ABC NEWS FLOPS– Palin Interview a Hatchet Job …Update: AP Smears Palin


ABC’s Charles Gibson distorted Palin’s church prayer then tells her that it was an exact quote.
Gibson lectured Sarah Palin:

GIBSON: You said recently, in your old church, “Our national leaders are sending U.S. soldiers on a task that is from God.” Are we fighting a holy war?

PALIN: You know, I don’t know if that was my exact quote.

GIBSON: Exact words.

PALIN: But the reference there is a repeat of Abraham Lincoln’s words when he said — first, he suggested never presume to know what God’s will is, and I would never presume to know God’s will or to speak God’s words.

But what Abraham Lincoln had said, and that’s a repeat in my comments, was let us not pray that God is on our side in a war or any other time, but let us pray that we are on God’s side.

That’s what that comment was all about, Charlie.

GIBSON: I take your point about Lincoln’s words, but you went on and said, “There is a plan and it is God’s plan.”

Here is Governor Palin’s actual quote:

“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 [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God,” she exhorted the congregants. “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.”

That is significantly different than what Gibson claimed as he talked down to Sarah Palin.
HotAir reported last week on Palin’s actual words that were distorted by Gibson.

Palin gave Gibson a history lesson on Abraham Lincoln here:

Michelle Malkin has more on the ABC hatchet job.
ABC also misrepresented the librarian story.

Tom Maguire says sign me up for the Sarah Palin fan club.
Ace saw no gaffes.
Glenn Reynolds has a Palin roundup.

UPDATE: The mainstream media continued their attempt to destroy Sarah Palin’s reputation tonight–
The AP smeared Palin in its review of the interview:

“Palin tries to defend qualifications in interview”

Unreal!… Did they ever once drill the community organizer on his qualifications?
Has the media ever been so disrespectful to a governor? Or, is this just because she’s a woman governor?
This is disgusting.
And, of course they omit that she also held a state post and chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from 2003 to 2004 before she became governor.

UPDATE: More ugliness at ABC— “Is Sarah Palin Politicizing Son’s Military Service?”

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