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The View From Here Is Dreadful

I watched Friday’s John and Cindy McCain interview on The View.  Below is part 1; parts 2 and 3 should be accessible from the video.


I see several posts refering to this interview as “McCain Grilled On The View”, for instance this story at Huffpo [1], and this one at Century Of The Common Iowan [2].

A stretch to say the least.

First of all, the ladies of The View basically threw the same lame questions at McCain that have been circulating the Liberal Media and Blog Sites for the past few weeks. It was clear that they did little in the way of real research, and set themselves up to look foolish.  Later in the show, Cindy was brought out, and from there on it was just pretty weak.  Topics they discussed wiht McCain:

McCain handled it well.  Most of this crew are just a bunch of ladies that like to talk, which is great, but aside from Walters, none really has any substantive journalism credentials, so it’s no better than picking a bunch of people with strong opinions who just listen to the garbage the MSM feeds them and spits it back out.  And for all her experience, Walters was underwhelming.  And providing a serious answer to a question was at times totally lost because six people are all trying to talk at once, with some making jokes throughout the process to interfere with McCain’s responses.

So, grilled, ambushed, anything you want to say that makes it sound like McCain was attacked by these tepid animals, is just overstating the facts.  Pretty dull in my opinion.

If you are looking for an interview that provides a meaningful investigation into policy and practice, with an even-handed critique of the responses, I have only this to say:

Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate