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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Liberal Media Strikes Again

Why in the hell is former TV personality Monica Crowley being asked to comment on Iran?? What a stupid question:
Joe: Monica, is there any possibility that the Iranian leaders that are in charge right now would ever be so irrational as to launch a nuclear attack on cities like Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., if they got this nuclear device?

Monica: Unequivocally, yes, Joe. And in fact, the hypothetical scenario that you just laid out, that hypothetic ground zero is just a few blocks from where I am sitting here tonight. So, it is an incredibly frightening scenario and absolutely within the realm of possibility given the nature of the regime we're talking about. This Tehran regime covers the terrorist Trifecta. They do have weapons of mass destruction, possibly even nuclear at this point. They export terror and they do support al Qaeda.
Another new low for the liberal media. And here are a few more gems from today's Media Matters:

Seeking to dismiss their concerns, Hume falsely claimed generals pushing for Rumsfeld's ouster have not been "critical of what's happening now" in Iraq
Brit Hume asserted that the seven retired generals calling for Donald Rumsfeld's resignation are doing so exclusively "based on an old argument" about prewar planning for the invasion of Iraq, and that the generals are not linking their criticism of Rumsfeld to "what's happening now" in Iraq. But contrary to Hume's assertions, several of the generals have criticized what Rumsfeld is "doing now" in Iraq.

Media ignored convicted Illinois governor's Republican affiliation
On April 17, numerous news outlets -- including NBC, CBS, NPR, and Fox News -- covering former Illinois governor George Ryan's conviction on corruption charges failed to mention that he is a Republican. Time magazine went a step further, omitting Ryan's Republican affiliation while reporting that "the current administration of Democrat Rod Blagojevich is also being investigated."

Apparently undeterred by Limbaugh's recent reference to alleged rape victim as a "ho[]," Rumsfeld again appeared on Rush Limbaugh
Donald Rumsfeld appeared on The Rush Limbaugh Show to discuss the growing number of retired U.S. military generals calling for his resignation, just a few weeks after Rush Limbaugh called the woman who alleged she was raped by members of Duke's lacrosse team a "ho[]." Rumsfeld and Vice President Dick Cheney have appeared on Limbaugh's show various times in recent years, despite the fact that Limbaugh has consistently used the program as a vehicle for spreading extreme, hateful speech and falsehoods.

On CNN's Situation Room, Kuiper admitted he "can't verify" his book's poorly sourced Clinton quotations
On CNN's The Situation Room, "conservative activist" Thomas D. Kuiper acknowledged that he "can't verify" that the quotes contained in his book of quotations he attributes to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton are "100 percent true." Kuiper also acknowledged "a legitimate criticism that the book at times comes off as almost mean-spirited."


At 4/19/2006 10:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch the video. It's hard to focus on her answer with that hair.

At 4/19/2006 10:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot this.

Savage advocated "kill[ing] 100 million" Muslims; called alleged Duke rape victim a "drunken slut stripping whore"

At 4/19/2006 10:50 AM, Blogger storiesinamerica said...

I purposely left it off. Savage is a sick man.

At 4/19/2006 10:54 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

"Why in the hell is former TV personality Monica Crowley being asked to comment on Iran??"

I dunno, I'm just guessing, but maybe it's because she used to work as a foreign policy analyst for the White House, has PhD. in International Affairs from Columbia University (in addition to her two master's degrees), and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Think that might have something to do with it?

At 4/19/2006 11:15 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

Who knows...maybe Monica was a last minute replacement for George Clooney.

At 4/19/2006 11:36 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

Concering the generals "pushing for Rumsfeld's ouster".....interesting graphic here:


At 4/19/2006 11:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't want Clooney commenting on Iran either. I searched for Crowley and Iran and other than news comments, came up with nothing. Calling on these people to comment on the rape case one minute and Iran the next is insulting.

At 4/19/2006 11:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny, I wonder if all the righties ripping on the generals or writing them off altogether ahve ever served. Generals DON't speak out. This is a big deal and if you doubt that, well, you're in denial too.

At 4/19/2006 11:52 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

Perhaps we should all state our qualifications in relation to Monica Crowley's foreign policy experience and education before offering opinions on Iran.

Who'd like to go first?

At 4/19/2006 11:56 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

Generals DON't speak out.

"Retired generals pipe up all the time."


At 4/19/2006 11:58 AM, Blogger storiesinamerica said...

It's one thing to post opinions on a blog; it's another thing entirely to go on national TV and spew BS. Unfortunately, it happens every hour. Then again, intelligence is frowned upon in the liberal media.

At 4/19/2006 12:44 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

I'm not sure why BS is more palatable when served on the internet, but be that as it may, I think Monica Crowley's resume speaks for itself regarding her qualifications to speak on the subject of foreign affairs.

Frankly, I have no problem with Monica Crowley, or George Clooney, spouting their opinions on television. I'm all for letting people judge for themselves the merits of the information they receive, from wherever they decide to receive it.

Personally, I'm more inclined to give some deference to someone who has real world experience and a PhD in international affairs -- than say, an actor or members of a rock band -- but that's just me.


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