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September 23, 2006

Fox "News" Interviews Bill Clinton

I have just now read the transcript, posted on thinkprogress.org, of Fox News bobblehead Chris Wallace's interview with former president Bill Clinton. Clinton was invited to the interview to speak about his enormous fund raising efforts to relieve some of the worst suffering on the planet. Instead he was blindsided with questions about his role in not capturing Bin Laden or decapitating Al Qaeda while in office. Not only does Wallace come across ignorant of recent history, but he uses a single book as his departure point rather than his own research. This is journalism? No wonder between 22 and 43 percent of Americans still believe Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11 when we have a press corp willing to disseminate inaccurate propaganda at the behest of this administration (ie. Maggie Gallagher and Mike McManus).

My respect for Clinton has multiplied tenfold. His quick wit and articulate responses make me long for the days when we had a president for whom intellect and discourse was a priority.


The rough, full transcipt can be found HERE

ThinkProgress is doing some fairly comprehensive coverage of Fox News rediculous handling of the Clinton interview. Check them out!

Posted by bethamsel at September 23, 2006 12:17 AM