Apr. 26, and May 10, 2011
Did you notice how the mainstream media (MSM), that rag-time mix of status-quo reporters, gets down on each Republican candidate as they appear on the horizon for the 2012 election season? No? Then, perhaps you've seen them call Sarah Palin (R-AK) an idiot and said there simply could not be a worse candidate than she. And then, they ridiculed Michele Bachmann (R-MN), and said she was a Tea Party radical. Next, they said Donald Trump was a clown, positively the worst candidate, ever. My guess would be that Herman Cain (R-GA) is next, but they'll have some difficulty insulting him.
The MSM keeps interviewing conservatives and tries to get them to look foolish. They always try to pin 'em down! Remember Katie Couric's interview with Sarah Palin? Or, Charlie Gibson peering down at Palin through glasses strategically placed at the end of his nose to make him appear superior? The formula is set up this way. The MSM interviewer makes a statement or two, and then says to the conservative, "So, [title], will you say right now that you have absolutely no doubts [tag line]?" There are variants, but you get the idea.
Example 1: To Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), "Are you willing to say right now we’re not going to let the country go into default, and we won’t allow a government shutdown?" Chris Matthews of MSNBC crafted that one.
Example 2: Sometimes they repeat their question to try to force an uncomfortable answer. To Sen. Snowe (R-ME) in 2009, "Will you vote for it if you're the only Republican because Senator Grassley, another key Republican, said he's not going to vote for it if he has to be the only Republican? It has to be a broader plan than that. Would you be willing to vote if you're the only Republican that's for this?" Care of Bob Schieffer, CBS news.
Example 3: Governor, will you say right now that you have absolutely no doubts that President Obama was born in the U.S.? Christiane Amanpour said something close to this on her show on ABC.
Example 4: Bob Schieffer said this To Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), "You say you’re not for cutting taxes. But am I misinformed? I thought you were talking about lowering that rate for the top-income taxpayers back to about twenty-five percent, so isn’t that a tax cut?"
I rest my case.
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