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Set Up By a Journalist

How the media spins us

I was at the McCain rally near Manchester, NH yesterday. It was great.

On the way out, my girlfriend and I stopped to answer a journalist’s questions:

  • Do you think John McCain can still win, even though he’s behind in the polls?

  • Do you think John McCain made a mistake in picking Sarah Palin?

  • Do you think John McCain should attack more?

  • Finally, why are you voting for John McCain?

It was clear to us that we were being set up.

All the questions were negative and confrontational, and some repeated Obama talking points.

When we gave straightforward, comprehensive answers, the journalist looked bored and cut us off.

Not once were we asked: “What did you think of the rally?”

This is how the media spins us.

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