Sunday, September 24, 2006

maybe it sounds mean but i really don't think so, you asked for the truth and i told you

the much discussed bill clinton interview on fox news sunday is as remarkable as advertised. the interview was supposed to focus equally on the clinton global initiative and whatever else came up. two questions in, chris wallace used the cowardly "some people say" device, this time saying that fox news viewers wanted him to ask about clinton's failure to get bin laden. clinton goes after wallace on every front -- the factual basis of the assertion, as well as the disingenuous way the question was asked, and that it violated the spirit under which the interview was supposed to be conducted.

watch closely clinton's body language -- he leans forward, getting right in wallace's face and space, doing it deliberately to put wallace on the defensive, which happens all too easily. democrats in congress and on the campaign trail should take note of what happens when you confront the bullshit and those who try to shovel it -- they all of a sudden look weak and small. maybe it's too much to hope for, but it would be great if this were fox news's army-mccarthy moment, the "at long last sir, have you left no sense of decency" moment that shows the emperor to be naked.

as always, crooks and liars does a great job hosting the video, and they also have a full transcript posted.

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