Ok, You Got Me


What exactly is gotcha journalism?

Gov. Sarah Palin said Monday that her comment about attacking terrorist targets in Pakistan, which appeared to contradict the position of GOP presidential nominee John McCain, was a response to a “gotcha” question from a voter.

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McCain, who sat with Palin, said in Monday’s interview that he understands “the day and age of ‘gotcha’ journalism. … In a conversation with someone who you didn’t hear the question very well, you don’t know the context of the conversation. Grab a phrase. Gov. Palin and I agree that you don’t announce that you’re going to attack another country.”

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Asked what she learned from the experience, Palin said: “That this is all about “gotcha” journalism. A lot of it is. But that’s OK, too.”

Want to know what I’ve learned? That there really is no end to the excuses…and Thursday night can’t come soon enough.

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