Daily Kos got it right when it referred to Barbara West’s interviews with Sen. Joe Biden and Sen. John McCain as an “Audition Reel For Faux News Channel.” I’ll give her credit for multitasking by finding a way not only to do her job, but also to audition for some kind of anchor position with Fox News. Watch how she attacks Sen. Biden with Republican talking points and then underhand tosses marshmallow questions at Sen. McCain.
Here is the passage from Daily Kos:
So you might have heard about Barbara West, that TV anchor from Orlando, Florida who asked Joe Biden some pretty crazy questions (such as whether Barack Obama was preaching Marxism and whether he wanted to turn the U.S. into a socialist nation), but you probably didn’t see the questions she asked John McCain, and you probably didn’t see the real doozy of a question that she asked Biden when they last interviewed, in September.
I’ve put them all together in one highlight reel destined for the desk of some EP at Faux News. I’m not going to spoil the surprise of her Biden question in this post, but if you watch until the end of this clip, you’ll get one helluva’ laugh.
Here’s a hint: it’s a question that by her own admission came from internet rumors (I’ll post a comment for those of you who can’t watch video).