Sean King

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Media Misrepresentations

Tom Maguire: Newsbusters offers the unedited transcript of Governor Palin's interview with Charles Gibson of ABC News.

Now, do remember - prior to the release of the first interview, this was the ABC tease:

EXCLUSIVE: GOV. SARAH PALIN WARNS WAR MAY BE NECESSARY IF RUSSIA INVADES ANOTHER COUNTRY

From the unedited transcript it is astonishing the length to which ABC went to get to that hawkish headline.



Read the whole thing to find out why.

This bit of editing trickery follows on ABC's and the NYT's disingenuous attempts to portray Palin as an intellectual lightweight who is unfamiliar with one of the many variations of the Bush Doctrine.

Unlike some, I don't expect the media to be "unbiased" in its coverage, but it would be nice if they were at least honest in their presentation of the candidates.

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