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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Good Egg Award: Campbell Brown

Prequel

Everybody has seen that Campbell Brown interview of McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds that the McCain campaign got so upset about. But there was another Brown interview with the McCain camp's Michael Duhaime over the weekend that was almost as rough and had the same sarcastic defensiveness from the McCain yakker. You can see the tone get set in this earlier encounter ...




Cable news network: McCain campaign said Campbell Brown interview of spokesman Tucker Bounds was 'over the line.'

By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable

According to CNN, Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) pulled out of a scheduled interview with the network after a segment with Campbell Brown and a top McCain spokesman Monday night in which Brown asked for examples of a foreign-policy decision made by Republican vice president pick Sarah Palin.

McCain was scheduled to appear on Larry King Live, but CNN's Wolf Blitzer said Tuesday that the campaign told the news network they thought Brown's interview with spokesman Tucker Bounds was "over the line."

CNN said it disagreed and it is committed to covering both sides of issues.

The McCain campaign was checking into the report of the interview’s cancellation at press time.

Only hours after CNN said McCain pulled out of the interview with King, ABC News announced that it has "the only interview" with the candidate during the Republican National Convention. That will be Wednesday night (Sept. 3) with Charlie Gibson for World News, Nightline and Good Morning America (Thursday morning).

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