Joseph Stalin did it. So did Adolf Hitler. Control the media and there is no opposition. Control the media and dissent is negated. George Orwell wrote about it in 1984.
WFTV- Channel 9’s Barbara West in Orlando, Florida tried to conduct a satellite interview with Sen. Joe Biden last Thursday. West wondered about Obama’s comment to “Joe the Plumber”, about spreading the wealth. She quoted Karl Marx and asked how Obama wasn’t being Marxist when he talked about spreading the wealth?
“Are you joking,” asked Biden?
Next she asked Biden about his comments that Obama would be tested with an international crisis in his first months as president. She wondered if Biden was saying America’s days as the world’s leading power were over.
“I don’t know who’s writing your questions,” Biden fired back.
Biden disliked West’s line of questioning so much the Obama campaign has canceled any further interviews including one previously scheduled with Joe Biden’s wife, Jill.
THe interview is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQXcImQfubM
Laura K. McGinnis, the Central Florida communications director for the Obama campaign said:
“This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election”
Any further questioning by this station to the Obama campaign is over for the simple reason Joe Biden didn’t like the questions.
Maybe Biden thought he would be interviewed by Larry King, Chris Matthews, or Keith Olbermann.