Here is Burkeman:
The emerging consensus among right-wing commentators is that John McCain has made a terrible mistake in connection with Sarah Palin. No, not that terrible mistake! The terrible mistake in question is the campaign's decision to limit her exposure to a handful of interviews with mainstream outlets, where biased liberal journalists ask her 'gotcha' questions and then the rest of the media pick forensically over her responses. The solution: free Sarah Palin to be herself, to speak to conservative talk-radio outlets, and not to worry about tricky "facts" and suchlike.