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    Was It Fair For Chris Wallace To Ask Michele Backmann If She Was ‘Flake?’

    On Fox News Sunday Chris Wallace interviewed Michele Backmann and during the interview he mentioned some of the crazy things she has said. Then he asked her: "Are you a Flake?"

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    Re: Was It Fair For Chris Wallace To Ask Michele Backmann If She Was ‘Flake?’

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    Re: Was It Fair For Chris Wallace To Ask Michele Backmann If She Was ‘Flake?’

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    On Fox News Sunday Chris Wallace interviewed Michele Backmann and during the interview he mentioned some of the crazy things she has said. Then he asked her: "Are you a Flake?"

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    I do not watch Criss Wallce. So I can't really say a definite yes or no. If he asks all those he interviews if they are a flake then sure it would be fair to ask Backmann if she is a flake. If this is the first time or one of the few times during his whole career if he asked someone if they were a flake or some other name then it would not be fair to ask her if she is a flake.
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    Re: Was It Fair For Chris Wallace To Ask Michele Backmann If She Was ‘Flake?’

    That would be a fair question to Palin or Trump, but not to Bachmann. I am unaware of any instances where she quit or gave up. I dislike her for a number of reasons, but flakeyness is not one of them.

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    Re: Was It Fair For Chris Wallace To Ask Michele Backmann If She Was ‘Flake?’

    Sure it's fair. She's a public figure and one of the criticisms against her is that she is ditzy, a flake.
    But there are other adjectives which it is not, eg professional, fitting, useful, etc.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Was It Fair For Chris Wallace To Ask Michele Backmann If She Was ‘Flake?’

    Of course it was. And her reply was fine. No harm. No Foul.
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    Re: Was It Fair For Chris Wallace To Ask Michele Backmann If She Was ‘Flake?’

    I don't connect his name with someone in particular - I'd have to google, too lazy.

    But 'are you a flake?' - since when is that interview material? What meaty facts and discussion was suppose to come from whatever her answer was going to be when he decided to say that?

    My new - HUGE - complaint is that when people get on air in an interview it's a waste of time - my time, their time, everyone's time - because the interviewer is full of self stroking tripe and isn't actually wanting to engage the other person - instead - they're wanting to ask stupid 5th grade questions such as 'what's your favorite color' and 'what magazines do you read?'

    I've really stopped following and relying on the media - full spectrum - because there's no substance, no seriousness, it's just ridiculous drama that leads no where.

    So - did he ask anything else? Did anything remotely revealing or insightful come from his opportunity to interview her or is it all a waste?
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    Re: Was It Fair For Chris Wallace To Ask Michele Backmann If She Was ‘Flake?’

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I don't connect his name with someone in particular - I'd have to google, too lazy.

    But 'are you a flake?' - since when is that interview material? What meaty facts and discussion was suppose to come from whatever her answer was going to be when he decided to say that?

    My new - HUGE - complaint is that when people get on air in an interview it's a waste of time - my time, their time, everyone's time - because the interviewer is full of self stroking tripe and isn't actually wanting to engage the other person - instead - they're wanting to ask stupid 5th grade questions such as 'what's your favorite color' and 'what magazines do you read?'

    I've really stopped following and relying on the media - full spectrum - because there's no substance, no seriousness, it's just ridiculous drama that leads no where.

    So - did he ask anything else? Did anything remotely revealing or insightful come from his opportunity to interview her or is it all a waste?
    People think she is a flake. Its a valid question. And she answed just peachy. Its a gutsy question.
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    Re: Was It Fair For Chris Wallace To Ask Michele Backmann If She Was ‘Flake?’

    Would his dad have asked the question? Doubtful.

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    Re: Was It Fair For Chris Wallace To Ask Michele Backmann If She Was ‘Flake?’

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    People think she is a flake. Its a valid question. And she answed just peachy. Its a gutsy question.
    It's not a gutsy question - it was hollow and thoughtless. . .define 'flake' - wha tI think of as "a flake" isn't the same as what others thing of as "a flake" apparently - just ridiculous . . .not reporting *at all*

    Asking someone anything negative "are you a ___" or "a ____" and of course they'll say 'no' . . . did he really think she'd say "yes" ???

    See why it was stupid?
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