Who are the Dems and the left kidding? They are not advocating “change” of any kind. They are simply trying to bring back the same old tired out failings that the left has been peddling for years. And it is not just the Obama camp but it is also the media that supports Obama who are guilty of this.
Take for example Charles Gibson. He clearly meant for his interview with Governor Sarah Palin to be a hit-piece and I am sure that the – ahem – “forum” to be hosted by George Stephanopoulos will uncover every single little detail to “prove” Govenor Palin is unfit, even if it means making a mountain out of a molehill.
Gibson already laid the groundwork for this by making a major mistake in his pre-interview research and then allowing the mistake, Govenor Palin’s attempt at a correction and his assertion that he was correct, to be broadcast.
John Podhoretz of Commentary Magazine caught it:
|ABC has released excerpts from Charlie Gibson’s interview with Sarah Palin, and in one of them, he attempts to catch her out by asking her to explain something she said:
In fact, it was not the exact quote; and the way Gibson quoted her is a complete misrepresentation of what she said. It may, indeed, be close to the opposite of what she said. This is the actual quote, and it’s from an article in a Palin-unfriendly source, The Huffington Post:
She was asking the congregation to “pray…that our leaders…are sending [soldiers] out on a task that is from God.”
She was precisely not declaring that the task was from God. She specifically said the church’s congregants should pray “that that plan is God’s plan.” There would be no need for such a prayer if it were a fact to her and to them.
Gibson gave a misleading quote, Governor Palin let him know that it was misleading, and Gibson stood by his mistake. And now he has been caught.
Governor Palin went on to explain:
|“[T]he reference there is a repeat of Abraham Lincoln’s words when he said…let us not pray that God is on our side in a war or any other time, but let us pray that we are on God’s side.”
Lincoln’s quote: “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”
You can access the complete article on-line here:
Charles Gibson Gets It Wrong
September 11, 2008