Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Charles Gibson want to rush things:

On ABC's World News Tonight, in a discussion about politics with George Stephanopoulos, Gibson said:
You've just heard Barack Obama say he's going to be deliberate about the vice-presidential choice. But everybody is wondering will he put Hillary on the ticket, and it seem to me as I said to him, you have to do this rather quickly or this will linger over everything.
Sound familiar? That was a refrain heard frequently during the contested Bush/Gore election in 2000. Various idiots in the press (e.g. Cokie Roberts) were saying that the process was taking too long (even though there were explicit provisions in federal law for resolving disputes) and that a resolution was needed as soon as possible, lest the peasants be confused about life.

That "we need to know now" attitude was partly responsible for the positive reaction in the press when the Supreme Court stepped in to stop recounts and whatever else the state of Florida had planned to do.


A Gibson is a martini with pickled onions. Charlie sounds like he's pickled and perhaps lost his onions. Isn't his forte "reading" the news, not trying to make it?

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 6/05/2008 5:02 AM  

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