Saturday, September 23, 2006

Clinton Knocks Around Fox, Updated

On the heels of ABC's The Path to 9/11 rock-and-roll-fantasy, I could not resist linking this.

09/23/2006, 1:05 p.m. Update: Fox News interview archives back up Bill Clinton and show Fox News' Chris Wallace to be lying when he claimed to ask the Bush Administration the same questions he asked Clinton.

09/23/2006, 5:30 p.m. "Stick-a-fork-in-him-he's-done" Update: Even before Fox News' Chris Wallace can get his interview with Clinton on the air tomorrow, ThinkProgress has totally discredited him with simple Lexis-Nexis searches. Wallace told Clinton that he had asked Bush Administration officials appearing on his show about the USS Cole. That was a lie. He also failed to ask any Bush Administration officials about the demotion of Richard Clark. Wallace should have never picked this fight with Clinton.

09/24/2006, 8:20 a.m. Update: Just watched the entire interview on Fox. Chris Wallace looked much worse than than the previously troubling transcripts let on. He was snivelling, smug, and argumentative from the get go. I cannot believe Fox News showed the interview in its entirety. They should have heavily edited it, because Clinton looks like he is giving Democrats a primer for choking the propaganda turbines.

09/24/2006, 1:20 p.m. Update: Click here to watch the interview. I am completely befuddled by Chris Wallace's contrasting treatment of Osama bin Laden's comments and Richard Clarke's comments in his questions to Clinton. On the one hand, the pretext behind Wallace's questioning lends carte blanche to bin Laden's comments about U.S. troops after Blackhawk Down. On the other hand, Wallace impugns Richard Clarke's comments about the Clinton Administration's response by saying that Clarke has "a variety of loyalties"; as if, Clarke's loyalties disqualify him in ways that bin Laden's terrorist strategizing does not! Wallace gives bin Laden's comments more credibility and that indicates to me that the neo-conservatives will sink to any level to score political points in this election season. They will do anything to avoid running on Iraq, even if it means picking old fights with Clinton from a diametrically opposite side than they originally did.

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