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Saturday, October 25, 2008

“I don’t know who’s writing these questions.”

posted by on October 25 at 19:29 PM

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Wow... what the hell is her problem?

Posted by Mr Fuzzy | October 25, 2008 7:44 PM

Saw that on politico earlier - they're actually an ABC affiliate so I fired off a complaint to ABC. fox ambush journalism at it's finest.

Posted by Chris | October 25, 2008 7:45 PM

have to say, Biden handled himself well. I love the last answer. to #2, it's not ABC it is that specific anchorwoman, I doubt ABC is going around to small affiliates asking them to ask dumb questions that have nothing to do with their local viewers.

Posted by andy | October 25, 2008 7:50 PM

Those questions are really ridiculous, but I really like seeing Biden easily bat them down with a smile, calling out their skewed line of questions. I thought this was really gratifying.

Posted by Travis | October 25, 2008 7:51 PM

That women is a dumb twat.

Posted by What a dumb twat | October 25, 2008 7:56 PM

"is this a joke?"
ha ha! he seriously thought he was being punked!

Posted by mnm | October 25, 2008 8:03 PM

HuffPo provides the service of comparing West's Biden interview with her perhaps-not-quite-so-tough questioning of Liar John McCain.

Posted by fixo | October 25, 2008 8:07 PM

The reporter defends her questions. Link comes complete with some people complaining that she asked loaded questions, and some people congratulating her for finally asking the questions that nobody else in the media has the guts to ask.

Apparently, she had McCain on a few weeks ago and asked, "Senator McCain, why aren't you attacking Obama more forcefully for his leading role in voter fraud and for causing the US mortgage crisis?"

Damned liberal media.

Posted by Chris in Tampa | October 25, 2008 8:10 PM

what ever happened to objective journalism? or smart journalists who didn't just believe everything the Republicans told them to believe?

Posted by LT | October 25, 2008 8:22 PM

i was waiting for: "when did barack obama stop beating his wife?"

Posted by rmx | October 25, 2008 8:22 PM

Oh fuck! Not SWEDEN!

Posted by Hannah | October 25, 2008 8:24 PM

he handled that so well. she's a repug shill, and he owned her.

Posted by ellarosa | October 25, 2008 8:45 PM

Money says this cunt is looking for work within 6 weeks.

Posted by You heard what I said - I said it! (Master Shake) | October 25, 2008 8:49 PM

Biden is a sharp guy, he's much more fluent than Palin. And if America would be come like Sweden we'd all have wonderful Parks, good health care, Civil Marriage equality for all that want to get married, real sex education, decent schools, high prices for Israeli Oranges (hey you can't have everything even in a Socialist country) and proximity to other fantastic cities of Scandinavia and Europe. Fuck YEAH I want to be like Sweden.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | October 25, 2008 8:53 PM

They're also the best damn looking bunch you'll ever see. Men, women, children, dogs, cats, you name it. Not an ugly being in the whole country.

Posted by Mamma Mia | October 25, 2008 8:56 PM

The last 20 seconds are brilliant.

Posted by Steve C | October 25, 2008 9:19 PM

Biden dealt with her questions extremely well... can you imagine if someone asked Palin similar questions, instead of, you know, "what do you read?"

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 25, 2008 9:30 PM

You can tell by her retarded (yes, I mean retarded) 80s haircut that she's a total fucking jerkoff. Stoopid hoor.

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | October 25, 2008 9:30 PM

Can I adopt Joe Biden to be my grandpa? I'll fill out all the paperwork necessary. I hope he's not in high demand.

Posted by Leslie N. | October 25, 2008 9:56 PM

Hahahaha. Oh man. Those are some of the most ridiculous questions I have ever heard. Who the hell is this nutjob?

Biden pwned her and treated her with an appropriate level of contempt.

Posted by forthelulz | October 25, 2008 10:09 PM

Biden handled that wonderfully!

Posted by Ann | October 25, 2008 10:09 PM

That was funny. Well done, Biden. At least she didn't talk over his answers. Bil O'Reilly would have screamed at him and called him an asshole while he answered the question.

The questions the anchor posed seem ridiculous only because McCain is behind in the polls. Swift-boat stuff like that worked very well just four short years ago.

Posted by me | October 25, 2008 10:47 PM


How the hell am I supposed to sleep tonight after reading those comments? very very afraid.

Posted by Kat | October 25, 2008 10:53 PM

Obama & Biden: Two suave, cool, collected mutherfuckers.

For a guy with a reputation for "Gaffes", that was some damn impressive verbal footwork. Took an ambush and turned it right around to make his attacker look like a neanderthal boor (not too hard with this woman, admitedly). All without breaking a sweat. Makes me even gladder that I voted for him, and makes me feel that the cash I donated to Obama/Biden was money well spent.

Posted by Richard R. | October 25, 2008 10:54 PM

"Next question Senator: when was the last time you beat your wife?"

Jebus, what a tool.

I have to hand it to Biden. I keep worrying that he'll trip up with one of his infamous gaffs, or go on and on and on, boring everyone to death. But he totally nailed her. Every question deflected with ease. Totally calm. Not too wordy. Always bringing it back to a positive note for Obama. And unlike Palin, he speaks in complete sentences; what a novelty! Biden is at the top of his game.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | October 25, 2008 11:18 PM

In your FACE, weird, old stepford wife lady.

Posted by Procras | October 25, 2008 11:26 PM

I have to admit that watching this has increased my respect for Biden. He handled her mind numbing questions incredibly well. I haven't paid that much attention to him because there was never any question but that I was going to vote Democratic in this election, but I'm really impressed.

Posted by L | October 25, 2008 11:26 PM

I'm gonna bookmark this. I could watch this over and over. I *love* it! Biden is beautiful!

Posted by idaho | October 25, 2008 11:28 PM

What an ignorant twat. Back to the kitchen with ya.

Posted by Jay | October 26, 2008 12:19 AM

I gotta say, well handled by Biden, but I can't help but wondering at the whole "socialist" line of attack. WTF? Sweden? Sweden is our ally, right? Since when did Sweden become the Red Menace? You people are scared of the Swedes? Good God, could you be bigger chickenshits? When has Sweden ever menaced anything? Are Americans really that scared of having healthcare? We should be so lucky.

Plus, Swedes have more sex per capita than anybody.

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 26, 2008 12:26 AM

Well, the only thing worse than a SOCIALIST is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed socialist; sort of the worst worst nightmare to the folks in certain parts of Amurka.

Posted by COMTE | October 26, 2008 2:16 AM

She's just trying to get out of the local market and onto a national broadcast so she needed something for her FOX audition reel.

Posted by Psot | October 26, 2008 7:07 AM

oy vey. On the bright side, Biden is pretty darn impressive as far as responses to stupid, inflammatory questions. We're going to have to get used to this. Free speech is all the crazy ultra-right will have when Obama and the Dems sweep Wathington. Ha. Imagine that, eh?

Posted by Nyima Wimberly | October 26, 2008 7:11 AM

In regard to the interview with McCain, her comments continue to be inflammatory of Obama and, I believe, solicitous to McCain. there is no shame, no integrity whatsoever in the McCain campaign. somehow they continue to cry victim and project all of their fucked up shit onto others

Posted by 4f...sake | October 26, 2008 7:18 AM

Another stupid comment from COMTE. They are not the National Socialist party, just looking out for their (good-looking) people. No need to be jealous. At least they are not nihilists. I mean, say what you will about the tenets of national socialism, dude, but at least it's an ethos.

Posted by P to the J | October 26, 2008 7:42 AM

Sobchak ref FTW!

I love how the news hack is so impressed with herself. She's totally trying not to jump out of her skin.

Biden seriously thought he was being pranked for a secnd there. That was priceless. He handled that so well.

Posted by Squiggles McFarland | October 26, 2008 8:43 AM


You DO understand how sarcasm works, don't you? It's not that hard, try to follow.

Posted by bearseatbeats | October 26, 2008 8:46 AM

@29: "What an ignorant twat. Back to the kitchen with ya."

Charming, rational attack on her arguments. Why not just call her "uppity"?

Posted by tuesdayharmony | October 26, 2008 9:34 AM


I find sarcasm difficult to follow on message boards, especially like the Stranger's meta-buffoons. Most people in the USKKK have a different take on the genre of smartass.

I wish Biden and the rest would stop saying MIDDLE CLASS. What in the fuck is that? You'll get LOTS of different answers in a 'survey'.

"It's really great to know our leaders speak Wal*Mart vocabulary, so us masses can remain clueless, and bound to make our oh so important opinions voiced in miasma."
- my hipless sarcasm

Posted by Must Eat Pussy | October 26, 2008 9:39 AM

The reporter's husband is a Republican media consultant. I think I know where she got her questions. . .

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | October 26, 2008 11:48 AM

I think this more than anything proves the liberal media bias.

Posted by Lavode | October 26, 2008 12:03 PM

On some other blogs, the wingnuts are praising her for "finally asking the REAL questions America wants answered". The very best part of this election is the Republicans going so over the top that it's biting them in the ass.

Posted by M | October 26, 2008 12:18 PM

I'm usually not one to swear, but I think my reply to half these questions would have been "What the fuck?"

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | October 26, 2008 12:19 PM

Fair and balanced - just like an elephant and a mouse on a seesaw.

Posted by RHETT ORACLE | October 26, 2008 12:34 PM

I think we have a new game: translating all of the "media elite's" questions into questions this woman would ask.

For example, Katie Couric asks "Why do you think Roe v. Wade was a good decision?". Translation: "Why do you love murdering babies?" Brian Williams asks "What is the definition of a terrorist?". Translation: "Aren't you ashamed to be the running mate of a terrorist?" Etc.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 26, 2008 1:31 PM

38: Yes, I'm going to feel guilty now because I put down a woman. How will I ever live with all the liberal guilt?

Posted by Jay | October 26, 2008 1:42 PM

It should be the goal of all good-hearted people to turn America into Sweden. We should be so lucky.

Posted by Matthew | October 26, 2008 1:43 PM

Seriously, who is this bee-otch and what ABC affiliate aired this "news interview"?

Posted by blackhook | October 26, 2008 1:54 PM

A lot of television stations and broadcasting systems in the red states are owned by far-right, evangelical hard-ons who have a real aversion to anything related to social justice. It's part of the reason why, for instance, poor people who don't have a pot to piss in are against something like the "death" tax which greatly benefits the well-to-do. They watch television and become so numbed by the propaganda, they don't recognize it as such: It must be true. It's on the news.

Posted by Bauhaus | October 26, 2008 2:26 PM

WFTV - more like WTF V, right? right? right? eh

Posted by jen zwick | October 26, 2008 3:48 PM

Obama never should have said "spread the wealth around".

But still yes, the stupid, I mean what's with the Marx? Sweden is a capitalist country, as well as a socialist country, they have rich people and engineers and loggers, though maybe they do make something like $20 / hour at McDonalds. They're really not that different from here. She makes it sound like they're behind the Iron Curtain.

Posted by daniel | October 26, 2008 5:33 PM

Interesting...on the WFTV site video archives, Barbara West interviews Biden 3 weeks earlier, and she is actually a reasonable questioner...

What gives here?!?

Posted by blackhook | October 26, 2008 7:25 PM

Sorry ... was this an ABC affiliate or FAUX NOOZ?
Worst questions EVER.

Posted by zil | October 27, 2008 7:07 AM

I think the appropriate word here is - cunt.

Posted by Word of the Day | October 27, 2008 9:38 AM

@52: marching orders from the station owners to her editors.

i congratulate biden for not reaching through the tv to choke a bitch.

Posted by max solomon | October 27, 2008 9:42 AM

My god you people are a bunch of idiots and where do you come off insulting somebody because of the questions they ask. Proves that the extreme Democrat is as bad as the extreme Republican. I am ashamed!

The Obama Campaign must have written the question because Joe The Bidden answered each of them brilliantly. Smart answers to the not so subtle McCain campaign tag of socialist, communist.

Posted by | October 27, 2008 10:47 AM

@56 I think you have something up your butt. News is supposed to be unbiased. Those questions were from the extreme conservative right. Her questions were unfair and she needed to be called out on them--In a name calling manner? Probably not but the point you should be getting from what you call these 'idiots' is that her questions were outrageous for a supposed unbiased news station (news station's are atleast supposed to pretend they are unbiased).

Posted by Robin L. | October 27, 2008 11:24 AM

@56, Yeah, pretty sure this isn't the 1950s. Pretty sure McCarthy is fucking dead and there is no more Red Scare. These questions quoting Carl Marx are utterly ridiculous. If conservatives want to live through the 1950s again they should all seal themselves in a fucking bomb shelter and wait for the A-bombs to hit. Jeepers!

Posted by Sam | October 27, 2008 8:25 PM

@57, @58. Wow touchy touchy. Ooohh don't ask us hard questions? Well thank goodness somebody like Bidden can take it at least.

Posted by | October 28, 2008 8:09 AM

No, #59, we're saying don't ask us fucking, knuckle-dragging stupid-as-shit questions.

That you can't tell the difference (not to mention that you can't spell Biden's name correctly), well . . . never mind, it's not worth it.

Posted by Tracy | October 28, 2008 3:22 PM

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