Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cut, Edit, Run

First there was the Couric interview

Then there was the gotcha factor in Couric's demeanor that CBS has denied. Moreover, there was the fancy editing that can make you look out of place. And I have seen how it was done with my own interviews.

Couric is not the only member of the broadcast news corps who has sought to diminish Palin's professional position, though she may be the most high profile. Producers and editorial staff at both NBC and ABC report that fellow staffers have openly ridiculed Palin, her professional and personal background and her family during production meetings, in the editing bays during video editing for nightly news stories, and while covering Palin at political events.

Ultimately the higher ups at CBS News agreed, saying that wherever possible, the reference to "Governor" should be struck from graphics, scripts and published transcripts. In fact, based on perusal of the CBS website, between video and print, there is only one reference to Palin as Governor, and that is buried in a subhead on the splash page of the interview transcript.

And then there are the so-called Conservatives that Run at the first sign of rough waters. What is interesting is; at no time is McCain asking Palin to step aside for the good of the country.

Maybe it has something to do with surrendering to the Mainstream Media.

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