Journalism or partisanship: Did Barba...

Journalism or partisanship: Did Barbara West interview with Joe...

There are 2141 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Oct 27, 2008, titled Journalism or partisanship: Did Barbara West interview with Joe.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Nothing Barbara West has done in her 22 years at WFTV-Channel 9 has generated the attention of her interview last week with Sen.

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rmk

Orlando, FL

#1119 Oct 28, 2008
poor baby democrats! finally asked some tough questions and the knees start buckling.

Question: How can you tell when a democrat is lying?
Answer: Their lips are moving.
Monkey Head

Windermere, FL

#1121 Oct 28, 2008
when civility fails wrote:
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very funny
I laughed so hard my soda came out my nose! It was worth it.
David Rudel

Jonesborough, TN

#1122 Oct 28, 2008
It looks to me that the questions she asked each candidate were of roughly equal caliber of difficulty. Perhaps GOPs are just more used to hostile media environments.
otownnole

Orlando, FL

#1123 Oct 28, 2008
Truth be Told wrote:
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The fact that Obama wants to meet with and talk
to our enemies, means he cares a great deal for us. The first steps to war are to cut communication with your enemy, than dehumanize them.. First steps to peace with your enemy is to talk to them, you see them as PEOPLE, less likely to attack them..
It isn't building walls to prevent you from
obtaining information, if the source you are
cutting off presents unprofessional, inaccurate
information posed in loaded questions..
Barbara West was not attempting to get answers but to make Obama/Biden look bad, she was labeling them..
A good journalist will NEVER give you the impress which way they lean..You should NEVER know
which candidate nor which party the interviewer
supports. Than you know they are doing their job..
The questions she asked where exactly the same as many in the country have. We hear these words and accusations about the democratic ticket often. Many people want to hear the answers.

If they were such ridiculous questions, then answering them shouldn't have been a problem. Do you think this is the first time he has heard any of this? His reaction created a big scene and once we wander through the dust, we still haven't heard the answers to the questions. He had a chance to explain why these questions were so ridiculous but he didn't. And the questions still linger....

Biden had a chance to stomp all of this out.....and he didn't.
CINDY CLEANED THE CAR

Tilton, NH

#1124 Oct 28, 2008
if west and the other repubs had their way the min. wage would be 3.00/hour and she'd have her house cleaned for 10.00 and pay the auto mech 5.00/hour

that's the repub's for you ! always trying to get something for free... from the little guy to give to the bigger guys..

THAT'S HOW THEY SPREAD THE WEALTH AROUND !
Consuela

Winter Haven, FL

#1125 Oct 28, 2008
I believe Mrs. West wanted to " Stick it to" the Obama Camp. She was trying her best to swing voters away from Obama/Biden. The truth came out about her husband and her reasons behind the " tough questions".
jess saying

Satellite Beach, FL

#1126 Oct 28, 2008
Ann wrote:
Since she can't keep her personal views separate from her job, she needs to find a new line of work.
Ms. West has lost all credibility as a news anchor.
WOW, if what you say is true, how many liberal reporters would lose their jobs?
Jay

Redwood City, CA

#1127 Oct 28, 2008
I don't have a problem with Ms. West asking what she did.

I do think it's very hypocritical for reporters to pontificate about their viewers' right to know and then turn around and try to hide what their own political affiliation is. It's also pretty stupid since the information is public record.
Shawn

Palm Coast, FL

#1128 Oct 28, 2008
Stevie wrote:
This crazy reporter is talking about sharing the wealth? What has Bush done over the last 8 years? All he has done is made sure his rich friends get richer and richer while the midlle class in this country is being crushed. There has ALWAYS been some kind of wealth sharing in this country. Just look at the tax codes.
Does Barbara West know anything about the United States? She is either totally ignorant or way too biased.
Obama is right the middle class has shrunk in the past 8 years.
But that is because more of the middle class moved up to increased wealth not down towards poverty.
The Bush years quadrupled the amount of millionaire in America.
That sir, is the American Dream.
CINDY CLEANED THE CAR

Tilton, NH

#1129 Oct 28, 2008
west wants to pay 5.00 for that cut and color !

WHAT they want 30.00 ! how dare thay try to live
HONESTLY

Orlando, FL

#1130 Oct 28, 2008
i love the questions she asked. finally...a reporter with some balls to bring out the truth in their VERY socialist ideals.
Mary from Heathrow

Titusville, FL

#1131 Oct 28, 2008
God Bless Barbara West!
Finally, someone is asking the questions we all want to know. Sadly, his gibberish resembles the typical democratic speak he's been doing for years.
I honestly think her questions to McCain were more difficult and personal.
I am sure those of you that continue to hold out your hands in the democratic way will be slapping yourself if this pair is elected.

All the American people really need is honesty and hard work.. not free tax breaks or handouts.
A Mother 2

Gainesville, FL

#1132 Oct 28, 2008
BLAH...BLAH...BLAH!!!
CINDY CLEANED THE CAR

Tilton, NH

#1133 Oct 28, 2008
west wants to pay 5.00 for that cut and color !

WHAT !1 they want 30.00 ! how dare THEY (MIDDLE CLASS) try to live
bud

Olympia, WA

#1134 Oct 28, 2008
CINDY CLEANED THE CAR wrote:
if west and the other repubs had their way the min. wage would be 3.00/hour and she'd have her house cleaned for 10.00 and pay the auto mech 5.00/hour
that's the repub's for you ! always trying to get something for free... from the little guy to give to the bigger guys..
THAT'S HOW THEY SPREAD THE WEALTH AROUND !
The minimum wage was never meant to be a family wage job. It is a stepping stone to get started hence for high school kids and such. It is all about choices. Go to school, learn a trade or something. You want everything given to you?vote demwit. One thing good about Nobama is that we can all quit our jobs and go on the public dole come Jan. How come the owner of the Miami Dolphins is putting his team up for sale before the first of the year. According to him he will be taxed right out of ownership. How's that working for ya?
I think he may be onto something.
A Mother 2

Gainesville, FL

#1135 Oct 28, 2008
rmk wrote:
poor baby democrats! finally asked some tough questions and the knees start buckling.
Question: How can you tell when a democrat is lying?
Answer: Their lips are moving.
I think that should be " How can you tell when men are lying?" HA!
Brian Patrick Clarke

Polk City, FL

#1136 Oct 28, 2008
rmk wrote:
Question: How can you tell when a democrat is lying?
Answer: Their lips are moving.
As opposed to:
Question: How can you tell when a republican is reading?
Answer: His/her lips are moving.

*Please note that I used "single case" in both the question and answer for that very, very stale joke. You did not. Why do I not find such a disconnect to be surprising from a Barbara West enthusiast?

Since: Oct 08

Pompano Beach, FL

#1137 Oct 28, 2008
whatever you people are smoking.... Hook me up!! Get your heads out of your behinds. It's not like the wives, children and husbands of every mainstream media talking heads aren't working for the Obama ticket or the dnc. Should all of their soft pitch interviews for Obama be tossed... No. Let them do what they want, but when you try to silence everybody that has a legitimate question, you are definately moving closer to communism.
Fl Conservative

Bakersfield, CA

#1138 Oct 28, 2008
Ghost of Jeff T wrote:
Topix has been censoring me without notice for weeks or longer. My comment would appear to me but not to anyone else.
See how the liberals use censorship to accomplish their goals? No Topix agenda here! Is this how liberals handle opposing opinions?
yea just try posting something negative about obama on Yahoo! answers and you get reported and they remove your content because you are supposidly violating the rules when really they probably dont even read the crap and just remove it once its reported! I know how ya feel!
later gator

Dallas, TX

#1139 Oct 28, 2008
jarhead in deltona wrote:
barbara west is more marxist than karl marx...i liked her until now..and im a republican,,,she was coached by her hubby,,
Thank you. Coming from a democrat I tip my hat to you. No news person should show their 'true colors', so to speak.

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