I'm not sure Howard Kurtz, who I generally respect, saw the same interview I saw.
But when Palin seemed puzzled by a question about the Bush Doctrine -- which has several possible meanings -- Gibson explained what he meant without making it sound like a gotcha moment.
There's an old journalistic (and false) axiom that if both sides are complaining, you did your job right. Well, both sides saw that as a "gotcha" moment. The left thought Gibson had "got" her, the right thought Gibson was dishonest and condescending.
But Kurtz appears to be the only person in America not employed by ABC News to say there's no there there.