Barbara West, the Orlando TV news anchor who bombarded Joe Biden with right-wing smears during a recent interview, will appear on The O’Reilly Factor tonight on Fox News. West’s line of questioning – which included queries about whether Obama is a Marxist or a socialist – was dismissed by many in the media as “embarrassing” and “a joke.” Tonight, she’ll in be in good company with Bill O’Reilly. Fox host Shepard Smith promoted West’s appearance this afternoon:
When McCain appeared for an interview with West, she asked him why he had not “gone after” Obama’s previous ties to ACORN and wondered if McCain felt that Democrats were “trying to make it impossible” for him to criticize Obama.
West’s husband is a GOP media consultant.
,Today, Biden criticized West for the “ugly” questions she asked him. “You know, I mean, folks, this stuff you’re hearing, this stuff you’re hearing in this campaign, some of it’s pretty ugly,” he said.