ABC Biased?  Say it ain’t so!  Check out the differences in questions that Gibson asked Obama and Palin:


How does it feel to break a glass ceiling?
How does it feel to “win”?
How does your family feel about your “winning” breaking a glass ceiling?
Who will be your VP?
Should you choose Hillary Clinton as VP?
Will you accept public finance?
What issues is your campaign about?
Will you visit Iraq?
Will you debate McCain at a town hall?
What did you think of your competitor’s [Clinton] speech?


Do you have enough qualifications for the job you’re seeking? Specifically have you visited foreign countries and met foreign leaders?
Aren’t you conceited to be seeking this high level job?
Questions about foreign policy
-territorial integrity of Georgia
-allowing Georgia and Ukraine to be members of NATO
-NATO treaty
-Iranian nuclear threat
-what to do if Israel attacks Iran
-Al Qaeda motivations
-the Bush Doctrine
-attacking terrorists harbored by Pakistan
Is America fighting a holy war?


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11 Responses to “Biased?”

  1. anonymous Says:

    so which annoys you more: that he soft-pedaled obama or that he challenged palin?

  2. anon Says:

    the soft pedaling

  3. anonymous Says:

    me too. they should all be challenged.

  4. Jill Says:

    “Aren’t you conceited to be seeking this high level job?” I have never heard that question asked of a political candidate – come on! Maybe he should have added, “aren’t you gettin’ a little big for your britches there, little missie!

  5. anonymous Says:

    is there any proof that he asked if she was conceited? i can’t find it in any of the transcripts. the only place i can find it is other blogs and they don’t offer proof either. i think they were much harder on her than obama but it doesn’t help the argument when people make things up. if someone can find proof i’ll gladly accept it but i can’t find it.

  6. anonymous Says:

    boy you’re all willing to complain about how unfair it all is but nobody can find me proof that it’s all even true–and nobody is even bothered by the fact that you’ve all either posted or believed this lie. don’t you think it would be easier to convince people of what you believe if you were at all concerned about the truth?

    the truth must not be all that bad after all if you have to make up stuff to make it sound worse.

    (i predict that i will get responses to this, but that still nobody will be able to find proof that gibson asked her about being conceited enough to seek such a high level job. i think if the proof were there and i couldn’t find it, someone would have shown me already.)

  7. anon Says:

    In the transcript posted on, GIBSON asks: Didn’t that take some hubris? in reference to Palin saying she didn’t hesitate to accept the running mate position.

    I watched the interview and I don’t recall him saying HUBRIS on tv, I thought he said conceit. Anyways, according to, hubris means excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.

  8. anonymous Says:

    my god, someone actually answered. it’s not a good answer, because if the person who wrote the original list had actually watched the show, he or she would have used the word “hubris” and not “conceited,” but at least someone had the balls to answer. took long enough. (“hubris” is a common enough word that there’s no need to change it–if you actually watched the show in the first place.) what’s sad is that someone made this up and, except for semantics, it turned out to be true. as i said elsewhere, abc should be ashamed of themselves.

  9. Roland Says:

    Oh, yeah. I hear “hubris” everyday!! All you have to do is watch the interview, with Gibson sitting there, literally looking down his nose and glasses at her and the way he asked questions…what an arrogant SOB.

  10. anon Says:

    hubris is a synonym for conceit. Therefore the author of the note was correct in using conceit as the implied word – one that most people would understand. You didn’t even seem to make that connection, maybe you should get some more education before you start screaming that people are idiots.

  11. anonymous Says:

    except that i addressed the connection, which would imply that i did, in fact, notice it. and rest assured, my education is both plentiful and of high quality.

    nevertheless, i was entirely too rude and i do apologize. it’s not unheard of at all for people to use synonyms, and my point was invalid.

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