'd me with video evidence of it (can't share to protect confidential info).

Here is a reddit thread with discussion.

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