Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Charlie Gibson Gets "Palined"

You'll remember the interview where Charles Gibson, the highly-compensated newsreader at one of the old-fashioned broadcast networks, looked over his glasses and down his nose at vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

Gibson made clear his lack of respect for Gov. Palin and his perception that she was not as well-informed as he wished her to be.

After all, Gibson is paid big bucks, very big bucks to separate news from noise. He's an expert.

But, as this transcript from his radio interview on the Don and Ross show in Chicago demonstrates, courtesy of Michelle Malkin, Charlie knows best the news that's put in front of him at show time.

Don: Okay, here’s my news question. A Senate bill yesterday passes, cutting off funds to this group called ACORN. Now, we got that bill passed and we have the embarrassing video of ACORN staffers giving tax advice on how to set up a brothel with 13-year-old hookers. It has everything you could want – corruption and sleazy action at tax-funded organizations and it’s got government ties. But nobody’s covering that story. Why?

Gibson: HAHAHAHAHA. HEHEHE. I didn’t even know about it. Um. So, you’ve got me at a loss. I don’t know. Uh. Uh. But my goodness, if it’s got everything including sleaziness in it, we should talk about it this morning.

Roma: This is the American way!

Gibson: Or maybe this is just one you leave to the cables.

Roma: Well, I think this is a huge issue because there’s so much funding that goes into this organization…

Gibson: I know we’ve done some stories about ACORN before, but this one I don’t know about…

Roma: Jake Tapper did some blogging on it. I know he’s blogged at least once on this scandal.

Gibson: You guys are uh really up on the website.

Exit question: What will Charlie know and when will he know it?

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