Saturday, March 8, 2008

Newsflash: McCain Angry, Times Reporter Pretentious

This is an exchange John McCain had with a Times reporter on whether or not McCain had a conversation with John Kerry in 2004 about being Kerry's VP nominee. McCain said he would never have taken the spot because of their differing views, although the two are friends. However, he denied such a covseration ever took place in back in '04.

I'm sorry, but to me this reporter comes off terribly. Who cares if they ever had a conversation, or if McCain didn't disclose it when asked? The reporter is engaged in the ultimate form of "gotcha- journalism." It's a non-issue, and she's trying to catch him in a non- lie. And then to top it all off, she asks "Why are you so angry?" in that annoying and disrespectful tone. It's this type of journalism that can prevent politicians from answering questions honestly.

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