Wingnuts are all upset about the CBS debate last night, and my initial reaction was “Why’d you schedule a Saturday night debate during football season?” But then I read the Politio write-up:
But CBS already navigates conservative distrust over Dan Rather’s botched report raising questions about George W. Bush’s National Guard service in 2004 and Katie Couric’s grilling of Sarah Palin in 2008 — and Bachmann’s campaign manager said the candidate’s debate treatment flew in the face of assurances from CBS Vice President Chris Isham that the Bachmann would get a fair shot at the debate.
Let’s remember what constitutes an unfair grilling by Katie Couric:
COURIC: And when it comes to establishing your world view, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this — to stay informed and to understand the world?
PALIN: I’ve read most of them again with a great appreciation for the press, for the media —
COURIC: But which ones specifically? I’m curious.
PALIN: Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years.
COURIC: Can you name any of them?
PALIN: I have a vast variety of sources where we get our news. Alaska isn’t a foreign country, where, it’s kind of suggested and it seems like, ‘Wow, how could you keep in touch with what the rest of Washington, D.C. may be thinking and doing when you live up there in Alaska?’ Believe me, Alaska is like a microcosm of America.
Reporter: Name a newspaper you read, Gov. Palin.
Entire wingnut hive mind: LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS HOW DARE YOU TREAT HER LIKE THIS.
If you want to know what Republicans think are fair questions, think of the old SNL Jeopardy skits. The only thing you are allowed to ask them are things like “S words” and “Name a color that ends in -urple.”