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    Who Was In The Right?

    O’Donnell walks out of CNN interview – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

    But when asked about issues from her book and her campaign Wednesday, O'Donnell walked away from the interview, upset that Morgan wasn't not talking about the things she wished to address.

    "Don't you think as a host, if I say this is what I want to talk about, that's what we should address?" she asked Morgan.

    When Morgan said "no," O'Donnell began to take off her microphone and said she had turned down another interview for this appearance.
    Basically, Piers Morgan was asking her about her stance on gay issues and abstinence, about stuff she had said during her campaign for senate, and in her new book. She got upset and walked off. Was Morgan in the right to ask those questions, was O'Donnal right to think she should be able to control the topic?
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    Re: Who Was In The Right?

    Morgan likes to focus on the easier things: sex, drugs, rock and roll, and twitter. Anything more than that would bore his twitter world. O'Donnell was stupid to argue that she is interested in staying in the political arena and then refusing to discuss policies or political issues and social issues within her obvious domain of interest. She was looking for an out. Then again, Morgan didn't move onto anything else to see what she would do, knowing that the story would become about his interview experience.
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    Re: Who Was In The Right?

    When you go on a talk show, you should expect that, that person will ask contraversial things about you.

    Clearly O'Donnel is not self aware, she has said and done contraversial things.

    O'Donnel cannot expect not to be asked about these things.

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    Re: Who Was In The Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    When you go on a talk show, you should expect that, that person will ask contraversial things about you.

    Clearly O'Donnel is not self aware, she has said and done contraversial things.

    O'Donnel cannot expect not to be asked about these things.
    So many politicians expect to be coddled these days and then scream media bias when they aren't.

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    Re: Who Was In The Right?

    Sure Morgan was right to ask those questions...who are these new politicians to believe they can make statements and then dont have to answer to them...if you dont like being questioned dont run for office....WE the people have a right to know all about your stances...if you want to represent us.

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    Re: Who Was In The Right?

    Dont know, but from what I have seen over the years there is usually a fairly clear understanding of a topic which will be the centerpiece of the interview. IF the show misrepresented the 'what' and focused on the 'weird' then I suppose she was in the right for walking out. Then again...this is a woman who wants to wear big girl panties and be an elected representative to congress. She probably should develop better skills in dealing with media type folk.

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    Re: Who Was In The Right?

    Assuming that O'Donnell made it clear when agreeing to the interview that "X, Y, and Z" were the acceptable topics for the interview, the moment Morgan went to anything other than those topics she is fully within her rights to stand up and walk out, feeling as though HE was in the wrong.

    If those limitations were not presented as conditions of the interview, then he is free to address whatever topic he wants. She is still free to say "no comment" or to walk out, but that is then on HER, not on HIM.

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    Re: Who Was In The Right?

    Only speaking about what the guest wants to talk about is the standard hosts have set. It's their fault. But no, that is not how it should be.

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    Re: Who Was In The Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Only speaking about what the guest wants to talk about is the standard hosts have set. It's their fault. But no, that is not how it should be.
    If these hosts want to continue having these guests, they are going to have to continue to deal with the limitations imposed on them by the guests and their publicists, managers, etc.... If the host feels they can do their show without guests, great. If not, they will always be forced to cut these types of deals because if they don't, someone else will.

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    Re: Who Was In The Right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    If these hosts want to continue having these guests, they are going to have to continue to deal with the limitations imposed on them by the guests and their publicists, managers, etc.... If the host feels they can do their show without guests, great. If not, they will always be forced to cut these types of deals because if they don't, someone else will.
    No they don't. These guests need the air time every bit as much as the hosts needs guests. If no host would give a political candidate air time unless they were willing to answer the questions the hosts want addressed they would.

    Unfortunately, there will be hosts willing to toss the easy questions. So as I said, it's their own fault guests won't answer the questions.

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