CNN: McCain Cancels Larry King Live Appearance
Cable news network: McCain campaign said Campbell Brown interview of spokesman Tucker Bounds was 'over the line.'
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 9/2/2008 2:17:00 PM
According to CNN, Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) pulled out of a scheduled interview with the network after a segment with Campbell Brown and a top McCain spokesman Monday night in which Brown asked for examples of a foreign-policy decision made by Republican vice president pick Sarah Palin.
McCain was scheduled to appear on Larry King Live, but CNN's Wolf Blitzer said Tuesday that the campaign told the news network they thought Brown's interview with spokesman Tucker Bounds was "over the line."
CNN said it disagreed and it is committed to covering both sides of issues.
The McCain campaign was checking into the report of the interview’s cancellation at press time.
Only hours after CNN said McCain pulled out of the interview with King, ABC News announced that it has "the only interview" with the candidate during the Republican National Convention. That will be Wednesday night (Sept. 3) with Charlie Gibson for World News, Nightline and Good Morning America (Thursday morning).
"sadistic and gleeful attack on Tucker. Look back half a century ago at what people like Loella Parsons, Hedda Hoppa, and Walter Winchell..."
I'm sorry, but when has trying to get an ACTUAL answer became "sadistic"? Campbell wasted 4 minutes trying to get Tucker to ANSWER ONE DAMN QUESTION. No matter who asks the question, you should be able to ANSWER it, or at least SUPPORT your stand and not beat around the bush like an idiot.
If this was O'Reilly asking a dem, he'd have yelled as usual, and probably tell thep producer to cut his mic (even though he's being a complete dick, I would have had to agree that you the person should answer a question, at least say sthng like "I don't know the specifics"). Now is that "Fair and Balanced"?
Did he answer the question - 10/4/2008 12:27:00 AM EDT
I'm even more amazed at the others here who applaud McCain for pulling out, who characterised Brown's questions as an 'interrogation,' who considered her 'rude and arrogant.' She's a JOURNALIST. Her job is to ask and get answers to questions! Her sacred duty is to inform the public. Mr. Bounds was utterly failing to answer her questions so she had every right, every obligation to stop him from blathering on pointlessly and ANSWER THE FRICKIN' QUESTION.
Now if anyone here thinks that a spokesman for a candidate for public office should not be *required* to answer questions like the ones Brown asked then they are more of an idiot than I can imagine. I'd much rather a journalist be rude to a 'big shot' -- or their representative -- than to let such a person slide into the presidency where they can do some REAL damage. (Cross reference 'real damage' with 'the Bush presidency' and you'll get my point.)
Barry Seymour Again - 9/23/2008 7:42:00 PM EDT
Amazing how this wanker refuses to answer any simple question but slips into facile comparisons, tired talking points. Kudos to Campbell Brown for at least TRYING to pin down this slippery guy.
Barry Seymour - 9/23/2008 7:36:00 PM EDT
Paul Doering - 9/16/2008 12:49:00 AM EDT
Wow! I am officially a new Campbell Brown Fan. What a phenomenal job! The Media is starting to ask tough questions and not let politicians skirt (no pun intended) around issues and ANSWER THE FRICKING QUESTION! Which no republican spokes person can seem to do. I expect she would do the same with anyone on her show.
Bill Busch - 9/12/2008 1:58:00 PM EDT
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