Sunday, October 26, 2008

Obama Campaign Boycotts Florida TV Station

If you see any interview with Barack Obama, Joe Biden or anyone else affiliated with their campaign in Florida, it won't be on WFTV, an ABC affiliate in Orlando.

Senator Biden became testy in an interview done last Thursday with WFTV reporter Barbara West when she asked Biden if "spreading the wealth" wasn't Marxist and if America was no longer the world's leading superpower since he believed Obama would be tested by foreign powers in his first six months in office. Biden said, "I don't know who's writing your questions," quipped Biden.

After the interview, the Obama Campaign cancelled an interview WFTV had planned to do with Jill Biden. A spokesperson for Obama called the cancellation "non-negotiable."

If Obama is elected is his Administration going to cancel interviews with every TV station, radio station and newspaper that asks them questions they don't like? It's one thing if WFTV had uttered something it knew to be false or made an incorrect statement and did not acknowledge the error. But all Barbara West was doing was asking questions. Just like Joe the Plumber.

Well, the liberal media better not be kvetching about Sarah Palin and press conferences anymore. One can criticize Palin's interview with Katie Couric but Palin never cut off the interview or asked Couric from where she was getting her questions. Did you see the McCain Campaign boycott CBS? Instead, McCain and Palin went on with Couric to do another interview.

Perhaps Obama believes his own hype and is expecting synchophantic behavior from the media. It is likely the liberal media will get a collective shiver up its leg and idol worship Obama from Inauguration Day onwards. If that is the case when someone gets out of the line the reaction of an Obama Administration will be swift and harsh. It will not be an Administration that brooks dissent from the media or for that matter plumbers, be they licensed or not.

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