ABC News anchor Charles Gibson flummoxes Sarah Palin in their first interview

Media criticism.
Sept. 11 2008 9:44 PM

Palin vs. Gibson, Round 1

The ABC News anchor flummoxes the GOP amateur.

Read John Dickerson, Fred Kaplan, and Timothy Noah for more of Slate's take on Sarah Palin's interview with Charles Gibson.

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