WFTV’s Barbara West sat down to interview Joe Biden and left the interview in the cross hairs of the Obama campaign. The trouble started with her asking Biden questions the Obama camp didn’t like. Read about it below and see a video of the interview.

On October 23, 2008, WFTV of Orlando, Florida had their reporter, Barbara West do a Joe Biden interview. The station decided not to throw him softballs as has been the habit of most people who interview anyone from the Obama campaign. Instead, West took the interview seriously and asked Biden some questions that have been on the minds of Americans.

She dared to ask him about ACORN and about the ‘spreading the wealth’ comments being made by Obama and Biden. She quoted Karl Marx, who had used the same kinds of terms to explain his Communist ideology. The similarity in the two is why people have started taking a closer look at Obama’s philosophies (when possible).

The Obama campaign cried foul. This was off limits. No way is it fair to ask these kinds of questions of this campaign. They promptly canceled an interview that was scheduled for Jill Biden, Joe’s wife and wrote a letter of outrage to the station manager.

“This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election,” wrote Laura K. McGinnis, Central Florida communications director for the Obama campaign.

McGinnis said the Biden cancellation was “a result of her husband’s experience yesterday during the satellite interview with Barbara West.”

It looks like Obama and Biden can dish it out but can’t take it.

One of the mantras of the left is that its ‘dangerous’ to speak out against the Bush administration. Yet that seems to be all they do. They say people are in danger of ‘disappearing’ if they speak out, yet none ever have. In fact, they all speak out, quite loudly, of the numerous complaints, real or perceived, that they have against the Bush administration. Their primary complaint seems to be that he won the 2000 election.

The left doesn’t seem to see a problem with trying to shut down dissent against the Obama campaign, however. Apparently, what’s good for the goose is not good for the gander. We’ve all noticed the silence of McCain supporters in our daily interactions with people in the world. Obama supporters talk about how awesome the man is and speak of how gladly they will give up their income for the government to decide who deserves it more. The McCain supporters don’t speak. The reason is that you know you’ll be shouted down if you do.

Worse, you’ll be slammed with accusations that your reasons for not supporting Obama have to do with anything other than the fact that you feel he is NOT the right man to be President. You don’t have to look farther than the comments on this or any other news site that doesn’t sing Obama’s praises to see the vicious attacks and accusations that are made by the Obamatrons that swarm the internet in search of those that need shutting down.

This is preview of how an Obama administration will be run. If you disagree with or criticize this administration, then realize that your taxes will be looked into, you employer will be contacted, your neighbors will be questioned and you will be quiet or you will be ruined. You think that’s an exaggeration? All you have to do is look at how they’ve dealt with anyone who disagrees with them while they are campaigning for office.


Barbara West Joe Biden Interview – Video