Thursday, October 2, 2008

Gotcha Journalism

John McCain complains that his sequestered vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin has been victimized by the media practicing "gotcha journalism." McCain's charge has about as much credibility as, say, Alaska's proximity to Russia imbuing Palin with foreign policy experience. Witness this pathetic exchange between Katie Couric and Palin on the mundane matter of reading material:
COURIC: What newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this -- to stay informed and to understand the world?

PALIN: I've read most of them again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media --

COURIC: But what ones specifically? I'm curious.

PALIN: Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years.

COURIC: Can you name any of them?

PALIN: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news.

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