Saturday, September 30, 2006
WJC Keeps It Real
Last Sunday, former president Bill Clinton blasted the Fox News Network, Chris Wallace and the whole delusional righty population out of the proverbial pond after Wallace questioned Clinton's actions to prevent terrorism while he was in office. Clinton saw right through Wallace's agenda to subtlely imply that his actions to prevent 9/11 were not enough and to more importantly divert attention from the presiding administration.
WALLACE: … but the question is, why didn’t you do more, connect the dots and put them [al Queda] out of business?
CLINTON: OK, let’s talk about it. Now, I will answer all those things on the merits, but first I want to talk about the context in which this arises.
I’m being asked this on the Fox network. ABC just had a right-wing conservative run in their little Pathway to 9/11, falsely claiming it was based on the 9/11 Commission report, with three things asserted against me directly contradicted by the 9/11 Commission report.
Clinton goes on to methodically dismantle Chris Wallace on his own show, citing the book of former Reagan, H.W Bush, Clinton and W. Bush counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke. It turns out that Bush had 9 months (3 times longer than Clinton had) to prevent Bin Laden on 9/11. According to Clarke, Clinton came the closest to killing Bin Laden, however CIA and FBI officialls denied the requests for basing rights that bordered Afghanistan.
All these details and facts can be viewed on the complete interview and a complete transcript available on thinkprogress.org.
It's about time someone said something about the disgrace to journalism and media that Fox News Network stands for today. We've waited too long and have allowed programs like Wallace's to propogandize and misinform too many. The existence of Fox News is in part, responsible for the many who have allowed this country to spiral down in the path that it has in recent years. It is no suprise that they so often quickly resort to name calling and edit transcripts from interviews (see O'Rielly and Gen. Clarke interview) to cover up their erroneous information. Any noble and truly "fair and balanced" news source would admit and apologize for their mistakes, but because they have proven they cannot, they will forever be, at least in this author's eyes, a sad joke. An assembly of so-called journalist, blinded by lies and prisoners of ignorance. Zealots, with naivety and logic that parallels that of 16th century European Monarchs.