ABC's Palin interview heavily edited.....

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  1. Bro. Curtis

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    At least is was edited on her behalf because I'm tired of hearing fowl, sexist etc...

    I believe as the interview was it showed she is not ready to be president but I will say this on her behalf, two months ago she had no reason to have a national economic or national health care reform plan since she had no plans of being put in this position. She didn't worry about foreign policy since it was not required to be govoner of Alaska. So really she is holding her own with just on the job training... :applause:
     
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    Aren't most of these interviews edited in some form or fashion? Surely most are not complete verbatim repetitions of the questions and answers.
     
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    When you edit out key statements that would present her in a more honest light on specific questions then it is just a hack job verses editing.
     
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    You didn't read the parts that were edited, did you? You will see they edited the interview to her favor.
    Bitsy, yes, the interviews are filmed in clips which are edited together to one fluent piece. Supposedly, there are no double takes of question/answers but who knows.

    Here is an example Rev, she was asked if she had met a head of state... She gave a political response about international trade activities which was not answering the question. This would have looked like she didn't know what a head of state was.

    PALIN: There in the state of Alaska, our international trade activities bring in many leaders of other countries.

    GIBSON: And all governors deal with trade delegations.

    PALIN: Right.

    GIBSON: Who act at the behest of their governments.

    PALIN: Right, right.

    GIBSON: I’m talking about somebody who’s a head of state, who can negotiate for that country. Ever met one?
     
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    Thank you.

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    Everything you see on tv, news, interviews, etc. have been edited. So whats new?
     
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    I think that it is worth reading all of the supposed edits shown on the link provided.

    The edits in my opinon were not made to make her look good. In fact in my opinon I think that the opposite may have been the motive in many instances.

    Read for yourself and draw your own conclusions.
     
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    I don't know that that was particularly in her favor, but they clearly misrepresented her comment about God and war.
     
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    As Bitsy said, all interviews are edited meaning they have to take some of it out. They do it to everyone which includes Ms Palin. I don't see anything that was edited that would have been a deal maker but appearently you do which as you said is your right to an opinion.
     
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    We all know this question was a set up for separation of Church and state. After reviewing the clip again then reading her responses I think Charlie allowed great leniency (which is why he was chosen) where most interviewers would have pressed harder to try and force her to come clean. I think if you consider the scope of everything involved they did her fair in my view.

    I think it's unfortunate Christians have to tap dance around their faith when being in politics. I wished we still lived in a day when the president (Roosevelt) lead the country in a word of prayer. If you watched her speech to the departing warriors you will see they have her on a very short narrow leash. She read every word in that speech verbatim and you saw none of her personality. Knowing about this leash I believe they took out the political fluff that would be disputed or argued as not her and left her with a solid explanation.
     
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    It was a total misrepresentation. Her comment was clear. He used her "exact words" but left out what came before and what came after, and that greatly changed the meaning of what she said.

    Here's what she said: “Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God. That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God’s plan.” (http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/09/12/abc-edits-out-palin-objection-to-holy-war-question/).

    Clearly, praying "that" something is a "task that is from God" is different than stating that something is a task from God. She said there needs to be a plan and we need to make sure it is God's plan.

    This was just shameful on Gibson's part. He could find out what she said, and in fact, he probably knew what she said.

    The question is, Why would you defend it?
     
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    Like I said a hatchet job.
     
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    I don't see the problem but then again, I didn't think Obama comment was sexist so???
     
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    So what does this say about your judgment then? If you don't see a problem with a sexist remark about lipstick on a pig directed towards a person, and you have no problem with distorting someone's comments to make it appear that they said something they didn't really say, isn't that a big problem?
     
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    I agree. It was not edited to put her in a favorable or knowledgeable light. In fact, Charlie seemed rather condescending in what I saw.
     
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    Sarah Palin looked like a high school senior who was a daughter of a rich donor having an interview with a university president to try to convince him to grant her admission to the university when it is clear that she isn't qualified to be admitted.
     
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    My judgment? Why would my judgment be in question? I am the one who takes the comment in the light it was given. You are making more of it (judging it). Then you question my judgment?

    The phrase is used commonly in the political arena including 3 times by McCain himself. I don't see how that makes it sexist because Obama used the phrase. He in no way connected it to the joke about lipstick on a pit bull. That connection was made by the judgment of others.

    If we keep this as a standard, we won't be able to communicate for fear of our comment being taken for other than how we said it.

    I can't believe how much you all have make her into a God and blame everything in the world when she is shown for who she is. You all will soon run out of excuses and people to blame.
     
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    They can only work with the footage they had, there was no way to make her appear more knowledgeable about topics she was recently introduced to. You are only reading the text and no nothing about how it was said, fluctuations or even body language. Charlie was Charlie and he is always like that.
     
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    Quite frankly, you should keep your word and stay away rather than come in here and contribute this kind of silliness to the discussion. You complain about the rancor and then liken the governor of a large state and a vice-presidential candidate of a major party to a high school senior. That doesn't compute. It doesn't seem like you are qualified to discern whether or not someone is qualified for this office.

    Maybe we ought to examine your qualifications to examine someone else's. Your comments here don't seem to bolster your qualifications.
     
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