Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Stop Hitting Your Wife, Mr. Ritter
One of my more vivid Fox memories, though, had nothing to do with O'Reilly. It was an interview by David Asman of former weapons inspector, Scott Ritter - this, in the weeks leading up to the current Iraq war. Asman, obviously in a lather from 9/11 and, yes, clearly on the side of the Bush administration, threw everything but the kitchen sink (code-word, obviously, for Bush's flawed intelligence) at Mr. Ritter, trying to get him to capitulate. Of course, when he saw that Ritter (how astute was HE, in retrospect?) was extremely skeptical of the administration's evidence for WMD, he unleashed this little gem of a taunt at him, "so, do you trust Saddam Hussein more than you trust President Bush?".................I mean, talk about a loaded question, huh? An extremely naive one, too, wouldn't you say - in that, what, our presidents over the years have never lied to us? Nixon and Watergate, Johnson and the Gulf of Tonken, and, yes, the Maine, folks, I think it's pretty fair to say at this point that that son-of-a-bitch sunk itself. But, no, continue to trust THIS president come hell or high water - Gibson, Hannity, O'Reilly, basically all of the featured "stars" at Fox - consistently, I'm saying.