“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is a trial which the whole Church… must take up.” Karol Cardinal Wotyla (Sept. 1976)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Part of the Gibson/Palin Interview ABC Edited Out

Mark Levine has on his site a portion of the Gibson/Palin interview in its entirety, specifically highlighting as what parts ABC News edited out. It is an interesting read that raises some questions about fairness.

First, Palin mentions she has met with heads of countries, but none with complete negotiating abilities. Note that the President of the U.S.A. does not have complete negotiating abilities. ABC edited this clarification out and presented it as Palin having never met with any heads of any countries.

Second, Palin mentions how important it is that we keep good relations with Russia. "We can not repeat a Cold War." The Gibson interview made it sound like Palin was moving towards a complete, head-on for a war with Russia over the Georgia conflict.

Palin also stated in regard to Israel defending themselves against Iran: "... I agree with John McCain that nuclear weapons in the hands of those who would seek to destroy our allies, in this case, we’re talking about Israel, we’re talking about Ahmadinejad’s comment about Israel being the “stinking corpse, should be wiped off the face of the earth,” that’s atrocious. That’s unacceptable." ABC news parlayed this more articulate answer into Palin repeatedly saying just "You can't second guess Israel..." making her look like a prepared parrot.

Mark Levine did all a favor by posting this.

1 comment:

max said...

UPI told it like it was:

http://www.upi.com/news/issueoftheday/2008/09/12/ABCs_Gibson_grilled_Palin_hard_but_it_may_backfire/UPI-81241221234472/