As with Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher asking Barack Obama a question about taxes , Barbara West, of WFTV Channel 9 in Orlando, asked Joe Biden this past Thursday, October 23rd, some tough questions during an on the air interview. Several times during the course of the question and answer session, Biden remarked, “I don’t know who is writing your questions.”
WFTV Channel 9’s Barbara West puts Joe Biden on the hot seat over ACORN, voter fraud, and Barack Obama’s “Spread the wealth” comments, and even asks if Obama is a “Marxist”.
The Gaffe-Master Joe Biden was so upset, that he had the Obama campaign cancel an interview the station had scheduled with his wife, Jill, along with all future interviews.
I’m glad someone else has come out and is not “pitching softballs” to the Obama campaign. I hope this opens the floodgates, so to speak, during the next week and more reporters start hitting Obama hard with real questions and not the scripted ones that are usually prepared.
The Orlando Sentinel reports:
“Why did Barack Obama’s campaign cancel a WFTV-Channel 9 interview with Jill Biden, wife of Sen. Joe Biden? The campaign cited an unprofessional interview WFTVs Barbara West did Thursday with Joe Biden. In a statement Friday, Adrianne Marsh, Florida spokeswoman for Obamas campaign, said the station, in talking with Sen. Biden, was both combative and woefully uninformed about simple facts. Marsh said Wests insistence that Obama was an organizer for ACORN was 100 percent false. In a line of questioning that would make Rush Limbaugh proud, West even went as far as to quote Karl Marx, a Communist icon, in a disturbing attempt to associate Barack Obama with socialism, Marsh wrote. West said, “I think I asked him some pointed questions… I dont think I was rude or inconsiderate to him.”
On the same day, CBS 3 Philadelphia anchors co-anchors Chris May and Angela Russell also angered Joe Biden with questions about Barack Obama’s “spreading the wealth” remark and about a Washington Times report concerning Biden campaign cash donations going to Biden family members for campaign services. Like the most recent interview with Orlando’s WFTV’s Barbara West, Biden is visibly annoyed and blows off questions as nonsense.
It seems Biden’s response to tough questions is to try to discredit the interviewer and make the questions look silly. I am beginning to think an Obama/Biden administration will do exactly the same thing. However, this love fest the media has with Obama will end. The media loves to build someone up and then tear them down.