Is Charlie Gibson up to the Sarah Palin challenge?

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Attaturk at FDL expresses doubts.

So does Todd Gitlin, who raises the interesting point: Why is the Gibon/Palin interview spread out over two days? As Gitlin notes:

"Political interviews are never done like this. Because it makes the questioning entirely at the discretion of the person being interviewed and their handlers. The interviewer has to be on their best behavior, at least until the last of the 'multiple interviews' because otherwise the subsequent sittings just won't happen. For a political journalist to agree to such terms amounts to a form of self-gelding. The only interviews that are done this way are lifestyle and celebrity interviews."

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