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Christine O’Donnell: I Stopped Watching Or Reading The News

Reported by Ellen - October 12, 2010 -

Sarah Palin famously embarrassed herself by telling Katie Couric, “I read all of them” when asked which newspapers or magazines she reads. Now Christine O’Donnell has answered “none of them” in an interview with Greta Van Susteren Monday night (10/11/10). O’Donnell said, “Well, I hate to say it... I’ve stopped watching the news. I’ve stopped reading the news clips.” It could be that O'Donnell was talking only about news about her. But that's not what she said. Van Susteren apparently felt no need to ask a follow up question to that startling statement.

An early softball question from Van Susteren was, “Does the media sometimes get under your skin at all, because… for better or for worse, I mean, sometimes being attacked in the media isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It gets you a lot of attention you might not otherwise have. Does it get under your skin?”

O’Donnell answered, “Well, I hate to say it, I’ve stopped watching. I’ve stopped watching the news. I’ve stopped reading the news clips. Because what is frustrating the most is the inaccurate picture they’re painting of my family… My family’s not running for office, I’m running for office… What I’ve tried to do is tune it out and stay focused on the people of Delaware and get into the communities as much as possible and talk to people and that is truly invigorating and inspiring.”

Invigorating and inspiring is great, but how does she stay informed? After all, O’Donnell is running to serve as a federal legislator and needs to be on top of national and even international issues. Unfortunately, the question seems not to have occurred to Van Susteren.

The interview was Part 2 of O’Donnell’s infomercial interview on On The Record. Once again, there were no questions about witches or college degrees or foreclosures or tax liens or evolution or masturbation or school shootings or anything else that might have been embarrassing to O'Donnell.

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