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Critic Slams Lauer, Van Susteren Over Palin Interviews

She may be TV ratings gold, but TV critic David Zurawick isn’t liking what he’s seeing in this week’s Matt Lauer and Greta Van Susteren interviews with Gov. Sarah Plain.

Not one bit.

…of the two, Lauer is the biggest disappointment. I expected almost nothing from Van Susteren, who defines bottom feeding both in subject matter and approach to news on cable TV.

But Lauer was such a wimp — almost as obsequious as the smarmy Sean Hannity in the bended-knees interview the Fox talk show host did with Palin during the election.

Zurawick thinks “Palin is running circles around the people she is talking to this week” unlike her interviews with “real journalists” CBS’s Katie Couric and ABC’s Charles Gibson.

And as TVNewser told you earlier, Couric’s interview with Palin is discussed in part II of Lauer’s interview tomorrow morning. “Palin twists Couric’s words to make herself look less ignorant, and Lauer lets her run with it,” he writes.

> Update: Van Susteren responds on GretaWire…

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