Compare Charles Gibson’s Questions For Governor Palin With Those He Asked Senator Obama

Just a little something to make you think. Someone remarked that Gibson asked Senator Obama questions as if the Senator were the Vice Presidential candidate and asked Governor Palin questions as if she were the Presidential candidate. It sure does look that way, doesn’t it?

The media bias in this case couldn’t be more obvious:

Obama:

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:

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]

Seeing the differences between the questions, it becomes very clear why the Dems do not want to debate the “experience” issue. Governor Palin at least has the courage to speak up in public whereas Senator Obama hides behind his Old Media surrogates.

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2 Responses

  1. We have had many months to ask Obama questions, and to see him reply to attacks from members of both parties. We will have had 2 months to figure out if small town Palin is up to the task of replacing old John McCain.

    The glass ceiling question was current, since Obama had just ‘broken’ it.

    The questions asked Palin are relevant to a newcomer on the political scene seeking to be a ready replacement for the top national job-leader of the free world.

    The suggestion that we shouldn’t grill Palin as throughly as Obama has been grilled over these many months, is a disservice to our political system.

    Curious minds what to know as much about Palin as we know about Obama. We have no time to waste, and no need to spare her feelings. Lets see what she’s made of.

  2. drchill,

    Yes, it is good that we know as much about the politicians as possible. But the point here is that in just over two weeks, we have learned more about Sarah Palin than we have learned about Barack Obama in 19 months. I would certainly like to hear Obama’s answers to some of the questions asked of Sarah Palin, but reporters like Gibson refuse to ask Obama those questions.

    The reason for this?

    I believe it is because Old Media is helping to cover-up any bad press and/or baggage that Obama brings to the table. Thus, the major difference in questions.

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