Two members of the American media have restored my belief in the possibility of a free press: anchor Barbara West and news director Bob Jordan of WFTV-Channel 9 in Orlando, Florida, who conducted this interview Thursday (HT: Drudge Report):
There was a time when presidential candidates could expect to be asked hard, direct questions like these from any news reporter they allowed to interview them. Today, this kind of questioning is only acceptable if you're interviewing Republican candidates--and especially if you're interviewing Sarah Palin. Biden's "deer in the headlights" look says it all: he expected the usual puffball questions such as "Senator, could your running mate just absolutely positively be more to-die-for fabulous than he already is?" Instead, Biden got asked the kinds of things people are thinking and talking about--such as just how socialist Obama's "share the wealth" tax plan really is, and whether ACORN's illicit activities tarnish Obama's image given his level of involvement with ACORN and other community organization groups in the past.
It would have been nice if the mainstream media would have managed to ask a few of these questions long before now, since the election's only a little over a week away. Still, since the MSM has already anointed Obama and given him the full measure of their approval, it's nice to know that a couple of journalists in Florida still remember what journalists are supposed to be.