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Clinton vs. Fox News

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by D-Backs Hack, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    I would imagine both were pissed at being led to believe they were going to talk about one thing, and getting ambushed with another. (That's their fault, mind you, for not knowing it's pretty much Fox's M.O. -- O'Reilly does it all the time.)

    The questions themselves weren't the problem -- I'm quite sure that Bill Clinton can take care of himself in the presense of a TV airhead.

    And when anyone in the Bush adminstration gets that level of questioning anywhere on TV news, give us a call.
  2. JackS

    JackS Member

    If taking care of himself means ranting like any common partisan on the street, you got me.
  3. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Who owns the NY Post, anyway?

    HINT: It's the same guy who owns Fox News.
  4. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    It should also be noted that Wallace prefaced his "Why didn't you get Bin Laden" inquiry with the disclaimer, "Our viewers e-mailed wanting me to ask you." The fact that the interviewer himself didn't have the balls to take responsibility for his own questions is telling.
  5. That is either a) total bullshit, or b) the result of the Freeper sheep being mobilized.
  6. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member


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  7. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Rice is just another administration official trying to cover her ass. Hell, Clinton indicted her competence as much as anyone's on Sunday. How many people remember that on September 11th, 2001, Rice, then as the national security adviser, was set to give a speech, now classified, about the looming threats to our security? And how many people remember that the speech was designed to drum up more support for a missile defense system as the answer to our greatest, looming threats? And how many people remember the speech, which was again supposed to be, again, identifying the greatest threats to American security, didn't mention Osama Bin Laden one single time. Not. One. Single. Time. Fact is, he was no where close to being on her radar until after the towers fell. And any claim otherwise is an attempt at revisionist history.
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    That's what happens when your position depends on pretending that your superior has clue one.
  9. I would like one single quote from a prominent Republican politician in the years between 1996-1998 in which Bill Clinton was criticized for not doing enough about Osama bin Laden in particular, or terrorism in general.
    I'm quite serious. To the Internets, gang!
    Clock's ticking....
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Looming Towers is what has everyone fired up to defend their legacy. I propose that we make Looming Towers book of month and restart out book discussion - It will surpass Money Ball in terms of interest here at SJ
  11. I now officially agree with Boom.
  12. No. 1: If you're a Democrat or a left-leaning independent, this was a great moment for you, because you finally saw a Democrat - and not to mention the highest-profile one - counter-attacking rather than bending over, as so many have done lately. (And I say this as a self-proclaimed moderate who values centrism.)

    No. 2: Clinton's anger was understandable. Sometimes we forget that politicians are people too. Let's say someone just essentially blamed you for not doing enough to stop the murder of nearly 3,000 of your countrymen. Wouldn't you be a tad unhinged?

    No. 3: JackS, not to single you out, but I think you're wrong on how this will be perceived. It reminds me of when Clinton's grand jury testimony was released in late '98, and a lot of inside-Washington types thought it made him look terrible. But in fact outside the Beltway most Americans thought he looked good defending himself.
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