Home > News and Commentary > John Ziegler Calls For NBC News To Fire Norah O’Donnell For Bias Against Palin. But How Can Interviewing Palin Supporters Be Considered Bias? She Just Asked Questions.

John Ziegler Calls For NBC News To Fire Norah O’Donnell For Bias Against Palin. But How Can Interviewing Palin Supporters Be Considered Bias? She Just Asked Questions.

John Ziegler called for NBC to fire Norah O’Donnell on his website as reported by the equally dubious “NewsBusters” which claims it exposes “liberal bias” in the media (from its rightwing partisan perspective). A lot of this was sparked by Norah O’Donnell’s interview with Palin supporters which follows:

Ziegler concluded,

“The evidence is overwhelming that at least when it comes to Sarah Palin, Norah O’Donnell is not remotely an objective news person. If NBC wants to still claim to be a news organization (already a very open question) Norah O’Donnell should finally be fired and NBC should apologize for funding her obvious Palin vendetta disguised as “news.” “

Concerning Ziegler, it should be noted that he reviewed Palin’s book and said

I was simply blown away by Going Rogue on almost every level. For many reasons, this is by far the best book and greatest literary achievement by a political figure in my
lifetime.”

So are we to take his word about a former vice presidential candidate that when asked in an interview was uninformed about what the Bush Doctrine was?

Since the Norah O’Donnell interview was with only two Palin supporters at the book signing in question, New Left Media decided why not interview as many Palin supporters as possible at a Palin book signing and see what the general knowlege and the reasons behind what Palin’s support is in general. Cenk of The Young Turks decided to air it and break it all down in the following video:

As you can see, a reporter can ask legitimate non partisan questions and Palin supporters do the rest. Is that really Palin hating or “media bias”? It becomes quite obvious O’Donnell was just doing her job.

UPDATE:
As people on the right make the 17 year old out a victim of MSNBC bullying instead of it being O’Donnell informing the young lady that Palin had supported the bailout since she was wearing the tee shirt in question, it should be noted that the girl has a political blog called “Red, White & Conservative” where she can echo the lies and hate speech of her political heroes and the howling hyenas of rightwing media. And also, I have learned that besides supporting the bailout in 2008 and backing up McCain’s suspension of his campaign temporarily to help on the issue, that on page 207 of “Going Rogue”, according to David Weigal of the Washington Independent, Palin wrote the following:

[T]he House of Representatives rejected a Bush-backed economic bailout plan in a vote in which two-thirds of Republicans voted no. The impression this made on the electorate was not helpful to our cause. Millions of Americans were poised to go bankrupt or lose their savings, and the perception was that Republicans had failed to respond.

Maybe the young lady will find that page in her autographed copy.

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  1. November 24, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Oh my god enjoyed reading your article. I submitted your rss to my blogreader.

    • americancommentary
      November 24, 2009 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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