Monday, November 1, 2010

Delaware Channel 28 Executive Producer Tim Qualls Sounded Like a Chris Coons Supporter in August

Christine O'Donnell tweeted about Delaware Channel 28 forgetting two times to air her 24 minute mega ad. She claimed she was told the station "forgot." Channel 28 executive producer Tim Qualls claims they didn't receive the tape in time to air the ad.
Tim Qualls, executive producer at Channel 28, said in an interview the ad did not air because O'Donnell's campaign did not bring a tape to the production studio by the agreed upon deadline. She reserved the time on Thursday, for $2,500, and agreed to bring a tape by Friday at 5 p.m., Qualls said.

Tim Qualls also said he was a Republican who planned to vote for O'Donnell until the ad controversy.
He said he is a Republican and had planned to vote for O'Donnell, but the tape situation changed his mind. "She's lost my vote," Qualls said.

Qualls does his own show on Channel 28 called 'The Tim Qualls Show.' On August 27, 2010, Qualls interviewed Chris Coons. Coons is currently Tim Qualls' County Executive. The video is posted on Channel 28's website. This is the most obsequious, fawning, softball interview ever. This interview would make Larry King blush. Some highlights of Qualls comments from the segment are:
Introducing the Coons interview
01:53 (six years) "When he came on and we met the family and fell in love with him..."
01:57 (speaking of Coons) "What a great man..."
04:23 (speaking of Coons) "My good friend..."
Interviewing Coons
Qualls lets Coons spend several minutes touting his accomplishments while he exclaims, "Holy cow!"
9:41 "You've done such a great job..."
9:48 "I don't feel bad now that you raised my taxes."
11:40 "Now I'm saying, wait a minute, I don't want to vote for you because I don't want you to leave..."
11:52 "It's important we get to Washington with that very same mindset that you are talking about..."
14:03 "I want to say what a fantastic job you did in County government and no matter where we can keep you in office, we need to keep you in office."

You decide if Tim Qualls sounds like a Christine O'Donnell voter.

Click on the image below to visit Channel 28's website and view the entire interview if you think these comments were taken out of context. Have your barf bag ready.

Click the 'Aug 27, 2010' Show link and watch the first 14:15 of the video.

After reportedly receiving over 200 emails and a lot of negative publicity, Channel 28 aired O'Donnell's ad today.


Anonymous said...

Wow! That interview was the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. Qualls never asked a single tough question or challenged Coons on anything.

Anonymous said...

It is a soft interview because it is an entertainment program in the style of Letterman or Leno. This is not Fox News people, this is only local cable leased access! If you look further, he also had Mike Castle on right before he lost the primary, AND O'Donnell was invited to be a guest on the program, but she refused.