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Katie Couric Edited Interview to Make Palin Look Bad
by SJ Reidhead
at 06:51PM (MDT) on September 26, 2008
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The Pink Flamingo’s regular readers know when I agree with Kathryn Jean Lopez we’re getting a little disparate around here. This is one of those times. We all agree that Palin looked terrible in the CBS interview with Katie Couric. If the conservtive blogsphere had been willing to defend Palin maybe they would have found the edits from that interview:
“…(2:58) Couric: What, specifically, in your view, could be done to convince the new government in Pakistan to take a harder, tougher line against terrorists in that country?
Palin: At a time when new leadership comes in, that is the opportunity to forge better, tighter, more productive relationships and that’s what we’ll take advantage of with new leadership in the US and in Pakistan. And I’m sure that President Zardari, too, will agree with us as we commit to the support that Pakistan needs, that other nations in the region need, in order to win this war on terrorism. (3:32)
(5:39) Couric: But what lessons do you think you have learned as you’ve watched this unfold in terms of implementing the democracy and the challenges inherent in that goal?
Palin: Well, one is that America cannot be counted on to do this solely, to be the savior of every other nation, but we need friends and we need allies and we need this nation-building effort and we need to forge new alliances, and that is what a new election will provide opportunity to do.
Couric: What happened if the goal of democracy, Governor Palin, doesn’t produce the desired outcome, for example in Gaza, the US pushed hard for elections and Hamas won.
Palin: Especially in that region, though, we have got to protect those and support those who do seek democracy and do seek protections for the people who live there. And you know, we’re seeing today, in the last couple of days here in New York, a speaker, a President of Iran, Ahmadinejad, who would come on our soil and express such disdain for one of our closest allies and friends—Israel—and we’re hearing the evil that he speaks. And if hearing him doesn’t allow Americans to commit more solidly to protecting the friends and allies that we need, expecially there in the Mideast, then nothing will.
If Americans are not waking up to understand what it is that he represents, then nothing is going to wake us up and we will be lulled into some kind of false sense of security that perhaps Americans were a part of before 9/11.(7:25)…”
If you read the edits, Palin does not look like an idiot. That’s the whole point. Couric had to make her look bad. And idiots like Kathleen Parker have fallen for Couric’s lies.
Have you ever heard the old adage, if you tell a lie long enough, people will believe it. Well, that’s happening to Sarah Palin. I don’t mind admitting I’m so angry I’m in tears as I write this. I don’t know when I’ve seen anyone so abused and mistreated by the press. Serial killers get more respect. I swear Hitler gets more positive headlines. Hugo Chavez is treated better. Fidel Castro is more revered. More members of the press defend OJ than defend Sarah Palin. It has reached the point where they are going to destroy a good woman and her family. Now “conservatives” have joined the fight, determined to destroy John McCain by demanding she withdraw as his VP nominee. If she does, he’s done. Like Rick Moran wrote today:
“…Besides this, if Palin were to withdraw, McCain may as well pack it in and go back to Arizona. No sense in staying in a race you are going to lose hugely….”
I like Ace’s take on things. Note to Kathleen Parker – get your panties out of a wad! My question is simple. Why the H-E-Double-Toothpick did the McCain Campaign even consider letting her go anywhere near bottom-feeder Katie Couric?
Do you want my take on things? Kathleen Parker (considered an Ann Coulter wannabe) needed a big headline so she went after an innocent victim, Sarah Palin. Now the whole MSM is using what “Conservative” Parker wrote in order to finish the evisceration of Sarah Palin. Maybe, though, Parker was intending to rally the troops around Palin, for that is what has happened. Read the comments on her Townhall Column (how the heck do some people get Townhall columns, anyway) and read Lucianne based comments. Did you catch the angry women on Rush today? Maybe we should be a little bitchy about Parker. Fortunately AJ Strata calls it the way I see it – she is an embarassment.
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