Sarah Palin’s Couric Test, cont’d

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TIME’s James Poniewozik takes apart the latest act of journalism that CBS News’s Katie Couric has committed on Sarah Palin. This time, McCain tagged along, and the results were only a little bit better. An excerpt:

Let’s be fair: John McCain and Sarah Palin weren’t claiming that a question from a voter was “gotcha journalism.” They were claiming that for Katie Couric to have the temerity to take Palin’s answer to a voter seriously was “gotcha journalism.” That, of course, makes all the difference.