John Ziegler to Palin: You should go on Jake Tapper’s show

posted at 8:08 pm on June 2, 2010 by Allahpundit

A fine idea. Tapper invited her on after she tweeted that Israel won’t get a fair shake from big media, but it’s been radio silence on her end thus far. Ziegs to the rescue!

As I said yesterday, if Palin is looking for someone to conduct a tough, fair interview, she couldn’t ask for a better host than Jake Tapper. Apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks so.

I can’t think of another person who can lay claim to being a more staunch defender of Sarah Palin than John Ziegler. He made an entire (very entertaining, if blinkered) movie based on the premise that the media treated her unfairly during the 2008 campaign, and has come to her defense repeatedly since then. Here’s what he had to say about Tapper’s Twitter campaign:

“Personally, I wish Governor Palin had gone to work for ‘This Week’ instead of Fox News so she could have reached/persuaded more people in the middle. I have always encouraged her to do more adversarial interviews because I think she would pleasantly surprise a lot of people and really do great. I hope she does appear on ‘This Week’ but I don’t think this is the best way to go about getting it done.”

Two possible arguments for why she shouldn’t do it. One: Tapper won’t give her a fair shake. Does anyone believe that, though? Granted, JT shouldn’t have excised the term “ObamaCare” from his blog posts just because a few lefty idiots complained, but that’s the only (very minor) sin he’s guilty of that I can recall. There are multiple posts in our own archives about him being tough on Gibbs, and he’s a straight enough shooter to have earned the respect of a Palin-defending media critic as stalwart as Ziegler. He’s not going to ask her what she likes to read, especially not when there’s plenty of topical material circulating on her own Facebook page these days to inquire about. If you want a fair yet challenging interview, that’s your guy.

Two: She’s not ready for an interview with someone who’s not necessarily favorably disposed to her. There may be Palin-haters willing to argue that position, but surely not Palin-supporters. Ziegler thinks she’s plenty capable of handling Tapper’s questions, and the fact that she writes her own Facebook posts supports his position. If you’re serious about her running for presidency, one of the easiest ways to convince swing voters that she knows more than her detractors give her credit for would be to do a “prestige” Sunday show away from the safe haven of FNC. How about it? Israel, the oil spill, offshore drilling, Iranian nukes, the midterms and beyond — there’s plenty to talk about. Palin 2.0 launches now. Exit question: Does Tapper realize that if he trips her up with even a single question, some of her hardest core fans are going to call him a communist?


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If Palin is serious about being a leader this wouldn’t be something that has to be discussed, she would have already been on all the Sunday morning shows, multiple times already.

lowandslow on June 2, 2010 at 9:26 PM

How many times has Romney been on? How many have cared?

ddrintn on June 2, 2010 at 9:30 PM

lizzie beth on June 2, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Well and simply said.

Chewy the Lab on June 2, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Allahpundit needs to quit sucking up to Tapper.

Americannodash on June 2, 2010 at 9:02 PM

That ain’t gonna happen.
This has been a developing man-crush. Now rampant.

Stephen M on June 2, 2010 at 9:31 PM

If Palin is serious about being a leader this wouldn’t be something that has to be discussed, she would have already been on all the Sunday morning shows, multiple times already.

lowandslow on June 2, 2010 at 9:26 PM

Um, only if she were on the sidelines jumping up and down yelling, “Ohhh, Ohhh, pick me! Pick me!”

Nope, she’s sittin’ on themsame sidelines going, “Whatever!”

SHE who chooses the battle ground, generally wins the battle.

Chewy the Lab on June 2, 2010 at 9:34 PM

I think she’s been avoiding this since the election and will continue to do so.

rjl1999 on June 2, 2010 at 8:49 PM

I think it’s more a matter of “always leave them wanting more.” Palin doesn’t gain anything strategically from doing this interview at this very moment. Her appearance on a non-Fox sunday show will be a ratings blockbuster and heavily covered. If she times it well it would give a lot of momentum to a project. So while she should do the interview, she should time it for her own purposes and not necessarily Tapper’s.

That said, as I stated on the other thread, Tapper will shortly be replaced on This Week by Christane Amanpour. Tapper would far and away be the better interviewer for Palin. She should do the interview before the fall, and try to time it as best she can. (And if she doesn’t, who cares. It’s just fun to speculate.)

alwaysfiredup on June 2, 2010 at 9:34 PM

True. I don’t think posters here understand just how little credibility Palin has with the general public. To most Americans, fairly or unfairly, she’s a joke.

crr6 on June 2, 2010 at 8:54 PM

I hate to break it to you, but at the moment Obama’s even more of a joke with the general public.

That said, she should do all the interviews she can.

ddrintn on June 2, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Do it.

Seize the moment.

Kill the meme.

Bruno Strozek on June 2, 2010 at 9:35 PM

How many times has Romney been on? How many have cared?

ddrintn on June 2, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Don’t know, don’t care. If your trying to imply he has to weigh the pros and cons of making a fool out of himself you better try again. I’m no fan of Romney but he can hold his own in any interview.

lowandslow on June 2, 2010 at 9:36 PM

….she already tried very mildly adversarial interviews during the campaign and got wrecked. Granted, she may have improved her media skills since then, but it’s not as if she’s never tried them.

crr6 on June 2, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Would you like to compare Charlie Gibson’s interviews with Obama and Palin side by side?

ddrintn on June 2, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Don’t know, don’t care. If your trying to imply he has to weigh the pros and cons of making a fool out of himself you better try again. I’m no fan of Romney but he can hold his own in any interview.

lowandslow on June 2, 2010 at 9:36 PM

So why doesn’t he do more of them? I haven’t seen him giving very many interviews.

ddrintn on June 2, 2010 at 9:38 PM

Believe it or not, every U.S. President until JFK was elected without any TV safety net at all.

That’s a complete and total nonsequitir. No other presidential candidate has been a tv pundit till now, with her & Huckabee. Both will have to be interviewed by someone not employed by NewsCorp at some point.

I am sick to death of the Palin Concern Trolls!™

Just because I have criticisms or suggestions as to if she should expose herself to interviewers besides Hannity or Beck, the former of which is a horrible interviewer, or even Chris Wallace, who is a good interviewer, doesn’t make me a ‘concern troll.’ You can say her ‘base’ is growing all the time. But, I’m sorry, she’s not Reagan at this point. He was deeply involved in issues up till the time he was nominated in ’80, honing his ideas, and positions. Making speeches full of content, giving interviews. Her speech at the Tea Party Convention was a good place to start, but I would like to see more of that, and 99% of her public speaking is rah-rah campaign stuff. It’s not moving the ball forward on the policy side.

I want her to succeed. However, knowing the media will have their knives sharpened for her, I would like to know that she’s doing what’s necessary to beat them at their own game the next time around.

lizzie beth on June 2, 2010 at 9:41 PM

So why doesn’t he do more of them? I haven’t seen him giving very many interviews.

ddrintn on June 2, 2010 at 9:38 PM

Probably because nobody really cares about him or his opinions. Are you itching to see more of Romney’s views on things?

lowandslow on June 2, 2010 at 9:42 PM

Don’t know, don’t care. If your trying to imply he has to weigh the pros and cons of making a fool out of himself you better try again.

lowandslow on June 2, 2010 at 9:36 PM

By the way, that’s an interesting angle. No one really wants Palin to do any interview as an opportunity to hear what her position on issues are. They want to see if she’ll implode or not. Ditto with Romney, really. We ant to see how anchormannish he can be, not to hear his ideas on health care. That’s really a hell of a way to choose a candidate.

ddrintn on June 2, 2010 at 9:43 PM

Probably because nobody really cares about him or his opinions. Are you itching to see more of Romney’s views on things?

lowandslow on June 2, 2010 at 9:42 PM

Of course I am. What basis do you use to judge potential candidates, neckties and shoes?

ddrintn on June 2, 2010 at 9:44 PM

The idea that Palin needs to make a ring-kissing tour of major media as a means of candidate authentication is ridiculous, and outdated. She’s way ahead of the curve on how to play this race; she understands the American public’s disdain for the media, and will twist their tails like they’ve never known. Romney and the rest don’t have a clue.

rrpjr on June 2, 2010 at 9:45 PM

The idea that Palin needs to make a ring-kissing tour of major media as a means of candidate authentication is ridiculous, and outdated. She’s way ahead of the curve on how to play this race; she understands the American public’s disdain for the media, and will twist their tails like they’ve never known.

rrpjr on June 2, 2010 at 9:45 PM

If she avoids them forever, though, she gets the scaredy-cat aura. That’s not good.

ddrintn on June 2, 2010 at 9:48 PM

It kind of freaked me out that before I looked at who the author of this post was I KNEW it was AP.

Then I realized the tacky, everyone knows AP’s lips are on Romeny’s rear Palin winking photo subconsciously tipped me off that it was an AP post.

You know AP, Palin has had butt loads of pics taken. Your biased and sexist ways are evident in the fact you always use that pic of Palin.

Bikerchick on June 2, 2010 at 9:51 PM

By the way, that’s an interesting angle. No one really wants Palin to do any interview as an opportunity to hear what her position on issues are. They want to see if she’ll implode or not. Ditto with Romney, really. We ant to see how anchormannish he can be, not to hear his ideas on health care. That’s really a hell of a way to choose a candidate.

ddrintn on June 2, 2010 at 9:43 PM

Of course I am. What basis do you use to judge potential candidates, neckties and shoes?

ddrintn on June 2, 2010 at 9:44 PM

Oh pulease. It’s the great objective ddrintn, that only cares about the issues. Disingenuous much?

ddrintn on June 2, 2010 at 9:44 PM

lowandslow on June 2, 2010 at 9:58 PM

As I posted in the Headlines…all in good time. Aren’t her Discovery: Alaska shows scheduled to start in mid-summer? You can bet she’ll be out there promoting them. And until November, she’s tasked herself with a full slate of conservatives to support, and she’s already out supporting them.

After the November election, she’ll be out there promoting her new book to be released in late November. And you can bet she’ll train her focus on the 2012 elections just as she did for 2010, whether she has a personal announcement or not. All adding up to lots or personal appearances and public exposure.

Now, tell again me why she should go on a show NOW that allows, among others, Al Sharpton and Bill Maher a forum? Because Jake Tappers Twitter said so?!

LOLZ!

It would be nothing but a distraction, and the usual attempt by the MFM to set the agenda and redirect the conversation, looking for a “gotcha” moment. Simply put, it would be a mistake right now, but she’ll get to it in due time.

/due time = about 6 – 12 months

ornery_independent on June 2, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Believe it or not, every U.S. President until JFK was elected without any TV safety net at all.

That’s a complete and total nonsequitir.

No, lizzie beth, it wasn’t a non sequitur; I was saying that we have elected every President of the United States until 1960 with no TV coverage–even interviews!–at all.
The JFK-Nixon campaign marked the first time that the candidates were ever interviewed on TV.
Look it up!
If we can elect Presidents Washington-Eisenhower without them doing TV interviews, we can elect Sarah Palin that way, too!

He was deeply involved in issues up till the time he was nominated in ‘80, honing his ideas, and positions. Making speeches full of content, giving interviews.

Honey, I lived through those years and I don’t ever remember Reagan giving interviews!
I do remember him showing up in the summer of 1980 and promising us our best hope of escaping from the misery of Jimmy Carter!

Her speech at the Tea Party Convention was a good place to start, but I would like to see more of that, and 99% of her public speaking is rah-rah campaign stuff. It’s not moving the ball forward on the policy side.

You’d like to see more and you think it’s rah-rah while a lot of us are already enjoying her weigh in on the policy side in her speeches, on Fox and in her Facebook Notes.

I want her to succeed. However, knowing the media will have their knives sharpened for her, I would like to know that she’s doing what’s necessary to beat them at their own game the next time around.

lizzie beth on June 2, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Sarah beats them at their own game by being herself.
Period.

Jenfidel on June 2, 2010 at 10:10 PM

lol

July, 2009: “OMG SARAH PALIN’S CAREER IS OVER!!~~!!!!!11 WHAT A QUITTER!”
September, 2009: “Death Panels! Palin is derailing Obamacare!”
November, 2009: “Sarah’s book is breaking records; she’s now emerging as a powerful force!”
January, 2010: “SARAH PALIN’S FACEBOOK DOMINATES THE WORLD”
March, 2010: “Sarah Palin: QUEEN OF THE TEA PARTY WHAT A MEGAFORCE OF CONSERVATISM!”
April, 2010: “Sarah Palin’s MAMA GRIZZLIES are striking back! Women + Conservatism!”

June, 2010: “God, if Sarah Palin doesn’t INTERVIEW WITH JAKE TAPPER, HER LIFE AND CAREER AS SHE KNOWS IT ARE OVER!”

Excuse me if I keep my smelling salts firmly corked within the vial, Allahpundit.

lansing quaker on June 2, 2010 at 10:23 PM

If she avoids them forever, though, she gets the scaredy-cat aura. That’s not good.

ddrintn on June 2, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Too late. It’s clear she’d rather snipe from the safety of Facebook and Twitter than face real questions from a non-Fox journalist.

chumpThreads on June 2, 2010 at 10:26 PM

Sarah Palin, all over the news tonight……
Mathews, Olbermann, Maddow, Joy Behar, O’Reilly, CNN….. LOL
Not bad for Mrs. Irrelevant……..
She really got those deranged hating lefties all wee weed up!!!

Sarah rising, Obama failing.
Life is good.

idesign on June 2, 2010 at 10:34 PM

I want her to succeed. However, knowing the media will have their knives sharpened for her, I would like to know that she’s doing what’s necessary to beat them at their own game the next time around.

lizzie beth on June 2, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Interesting game….the only way to win is..not..to..play!

Sarah is re-setting the rules. MSM commies don’t know what’s hitting them, and are clueless about how to respond (and everything else).

Don’t take the bait, Sarah! It’s got a hook in hit!

Who is John Galt on June 2, 2010 at 10:35 PM

Exit question: Does Tapper realize that if he trips her up with even a single question, some of her hardest core fans are going to call him a communist?

Those Palin supporters are nuts, all right. They even try to rig meaningless straw polls just so they can claim a “win” for their gal.

Oh, wait. Nevermind.

Mr. Wednesday Night on June 2, 2010 at 10:40 PM

Too late. It’s clear she’d rather snipe from the safety of Facebook and Twitter than face real questions from a non-Fox journalist.

chumpThreads on June 2, 2010 at 10:26 PM

Right, because (1) nobody gives a s**t about policy, which is why writing essays about current events on Facebook is like soooo lame, and (2) real Americans decide who they want as their leaders by watching how they perform when loud yappy rude “journalists” ask them real questions about which brand of Creationism they go for, whether they understand that Africa is a continent and not a country, whether their children are really their own and not stolen from their own relatives, and what kind of people they are for harassing their new neighbors by erecting a new fence on their own property.

Honestly, Sarah Palin gets her views out to the country via Facebook remarkably well. Astonishingly well, really. She does better using Facebook than she ever would via the news/talk shows, as her experience just in the past week with NBC shows. Personally I really see no need for Palin to help the ratings of the media swine responsible for these Sunday morning shows that people want Palin to submit to. Why should she? Seriously, what’s in it for her? What would it help her accomplish? She’s doing fine without them, and it just sounds like some people want Palin to prove something TO THEM — it’s all about what THEY want, not what Palin wants or what she stands to gain.

Aitch748 on June 2, 2010 at 10:48 PM

I sense a trap here. Usually if somebody is that vocal about booking a guest it’s because they want to take them down for either brownie points with their friends in the media or for their own personal glory.

Seeing as Tapper is no longer going to be hosting This Week come August I’m sensing Tapper is looking to do something more than just being a White House beat reporter.

Looking at CBS’s ratings and Katie Couric’s contract which is expiring at 2011 who’s to say Tapper wouldn’t want this gig. And who’s to say CBS would or wouldn’t blow off Anderson Cooper for Jake Tapper.

Think about it Tapper can give you respect from Conservatives and if he brings in the political head of Palin with it sky’s the limit.

If Tapper was the permanent host I’d say go for it but I’m sensing this is not just an honest “Hey Sarah please come on our show Sunday it’ll be great for both of us” ploy but something a little more sinister.

Remember, every member of the media has disappointed it’s conservative audience at least once or twice.

Chrisin206 on June 2, 2010 at 10:53 PM

I think Palin would be wise to avoid her antagonistic journalist friends for now because it seems that Obama is finally getting some negative attention from some of these journalists. I don’t think Palin wants to distract them.

MCGIRV on June 2, 2010 at 10:57 PM

what’s in it for her? What would it help her accomplish? She’s doing fine without them, and it just sounds like some people want Palin to prove something TO THEM — it’s all about what THEY want, not what Palin wants or what she stands to gain.

Aitch748 on June 2, 2010 at 10:48 PM

If she wants to be OUR leader then yes she does have something to prove to US.

rjl1999 on June 2, 2010 at 11:01 PM

If she wants to be OUR leader then yes she does have something to prove to US.

rjl1999 on June 2, 2010 at 11:01 PM

Well, she’s not applying for the job of being OUR leader just yet, so she doesn’t have to prove anything to US on that score just yet.

Some people are so impatient.

Aitch748 on June 2, 2010 at 11:10 PM

Allahpundit needs to quit sucking up to Tapper.

Americannodash on June 2, 2010 at 9:02 PM

That ain’t gonna happen.
This has been a developing man-crush. Now rampant.

Stephen M on June 2, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Yep. Almost as obvious as his Jon Steward man-crush.

Norwegian on June 2, 2010 at 11:10 PM

Oh pulease. It’s the great objective ddrintn, that only cares about the issues.

lowandslow on June 2, 2010 at 9:58 PM

Yeah, they do tend to come into play every now and then.

Too late. It’s clear she’d rather snipe from the safety of Facebook and Twitter than face real questions from a non-Fox journalist.

chumpThreads on June 2, 2010 at 10:26 PM

In other words, the Obama Strategy: just take creampuff questions from “friendly” journalists up until the second year of your presidency. Got it.

ddrintn on June 2, 2010 at 11:19 PM

Palin can already speak to the American people quite effectively without the mostly-superfluous MSM filters.

She needs to keep her drumbeat going on Obama’s failures and follies, and let the media cover that.

Instead of the talking heads salivating for more mere gotcha “news”.

profitsbeard on June 2, 2010 at 11:44 PM

This is Tapper wanting ratings. No body watches the Sunday shows anymore. This is just trying to get ratings, nothing more.

When the time comes, Sarah can be on any show she wants. My guess is she will never do CBS, ever, and NBC will be iffy, especially after they hosed her with the pervert stalker.

They need her, she does not need them.

gary4205 on June 2, 2010 at 11:44 PM

his is Tapper wanting ratings. No body watches the Sunday shows anymore. This is just trying to get ratings, nothing more.

So true, we’re all logged on to our favorite websites. I’ve always been able to read 10x faster than video…one reason I rarely watch video.

Who is John Galt on June 2, 2010 at 11:53 PM

*snort*

Because atrociously conservative Republicans like Sarah and I want so desperately to have the imprimatur of our betters in the MSM like the late Russert and Tapper and the opportunity to be seen kissing their rings on TV!

Jenfidel on June 2, 2010 at 8:58 PM

Actually, the troll makes a valid point. Palin does have work to do to win over the pillow biters in the middle who believe the what they’ve heard on MSNBC and Saturday Night Live. At some point, if she does have other ambitions, she’ll have to face the LSM. Whether the charges against her are fair or not — and I’m sure you and I would agree they aren’t — they are still out there and it’s up to her (and to her supporters) to rewrite the narrative. If she has other ambitions. If she doesn’t, then why should she care? I think going on the show now is kind of a signal of sorts that she maybe does have those ambitions, and personally, I think it makes more sense to play her cards closer to the vest.

Of course, regardless of when she makes her debut on the Sunday morning circuit, the bar for her will be placed much, much higher than it would for nearly just about any other guest who would appear on the program. That being the case, being cautious is probably not unwise. But at the same time, there will always be people who will never be won over no matter what she does. She could cure cancer and they would find something to criticize about it.

Whatever she decides to do, though, I’m sure it will be the right decision. After following her for two years, I’ve learned not to question her instincts as she is nearly infallible in that regard.

NoLeftTurn on June 2, 2010 at 11:58 PM

Tapper also “reported” that Palin’s death-panel claim was roundly disproven and mocked any connection between Obama and ACORN.

I’ll grant the faint praise that he may be more journalistically ethical than 90% of what’s out there. But he’s still an elitist snob and very thin-skinned.

Proceed with caution, Sarah.

Crusty on June 3, 2010 at 12:04 AM

Granted, JT shouldn’t have excised the term “ObamaCare” from his blog posts just because a few lefty idiots complained, but that’s the only (very minor) sin he’s guilty of that I can recall.

If she were to appear–and I believe Tapper would use it as an attempt to take down and discourage conservatives before November–I hope that the minute he got snippy with her, she should him down for this Obamacare whitewash.

BuckeyeSam on June 3, 2010 at 1:01 AM

Tapper is OK, but he was very dismissive when I corrected him on an error he made back during the presidential campaign. When McCain said the president could fire the chairman of the SEC, Tapper said he was wrong. I gave Tapper precedent to the contrary and he basically blew me off.

The L.A. Times made the same incorrect assertion, and guess what? After I pressed them on it, they corrected it.

I sent their correction to Tapper and he ignored that too.

In that incident, the L.A. Times actually showed more regard for the facts than Tapper did.

I think he has been a pretty straight shooter, but that incident left a bad taste in my mouth.

Patterico on June 3, 2010 at 2:01 AM

She shouldn’t give the regime media anything for a while.
They’re actually evil.
That’s proven again with this stalker neighbor and NBC reporting.
Tapper is a left wing hack supporting Obamunism , not as bad as the others but still bad.

This “When Axelrod tells me to ban the term Obamacare beacuse it connects the helthcare tragedy to him, i must do it” is just another smoking gun.

the_nile on June 3, 2010 at 3:19 AM

alwaysfiredup on June 2, 2010 at 9:34 PM

“Her appearance on a non-Fox sunday show will be a ratings blockbuster and heavily covered.”

Not ta mention it would be a ratings blockbuster for FNC competition, anyone know how FNC, MSNBC, CNN management views that sort of thing.

Hey I know lets ask David Shuster!

DSchoen on June 3, 2010 at 5:26 AM

Here’s a question Tapper could ask!

Palin, if you were elected President in 2012, how many years will you blame Obama for whatever happens?

DSchoen on June 3, 2010 at 5:40 AM

Palin would be an idiot to go on This Week. Jake Tapper may be “fair” but that term is relative when it comes to “journalists” these days. A barracuda looks harmless surrounded by sharks.

I have no doubt at all that any taped interview Palin gives would be edited and promoted to make her look as bad as possible. Tapper doesn’t edit and promote is interviews. Some producer will do it.

A live studio interview will be her best option. Palin has never ceased to hold her own during a live interview. Bill O’Reilly doesn’t count because he sucks at interviewing everybody.

Jaynie59 on June 3, 2010 at 8:39 AM

Tapper… no thanks… It’ll give him more time to DO HIS JOB and report on all the corrupion in the White House… or something like that…

Khun Joe on June 3, 2010 at 9:55 AM

Exit question: Does Tapper realize that if he trips her up with even a single question, some of her hardest core fans are going to call him a communist?

Answer – Maybe Tapper realizes that if that happens people like Allah, The Blue State, crr6 and the rest of the anti-Palin crowd will annoint him as the second coming? And if he fails in making her look like an idiot he’ll be accused of lobbing softballs like the MSM does for Obama.

Palin regularly explains her positions, etc on Facebook and still the attack dogs bring up “she’s a quitter, she’s stupid, blah, blah, blah. Why should she think that someone who routinely dismisses those statements as drivel is likely be interested in more than the viewers she’d bring?

When/if Palin decides to run for office she will need to make the rounds of the talk shows, just like other candidates. Until then – I hope she tells them to FO. (in a lady-like way of course)

katiejane on June 3, 2010 at 10:36 AM

I’m a huge Palin fan, and while I don’t watch Tapper’s show, I love him on twitter. He’s funny and insightful and very fair.

He calls out lefty unfairness more often than righty unfairness. He also tweets his upcoming questions for Gibbs, and he doesn’t pull any punches when Obama/Gibbs act shifty.

I think she’d do great with him, and vice versa, and I’ll bet there’d be great rapport. She responds beautifully to people with his type of personality.

Tanya on June 3, 2010 at 11:04 AM

I think she should go on any of these Sunday shows whenever she decides it is an advantage for her to do it.

Do not let them dictate the terms or the timing, ever.

If she ignores Tapper for two months, and then decides to go on with him and plug the Discover Alaska documentary (Disney owns ABC and Discovery), and answer some questions about issues as well, then that is the way to do it.

Give them nothing for free.
The editing hackjob they did on the Gibson interview makes all of ABC News suspect.
Just because Jake is out front right now doesn’t give them a pass for being a hack propaganda outfit.

Look who they decided to bring in and host the program.

Christianne Amanpour.
Her husband was Madeline Not-so-bright’s spokesman at the Clinton State Department.
She is a Euro-socialst peace activist disguised as a journalist.
What does that say about Tapper’s bosses?

Some are focusing on Tapper too much and forgetting about all the unknown liberal hacks that are producers and editors and so forth.

If she is going to appear on This Week, she should not do it now, simply because she’s being pushed into it.
It is the principle of the matter.
Do it on your own terms, not theirs.

The clever combatant imposes his will on the enemy, but does not allow the enemy’s will to be imposed on him.
- Sun Tzu

All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him.
- Sun Tzu, the Art of War

If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.
- Sun Tzu, the Art of War

Make no mistake, with the media we have today this is absolutely a war. It sure seems, over the last few years especially, that they see it that way, and WE are the enemy.

Brian1972 on June 3, 2010 at 1:48 PM

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