Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Out-Palin-ing Palin

Nevada's Republican candidate for the Senate, Sharron Angle, has a peculiar relationship with the media. Witness this exchange on Fox News with Carl Cameron. Money quote:
We want [the press] to ask the questions we want to answer so that they report
the news the way we want it reported.

This woman is not stupid, and not naive. She has already gone on record stating that she avoids the mainstream press because "there's no earning for me there." In other words, she can't use the mainstream press to raise money for her campaign. She only wants press when it helps, and that's a worthwhile desire, to be sure. No one wants bad press when one is running for office. But to be so brazenly open about her contempt for traditional attempts to get at the heart of a candidate's message in an objective, non-slanted way will put reporters in the position of having to ask tougher questions to avoid looking like her stooges. And then voters will get nothing like the truth. Hmmm, sounds like textbook Republican strategy.

Fox should just give her her own show and be done with it already.

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