Palin: Interviews Scheduled Including 2 Full Days with ABC
PEP | September 9, 2008 at 02:41 amby
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The only problem with that story, like so many others about her, is that it is false. And there's more.
During long hours as the attack went on, the news of her upcoming media schedule, including two days unrestricted access for a crew from ABC News, was already public information. While the bashing of her for her alleged "no press" stance continued, stories and blogs about her announced schedule were already readily available.
In fact, the negotiations for ABC's two full days of shadowing her and interviews had been ongoing since last Friday, according to the story in the second highlight. That article is now almost 12 hours old--a huge amount of time in today's instant communications world.
The original announcement of the ABC News extensive interview was made on Sept. 7.
Gov. Sarah Palin will sit down with ABC News' Charlie Gibson for her first interview since winning the Republican vice presidential nomination, the network's news division confirmed today.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will speak at her son’s Army deployment ceremony on 9/11 and spend two days with ABC News crews later this week as part of a McCain campaign plan to increase Americans’ comfort with her as a leader.
Campaign and network officials had said on Sunday that her first television interview would be a sit-down with Charles Gibson of ABC’s “World News.”
But it turns out that she is spending much of Thursday and Friday with Gibson — at the ceremony in Fairbanks, Alaska, and at her home in Wasilla, Alaska.
Campaign aides said the anchorman will get extensive, repeated access to Palin throughout her first trip home since becoming the nominee.
“ABC News will have plenty of time to question her and examine her and spend time with her,” a campaign official said. “They’ll do multiple interviews over two days. No topics are off-limits – there are no ground rules. There’s tons of time to talk to her about every topic.”
The remarkable rollout reflects new confidence in Palin by her handlers, who initially had suggested it would be a while before she did interviews. Now, there will be several.
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