On Thursday, NewsBusters made it clear that no matter how Sarah Palin answered Katie Couric's pathetic reading list question back in 2008, the liberal media were going to ridicule her.
On Friday, this point was made even clearer when Mark Levin told his radio audience that Palin's answer to Barbara Walters' same question on ABC's "10 Most Fascinating People of 2010" was edited to remove his best-selling book "Liberty and Tyranny" (audio follows courtesy Right Scoop):
Levin informed NewsBusters that he received permission from Palin's people to reveal this matter to his listeners.
As he stated on the air, he believes this edit was done because he has often mocked Barbara Walters and "The View."
But there's a much larger issue here.
For over two years, Palin has been ridiculed for how she answered Couric. Now, Walters asked the same idiotic question, and ABC felt it had the right to edit her response?
It's certainly safe to assume that anyone being interviewed for such a program signs a contract stipulating that ABC can make edits. However, given how this matter has plagued Palin, it is highly offensive that Walters and the producers would in any way alter her answer to this particular question.
Shame on you, Barbara.
Of course, the shame is also shared by the rest of the media that have almost totally ignored "Liberty and Tyranny" despite it having sold over 1.2 million copies and being a key component to the conservative resurgence the nation has been witnessing.
Liberal media bias? What liberal media bias?
*****Update: Ed Driscoll says ABC stands for "Always Be Cutting." As he accurately noted, ABC did quite an editing job with Charlie Gibson's Palin interview in September 2008.
So, this is nothing new!