When hearing that Charles Gibson won the prize for conducting the ‘first’ interview, I remembered “Charlie” Gibson, the t.v. news personality I grew up watching on Good Morning America. He was the nice guy with the warm smile doing cooking episodes with the latest celebrity chef and broadcasting the occasional serious piece of news. I believed Charlie would be fair, ask tough questions but allow Palin to say her bit.
I watched the interview shown on the Thursday, 6:30 p.m. newscast of ABC World News Tonight. Yes, Palin seemed a little tense and some of her answers sounded like talking points but I imagine she was guarded considering the recent media hits on her. “Charlie” wasn’t interviewing her. It was “Charles” grilling her in a grim, condescending manner. I was disappointed with his tone and demeanor. Was he interviewing a VP nominee or an unrepentent convict guilty of murdering innocent children?
Again, the media did not give Palin a fair shake. The interview said more about the interviewer than the interviewee, confirming what I’ve been thinking for a while: the main stream media is DEAD.