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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
WND Again Bashes Gibbs For Not Answering Question That Wasn't Asked
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily's nonsensical strategy of attacking White House press secretary Robert Gibbs for not answering questions that weren't asked resurfaces in an Oct. 4 WND article:

The same day that Rush Limbaugh identified Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs as "Robert Fibs," a key question about White House reaction to a University of Chicago vote to deny longtime Obama buddy Bill Ayers emeritus status went unanswered.

That's because Les Kinsolving, WND's correspondent at the White House and the second-most senior reporter on the beat behind Connie Lawn, wasn't recognized for any questions.

As before WND provides no evidence that Gibbs deliberately avoided calling on Kinsolving because he knew  Kinsolving was going to ask that question, so there is no logical basis on which to bash Gibbs for not answering it.

The article also states that "Kinsolving has confirmed that the exclusion he's dealt with from Gibbs is the worst treatment from any of the 14 presidential press secretaries with whom he's worked." It doesn't explain that Kinsolving complained about alleged mistreatment from White House press secretaries before -- the most recent example of which prompted WND to throw a passive-aggressive temper tantrum and a short-lived protest.

Then again, given his long history of slanted and irrelevant questions, Kinsolving has not exactly demonstrated that he he deserves to be called on at any press conference, not just White House briefings.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:01 AM EDT

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