My, How the Tables Have Turned on Charlie Gibson

Remember back to the 2008 presidential campaign to the Charlie Gibson interview of Sarah Palin. Specifically, visualize a snooty Charlie looking over the rims of his reading glasses at the reprehensible sight of an unsophisticated chillbilly.

Oh, the disdain at having to interview an uneducated buffoon who didn’t depend on the New York Times for the news.

After she was asked if she agreed with the Bush doctrine, the Governor replied, “In what respect, Charlie?”

That was too much for Mr. Sophisticate to bear. After his attempt to embarrass her, Charlie went on to describe his version of the supposed doctrine in simplistic terms. Immediately afterwards pundits pointed out, to the embarrassment of Gibson that several versions of the Bush doctrine existed. The man who coined the phrase “Bush doctrine,” even wrote a piece effectively saying that Gibson didn’t know what he was talking about.

We wouldn’t necessarily expect Gibson to understand the various Bush doctrines, but we would expect the distinguished journalist to be aware of the disturbing and recently discovered (five days ago) revelations of ACORN. In a sane world that would constitute front page news. But for our brave elitist journalist apparently it’s not even news.

On Sept. 15 Gibson was a guest on WLS AM radio, Chicago and was asked:

Okay, here’s my news question. A Senate bill yesterday passes, cutting off funds to this group called ACORN. Now, we got that bill passed and we have the embarrassing video of ACORN staffers giving tax advice on how to set up a brothel with 13-year-old hookers. It has everything you could want – corruption and sleazy action at tax-funded organizations and it’s got government ties. But nobody’s covering that story. Why?

Charlie’s response? After nervous laughter, he confessed that he had not even heard of the scandals, adding “Um. So, you’ve got me at a loss.” Then to prove just how out-of-touch he is Gibson made this snide remark: “Or maybe this is just one you leave to the cables.” One of the hosts immediately reminded Gibson of the massive taxpayer funding that is pumped into the ACORN racket and Gibson stumbled again.

In the worldview of the left, any organization connected to Obama must be good. After all, Obama worked for ACORN and ACORN works to establish Obama’s power base. It’s all good.
Remember back to the 2008 presidential campaign to the Charlie Gibson interview of Sarah Palin. Specifically, visualize a snooty Charlie looking over the rims of his reading glasses at the reprehensible sight of an unsophisticated chillbilly.

Oh, the disdain at having to interview an uneducated buffoon who didn’t depend on the New York Times for the news.

After she was asked if she agreed with the Bush doctrine, the Governor replied, “In what respect, Charlie?”

That was too much for Mr. Sophisticate to bear. After his attempt to embarrass her, Charlie went on to describe his version of the supposed doctrine in simplistic terms. Immediately afterwards pundits pointed out, to the embarrassment of Gibson that several versions of the Bush doctrine existed. The man who coined the phrase “Bush doctrine,” even wrote a piece effectively saying that Gibson didn’t know what he was talking about.

We wouldn’t necessarily expect Gibson to understand the various Bush doctrines, but we would expect the distinguished journalist to be aware of the disturbing and recently discovered (five days ago) revelations of ACORN. In a sane world that would constitute front page news. But for our brave elitist journalist apparently it’s not even news.

On Sept. 15 Gibson was a guest on WLS AM radio, Chicago and was asked:

Okay, here’s my news question. A Senate bill yesterday passes, cutting off funds to this group called ACORN. Now, we got that bill passed and we have the embarrassing video of ACORN staffers giving tax advice on how to set up a brothel with 13-year-old hookers. It has everything you could want – corruption and sleazy action at tax-funded organizations and it’s got government ties. But nobody’s covering that story. Why?

Charlie’s response? After nervous laughter, he confessed that he had not even heard of the scandals, adding “Um. So, you’ve got me at a loss.” Then to prove just how out-of-touch he is Gibson made this snide remark: “Or maybe this is just one you leave to the cables.” One of the hosts immediately reminded Gibson of the massive taxpayer funding that is pumped into the ACORN racket and Gibson stumbled again.

In the worldview of the left, any organization connected to Obama must be good. After all, Obama worked for ACORN and ACORN works to establish Obama’s power base. It’s all good.