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Just when we were convinced that the entire media was in the tank for Barack Obama, a truly magical moment occurs. Reporter Barbara West at Orlando TV station WFTV interviewed VP candidate Joe Biden this past Thursday. As most of us know, interviews with local small-time media outlets are usually a cakewalk for Democratic candidates. Five minutes of softball questions from a gushing anchor-babe (or anchor-dude) is usually par for the course.
Not this time. A tenacious West went straight for the jugular… and in a couple of instances even managed to remove the condescending smile from Biden’s face. Before proceeding further let’s watch the YouTube clip:
Pwned! The Karl Marx question in particular was absolute perfection, folks. A true work of art. It was the zinger I’ve always wanted to hear posed to a Democrat candidate — and never thought I’d hear in this lifetime.
West not only references Marxism here, but she actually recites the very quote from the founder himself that was to become the cornerstone of socialist philosophy — “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” In the process she makes it blatantly obvious to anyone with ears that this is also the cornerstone of the Democratic platform. That was pure gutsy brilliance.
Biden’s annoyed response said it all: “Are you joking?… Is that a real question?” In other words: “Why the hell are you ASKING me a real question? Is this not local TV news? Do you not know your place? Who are YOU, little Ms. small-time anchorette, to be asking ME the one question that not even the BIG media dares to ask? Amateur.”
Of course, we can expect the MSM and lib pundits to start digging into West’s background in coming days if they haven’t done so already. They don’t take kindly to folks who threaten to hurt the Chosen One’s chances. Sarah Palin and Joe Wurzelbacher will be the first to tell you…
But make no mistake, this was an Atlas Shrugged kind of moment. I could almost picture John Galt lurking somewhere in the shadows at WFTV. Barbara West deserves a raise and promotion for that one. At the very least I see an anchor job at Fox News network in her future. As with Joe the Plumber, the veil was lifted… if only for an instant. Wonderful to behold.