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Time magazine: McCain camp says Palin won't talk to media during campaign

Original post made by Abolish Israel NOW, Stanford, on Sep 5, 2008

"According to Nicole Wallace of the McCain campaign, the American people don't care whether Sarah Palin can answer specific questions about foreign and domestic policy. According to Wallace -- in an appearance I did with her this morning on Joe Scarborough's show -- the American people will learn all they need to know (and all they deserve to know) from Palin's scripted speeches and choreographed appearances on the campaign trail and in campaign ads.

Wallace's bash-the-media exercise has its merits as a campaign tactic. It certainly rallies the base. But the base won't lift McCain to 50% in November. More importantly, in her smug dismissal of the media's role in asking questions of the candidates, Wallace was really showing contempt not for reporters, but for voters. I bet there are a lot of undecided voters out there who were intrigued by Sarah Palin last night, but who don't yet know enough about her -- what she believes, what she knows -- to be comfortable with the idea of her as vice president of the United States. It's important to them to know if Palin can handle herself in an environment that isn't controlled and sanitized by campaign image makers and message mavens. Maybe she can, maybe she can't. As far as Wallace is concerned, it's none of their -- or your -- business."

Here's the report with video of Nicole Wallace here... Web Link

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 5, 2008 at 7:33 am

Oprah has refused to have Sarah Palin on her show, despite the fact that her staff want this. This is outright discrimination.

The Washington Post and the Atlantic have still not apologized for their vile and evil attacks on her children and family.

The press and media need to treat Palin with the respect she deserves as a woman, a mother and fighter of corruption in government.

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Posted by Abolish Israel NOW
a resident of Stanford
on Sep 5, 2008 at 7:37 am

I don't believe Oprah would refuse to interview Palin.

Have you got a link?

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Posted by ng
a resident of Hoover School
on Sep 5, 2008 at 7:40 am

link re oprahs discrimination against PalinWeb Link

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Posted by Elect McCain????
a resident of another community
on Sep 5, 2008 at 7:41 am

Sharon--get a grip. Repeating lies and distortions do not make them the truth.
Explain how Oprah refusing to interview someone is discrimination.
You and your alter egos continue to use the term "vile and evil attacks". Are these the talking points given to you by Rush Limbaugh et al to try to divert attention away from Palin's misdeeds?
Let's not forget how Obama has been run through the grinder since the beginning of 2007. If Palin can't stand the heat, she should get out of the kitchen

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Posted by Abolish Israel NOW
a resident of Stanford
on Sep 5, 2008 at 7:44 am

Yeah, I always turn to the Drudge Report for reliable Oprah updates.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 5, 2008 at 1:40 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Try objective journalism rather than gotcha Kay Boyle style advocacy and interviews might have meaning.

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