By now everyone is familiar with the idiotic questions ABCNooziz Georges Gibson and Stephanopoulos asked of both Senators Obama and Clinton during last week's debate
. But I focus on Stephanopoulos, because he seems to have a knack for asking Obama utterly moronic questions. For instance, the question about Obama's "cool style" comes from a one-on-one interview back in May, 2007.
STEPHANOPOULOS: You have a very cool style when you're doing those town meetings, when you're out on the campaign trail. And I wonder, how much of that is tied to your race?
OBAMA: That's interesting.
Shortly after that interview, Charlton McIlwain and Stephen Maynard Caliendo
co-blogged their dismay:
We LOVE the response. “It’s interesting,” which means, “what the hell is THAT supposed to mean?! All black people are ‘cool?’”
Lastly, Think Progress has the audio clip
making the Hannity-Stephanopoulos connection.
HANNITY: There are two questions that I don’t think anybody has asked Barack Obama, and I don’t know if this is going to be on your list tomorrow. One is – the only time he’s ever been asked about his association with Bill Ayers, the unrepentant terrorist from the Weather Underground who on 9/11 of all days in the New York Times was saying “I don’t regret setting bombs. I don’t think we did enough.” When asked about it by the Politico, David Axelrod said that they have a friendly relationship, and that they had done a number of speeches together and that they sat on a board together. Is that a question you might ask?
STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, I’m taking notes right now.