The Democrat Party and the Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik are upset at the interview that aired on Good Morning America and Nightline between Democrat Robin Roberts and Governor Palin. The fact that they are upset by it indicates that they believe Governor Palin destroyed Democrat Robin Roberts on Good Morning America/Nightline.
If Governor Palin had performed poorly, Zurawik and the Democrat Party would be praising Democrat Roberts’ performance. If she had bombed, Zurawik and the Democrat Party would have nothing to complain about. However, since Palin performed well in a non-Fox News setting against a Democrat Party interviewer, Zurawik and the Democrat Party are lashing out at Democrat Robin Roberts.
Anyone watching either interview can see that Democrat Roberts did fine. She pressed Governor Palin on a variety of issues. Nevertheless, Democrat Roberts was simply no match for Palin and that’s why you see the Democrat Party and Zurawik attacking an African-American Democrat.
It’s pretty easy to understand why Zurawik and the Democrat Party are so upset with the interview. It destroys the Democrat Party’s talking point that Governor Palin cannot perform well in an interview that is not conducted with Fox News or conservative talk show hosts. Zurawik and the Democrat Party have relied upon this false talking point for the better part of the last year. It’s pretty hard to continue pushing this narrative with a straight face when you see Governor Palin being interviewed by a prominent African-American Democrat. In fact, it’s unlikely that Zurawik and the Democrat Party can point to one instance over the last two years where Barack Obama performed well in an interview with someone who openly voted for the McCain/Palin ticket.