Cook will heat up 'SNL'

Cook will heat up 'SNL'

There are 121 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Oct 25, 2008, titled Cook will heat up 'SNL'. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The Saturday Night Live on Nov. 1 will be a really big show. It's the last episode before the election, and NBC has added a definite ratings draw: American Idol victor David Cook will be the musical guest.

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BC from OK

Roff, OK

#22 Oct 25, 2008
She could've asked even more pointed questions, but I will give her credit for the one's she did cover.
I hope the same thing that happened to Joe the Plumber, doesn't happen to Barbara. She may want to make sure she has her bills all paid up or no overdue parking tix, or any civil matter coming up - just in case that some people get annoyed for her asking
the Obama-messiah and Biden actual questions of substance, and decide to make her life hard.
And Nate from NY, calling the GOP "fascist" is insane. Who fears free speech? The Dems want the "Fairness" doctrine reinstated - lib talk radio can't compete, so Air (un)America needs some help. And who is coming after 401Ks? Your "friendly" DNC at work there. Also, who hates the 2nd amendment - your friendly DNC at it again. That's fascism at it's "best".
One more thing, ask Barney Frank and Chris Dodd if they were too busy counting their contributions from Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac to care about doing their jobs...
Not Sean Hatetity

Washington, DC

#23 Oct 25, 2008
I kept expecting to see either Rush Limpballs, Sean Hatetity, Bill-o the Clown, morph from Barbara West's image. I am some what of a news junkie, and I have never witnessed such partisan questions coming from a reporter on network television. I would expect that from cable, since those folks are commentators and opinion makers, and represent the slant of their audience. Network television’s role is to present the news in an impartial objective way, based on facts, not "pointed" questions based on one campaign's slant and talking points.
Barbara West is Sean Hatetity's twin sister. I am shocked she hasn’t been scooped up by FAUX "News" yet.
Patriot

Plant City, FL

#24 Oct 25, 2008
Biden is Lawyer, university professor, and effectively experienced US Senator; yet he had to sit through this childishness from this so typically ignorant media moron as she spout nonsense. Tsk tsk

The utter incompetence of this old woman West, again demonstrates how much the media are filled with morons.
Tens of thousands of American lives, limbs, mental health, and trillions of dollars have been wasted in an Iraqi hell hole with absolutely no benefit to Americans. America is being driven to hell in a hand basket by an incompetent President.
And one of the main reason for America's slide into the abyss is the sheer and utter ignorance and incompetence of media morons like the witless West.
Instead of seeking to inform Americans about relevant issues, these media morons seek to make the news and to be the news.
To the highly educated and competent Biden, this witless old woman appears like a 'joke' to him, as she tries to be the news.
IndyLinda

Lake In The Hills, IL

#25 Oct 25, 2008
Is this what normally passes for political journalism in Florida? No wonder the state manages to screw up every election. It is funny to watch her "tough questions" to Biden in contrast to the "right-wing talking points masquerading as questions" that she delivered to McCain. I don't blame the Bidens for canceling Jill's interview--there's just no talking to some people.
Incidentally, Tyrannosaurus, regarding your comments that the "strongest country in the world today is the most capitalist country". Here are a couple of things you might want to consider: The US is $500 billion in debt to China--not a capitalist country by a long shot. If we're so strong, why do we have to borrow so heavily from them? Also, our economy, like every other one in the world, is not a purely capitalist one. All so-called capitalist economies are in fact mixed, with some elements of "socialism." President Bush has in fact taken us down a road to socialism with the financial bailout package. John McCain, if elected, would take us further with his plan to "buy up bad mortgages."
Patriot

Plant City, FL

#26 Oct 25, 2008
Biden is Lawyer, university professor, and effectively experienced US Senator; yet he had to sit through this childishness from this so typically ignorant and disrespectful media moron as she spouts nonsense. Tsk tsk

The utter incompetence of this old woman, West, again demonstrates just how much the media are filled with morons.
Tens of thousands of American lives, limbs, mental health, and trillions of dollars have been wasted in an Iraqi hell hole with absolutely no benefit to Americans. America is being driven to hell in a hand basket by an incompetent and bungling.
And one of the main reasons for America's slide into the abyss is the sheer and utter ignorance and incompetence of media morons like the witless West.

Instead of seeking to inform Americans about relevant issues, these media morons seek to make the news and to be the news.
To the highly educated and competent Biden, this witless old woman obviously appears like a 'joke' to him, as she tries to be the news.
Hope

Tacoma, WA

#27 Oct 25, 2008
I watched West's interview with Biden and then watched an interview she did with McCain a week or so earlier and it was painfully obvious that she is biased. If she is a serious journalist then she should do more than read McCain talking point.
Travis

Perth, UK

#28 Oct 25, 2008
What difference does it make??? Obama will be president and barbara can think back to the time she got to ask the VP some stupid questions from republican talking points. Next time she speaks of him it will be, "Today, Vice-President Joe Biden blah, blah, blah...) So I don't think we should read too much into it. She'll be stuck doing traffic updates in Tampa and the Biden's will be picking out the drapes. LOL Retards.
dcb

Lake Oswego, OR

#29 Oct 25, 2008
I saw the Utube clip and thought the interview was weak.

Has your reporter ever listened to the "Joe I want to be a Plumber" exchange?

Biden was spot on to mention McCain's speech before an ACORN event.

Obama is Marx??? Are you're viewers really that simple? Are you?

I think you need to stick with McCain/Palin folks to keep everyone happy.

db
Mike-Maryland

Silver Spring, MD

#30 Oct 25, 2008
Another bias news anchor scared of CHANGE!!
I saw her interview with McCain, you idiots do the comparison!!!
Peter

Larkspur, CA

#31 Oct 25, 2008
This is so obviously biased it's comical. West's "probing questions" have all either been thoroughly debunked or were ludicrous that nobody with half a brain would believe them. Seriously, can any of these idiots even define Marxist? It's clear West saw this as her shot to get a great new job at Fox - "Look at me, look at me, I took on Biden, now give me a show!"
Cynthia Hawkins

Daytona Beach, FL

#32 Oct 25, 2008
As a resident of Central Florida, I was embarrased by Ms. West's line of attack. Her lack of knowledge was frightning for someone in such an influential position. Clearly her agenda was not to obtain information for the vewers, for whom she has a duty to present information in a fair and balanced manner. Clearly, Ms. West's agenda was to smear the Obama campaign. Fortunately, she is not representative of the true journalists in this area. I am glad she was revealed for the partisan hack that she clearly is. I will no longer watch WFTV. She will be perfect as Rush's replacement or Sean Hannity's replacement. Central Floridians deserve better. I did see the softball John McCain interview she conducted, thus there is no fair and balanced argument.
shelley

Chaska, MN

#33 Oct 25, 2008
No West, you were incredibly rude and entirely partisan. To compare how you treated McCain and the questions you asked him to how you treated Biden, was completely and utterly unprofessional. It wasn't hardball vs. softball. It was unprofessional vs. softball. How shameful.
Al Geddis

Kennett Square, PA

#34 Oct 25, 2008
I guess I missed the memo that had Sarah Palin doing numerous "open" interviews? Jill Biden cancels after her husband is ambushed by McCain dressed in drag and it is considered NEWS??? Jill Biden is the wife of a nominee for VP and already has done how many more "interviews" than someone a cancerous, ageing heartbeat away from 10,000 actual really existing nuclear weapons of mass destruction.
T West

Wichita, KS

#35 Oct 25, 2008
Marxism? Does she even know what that political theory is? How can she possibly equate a tax cut for incomes of $200,000 or less to a 'revolution of the proletariat' workers against 'bourgeoisie'? If anything, the Obama tax cut is Anti-Marxist, in as much as it discourages such a notion.

Honestly, Barbara seemed devoid of human thought in her robotic repetition of McCain talking points. Her eyes even dimmed at one point, indicating, perhaps, that her android batteries were powering down?
Obama Osama

Naples, FL

#37 Oct 25, 2008
shelley wrote:
No West, you were incredibly rude and entirely partisan. To compare how you treated McCain and the questions you asked him to how you treated Biden, was completely and utterly unprofessional. It wasn't hardball vs. softball. It was unprofessional vs. softball. How shameful.
So, I take it that you must feel the same way about Charlie Gibson. Right?!
Obama Osama

Naples, FL

#39 Oct 25, 2008
Patriot wrote:
Biden is Lawyer, university professor, and effectively experienced US Senator; yet he had to sit through this childishness from this so typically ignorant media moron as she spout nonsense. Tsk tsk
The utter incompetence of this old woman West, again demonstrates how much the media are filled with morons.
Tens of thousands of American lives, limbs, mental health, and trillions of dollars have been wasted in an Iraqi hell hole with absolutely no benefit to Americans. America is being driven to hell in a hand basket by an incompetent President.
And one of the main reason for America's slide into the abyss is the sheer and utter ignorance and incompetence of media morons like the witless West.
Instead of seeking to inform Americans about relevant issues, these media morons seek to make the news and to be the news.
To the highly educated and competent Biden, this witless old woman appears like a 'joke' to him, as she tries to be the news.
Are you kidding?!! Do you even listen to the crap that Biden spews? He's a politician to the core, nothing more.
Obama Osama

Naples, FL

#40 Oct 25, 2008
Mike-Maryland wrote:
Another bias news anchor scared of CHANGE!!
I saw her interview with McCain, you idiots do the comparison!!!
Do you even know why you support Obama? Is it CHANGE? Change to what?
Obama Osama

Naples, FL

#41 Oct 25, 2008
It might be worth voting for Obama if all the whiney liberals and media will STFU. But, I doubt it; they will continue to attack freedom loving Americans until they take away all individual rights. F'ers
Glenn

Tampa, FL

#43 Oct 25, 2008
Barbara West, you were great. The moderators of debates should take this as direction for them. It is on "You Tube" and I will send that link to at least a hundred of my Democrat friends.
Glenn (undecided independent)
old curmudgeon

Kissimmee, FL

#44 Oct 25, 2008
So the libs are getting a taste of what it's like when Republicans are interviewed by the MSM. The shoes on the other foot and the're howling like a bunch of Banshees. Gotta love it.

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