Just yesterday I was ranting on the liberal bias in media, but today I have someone to champion in that media and I’m proud that she is a local gal. Barbara West is a TV anchor here on channel 9. Most local anchors don’t ask the tough questions of presidential candidates because, I guess, they are just delighted to have a chance to do a live interview with the candidates and running mates. Not Barbara West. She asked the kinds of questions that millions of Americans want to hear answered and that put Joe Biden in the hot seat. He threw a tantrum after the interview and renigged on an interview promised to Channel 9 of his wife Jill. I’m sure he was afraid that Jill couldn’t handle the questions either.
First Joe the-human-gaffe-machine told a blantant lie about the Obama campaign’s connections to ACORN. He actually said that they hadn’t paid ACORN “a single penny”. I guess if you funnel $800,000 through a sidearm of ACORN it doesn’t count. He probably is banking on the idea that Americans are uninformed which I hope is not the case. Then Barbara got him with this zinger starting with the Karl Marx quote, “You may recognize this famous quote: ‘from each according to his abilities to each according to his needs.’ That’s from Karl Marx. How is Sen. Obama not being a Marxist if he intends to spread the wealth around?” Yes, yes, a media person used the word “Marxist”! Biden’s response was to laugh it off and ask if it was a real question. He was probably expecting something more like, “How do you feel about the RNC’s wasteful spending on Palin’s clothes?”
After another tough question about Biden’s comments on Obama being tested after he becomes president, he commented, “I don’t know who’s writing your questions.” I guess Barbara didn’t get the memo with the outline of questioning she was allowed to do. Joe Biden actually thinks that only “far right wing Republicans” think Obama is taking us to the kind of Socialism that is Sweden’s government. He is out of touch and I hope that people are listening. I haven’t seen if any of the mainstream is covering this other than FOX News.
America needs to understand the underlying message that this interview sends and we have seen it time and again. I’ve discussed some examples here. If you question the One you will be shutdown and blackballed and possibly even worse in the future. Obama spokespeople will slander you like Adrianne Marsh did to Barbara West as she called her “combative and woefully uninformed about simple facts.” Don’t question the messiah or you will be punished. So much for freedom of the press. Bravo to Barbara West – you done good!
On a side note, have you seen this yet?