John Ziegler On Palin Interview: Barbara Walters Textbook Example of Media Bias, Hypocrisy & Incompetence
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Last night on Barbara’s Walters’ annually insipid “10 Most Fascinating People” special, America was shown such a textbook example of media bias, hypocrisy and incompetence that it bordered on parody. Unfortunately, almost no one knows the full magnitude of what I am referring to because numerous important truths have been conveniently omitted from the narrative surrounding the story.
During the very short portion of Walters’ interview with Sarah Palin that was shown to the public, Walters managed to refer to Palin as “scary,” “polarizing,” and “uniformed” (twice). She also regurgitated the “what do you read?” question, blamed Palin for Republicans not taking the Senate (wait, I thought the media would make someone a hero if they thought they saved the Senate for Democrats!), and questioned the validity of her marriage. […]
OK, so ABC and Barbara Walters are biased against Sarah Palin. Obviously this is not news. However, what should be “news” is that Walters would have the audacity to twice refer to Palin as “uniformed.” This was outrageous not just because Walters didn’t even attempt to give an actual example of Palin being “uninformed,” but also because Walters herself has proven to be comically “uniformed” when it comes to alleged Palin transgressions.
When I was promoting the first release of my documentary film, “Media Malpractice… How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted,” and after Walters nearly put her shaking finger through my chest while we debated on “The View,” I did Walters’ radio show and was shocked when Walters revealed that she was likely one of the many Obama voters who was under the delusion that Palin had told Charlie Gibson, “I can see Russia from my house,” rather than what Palin had actually said which was the very different, “You can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska.” […]
There was one important revelation from this Palin interview that doesn’t seem to be getting much attention as of yet. When asked “the question” about running for president, Palin responded in a significantly different way than she has in the past. She specifically said that her threshold for running would be that no one else could beat Obama and that she had the best chance to do so, which is a far cry from “I’ll run if no one else will do it.” While anyone who claims to know what Palin is going to do is lying, this seems to me to be the strongest evidence yet that she has left the door wide open to not running. […]