Obama Campaign Cries Foul At Tough Media Questions

I guess not all reporters and media outlets have been slurping the poisoned koolaid from the Fountain of O.  WFTV Channel 9’s Barbara West opted not ask the typical softball questions to Democratic VP candidate Joe “Gaffalot” Biden.


West asked about Sen. Barack Obama’s comment, to Joe the Plumber, about spreading the wealth. She quoted Karl Marx and asked how Obama isn’t himself being a Marxist with the “spreading the wealth” comment.

“Are you joking?” said Biden, who is Obama’s running mate. “No,” West said.

West later asked Biden about his comments that Obama could be tested early on as president. She wondered if the Delaware senator was saying America’s days as the world’s leading power were over.

“I don’t know who’s writing your questions,” Biden shot back.

The Obama campaign was so unhappy about the Chutzpah of Barbara West’s questions that they canceled a interview that was scheduled with Jill Biden, Mr Gaffalot’s old lady.

From Michelle Malkin:

Why did Barack Obama’s campaign cancel a WFTV-Channel 9 interview with Jill Biden, wife of Sen. Joe Biden? The campaign cited “an unprofessional interview” WFTV’s Barbara West did Thursday with Joe Biden. In a statement Friday, Adrianne Marsh, Florida spokeswoman for Obama’s campaign, said the station, in talking with Sen. Biden, was “both combative and woefully uninformed about simple facts.” Marsh said West’s insistence that Obama was an organizer for ACORN was “100 percent false.” “In a line of questioning that would make Rush Limbaugh proud, West even went as far as to quote Karl Marx, a Communist icon, in a disturbing attempt to associate Barack Obama with socialism,” Marsh wrote. West said, “I think I asked him some pointed questions. . . . I don’t think I was rude or inconsiderate to him.”

How dare the media ask such questions of the Obamessiah.  Don’t they know who he is?  He is their lord and savior and they have no right to ask such questions about their “Dear Leader”.  

Team Obama have gotten way to use to the all fluff and no stuff questions posed by the biased media.  It was a refreshing change to see real journalism in action and to see Joe Biden slapped around.

2 responses to “Obama Campaign Cries Foul At Tough Media Questions

  1. That was a great interview. Joe Biden’s answers were spot-on. I think the controversy comes because the questions were loaded, quite subjective and even at times uninformed, much like the vitriol coming from the GOP (like a vote for Obama = a new holocaust email sent to Jews in Penn.). And honestly, her questions showed no sense of objective journalism, which does nothing to bring our country together.

    As a game in comparative objectives, I would love to see questions from Barbara West to the Bush Admin. regarding 1) the lies that led us to the Iraq War, 2) what the admin. knew about 9/11 threat prior to the attacks, 3) Rove and Cheney’s role in the Joe Wilson smear campaign, 4) the ridiculous rate of spending from this admin. during the last 8 years, 5) the Katherine Harris fiasco in Florida, 6) the voter-fraud issues with rigged voting machines in Ohio in 2004, 7) the “phantom” explosions and subsequent fires in the largest US armory in Iraq that went unaddressed by our military, 8) the suppression of the media to have footage of the Iraq war shown in the US as well as the “ban” on filming of flag-draped caskets returning home from the Middle East, 9) the cover-up of Pat Tillman’s murder, 10)the soft treatment and courting of Saudi officials over the last 8 years, 11)the Scooter Libby pardon, 12)the direct link of the Bush admin. to the specific leaders of the religious right, including Haggard and his cronies, 13) the vanishing act of Bush and Cheney over the last 6 months, 14) the inaccuracies and ommisions of the 9/11 Commisions official report, 15) the glaring inacurracies of the “scientific” explanations of the collapse of WTT 1, 2, & 7, 16)the bungling of the admin. in addressing the needs of the people after Hurricane Katrina, 17) why Cheney still refuses to follow the law with a financial disclosure that is required of all elected officials, 18) what happened to Laura Bush’s “fight” for literacy that has apparently been derailed, 19) the profits made by those in this admin. since the passing of NCLB legislation, and 20) why we deverted our military attention from Bin Laden and Afghanistan to Hussein and Iraq.

    There are literally dozens more issues over the last 8 years that could use some hard hitting questions, and I would like to see how she would have approached these issues in an interview. Since Ms. West is a journalist, I would assume her approach would be just as pointed and there should be a record of her approach toward such issues over the last 8 years since she is a member of the MSM–so dig into the archives, wonks and see if this angle of questioning has ever been employed against the Bush administration over the last 8 years!!!

  2. I love how the left cries foul when they get a taste of what the right deals with every day. Call the waaaahmbulance – Joe Biden is in distress.

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