cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
The title speaks volumes. There is no point to an interview between a 'journalist' and a candidate for high office where the 'journalist' has the mission of attempting to embarrass the candidate. There should have been no need for the "vs" abbreviation in my title.
That is what is now being aired by ABC News. The first increment can be seen here if you've missed it so far.
Charlie Gibson, aka 'journalist', aired the first segment of several that resulted from his much touted interview with Sarah Palin, Republican candidate for Vice President.
None of us is immune to the following:
We will see what we want to see; we will hear what we want to hear.
That is being borne out all across the airways today and will continue for several days after the full interview has been aired.
So far as what I saw and what I heard...
I saw a confident candidate who was accused of exhibiting "hubris" by the journalist. Hubris, if you're not familiar with the term, generally is accepted as referring to "exaggerated pride or self-confidence". My feeling, frankly, is that this term more accurately pertains to the Democrat candidate for President than to the Republican candidate for Vice President.
I saw a smug journalist lay several traps for the candidate that were skillfully avoided to the chagrin of the smug journalist.
I heard virtually no evasion of issues such as is typically expected from a candidate. The candidate had an answer, whether or not it was what the journalist thought it ought to be. And, the answer stayed the same when the journalist posed the same question another time or two or three.
I heard questions posed that I believe should've long ago been posed to the Democrat candidate for President, and would've been except for the obvious biases of our journalistic corps and their employer news organizations.
All this aside, Sarah Palin is still driving the elitists nuts at the very same time that she is enthralling we ignorant louts in flyover country. As I and many others have said previously, she is us and we recognize that. She is human. She has or could have the same problems that you and me have. She actually raises her children as opposed to having them raised by someone else. She has crashed through the proverbial 'glass ceiling' and that drives the feminists nuts. This is simply not part of their game plan.
How refreshing this all is for me...and for a whole bunch of others from all indications.