The scamps at Columbia Journalism Review aren't generally noted for their generosity (and why would they be?), but you'll surely be touched and heartened by their new product, Gotchaware™, intended to ferret out the pernicious menace of all the "gotcha" journalism currently being deployed against heroic womanchild Sarah Palin by famously hard-hitting, elite MSM monsters like Katie Couric, Charlie Gibson and... um... that kid in that sub shop in Philly. A sample:
* Charlie Gibson, September 11, 2008:
Question: “Have you ever met a foreign head of state?”
Gotcha Quotient: 95
Reason: First of all, foreign policy-related questions are incredibly unfair. As Laura Bush herself said, Palin lacks foreign policy experience, but she is a very quick study. And we haven’t given her enough time actually to study. So you can’t ask about that. Second, Gibson already knew that Palin had never met a foreign head of state. Third, everyone knows that foreign policy questions are always designed to force candidates to pronounce “Ahmadinejad.” Dirty pool, Mr. Gibson.
They are so totally right! So fully unfair! Don't worry, Sarah, help is on the way.