Ungodly Politics

"Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh." - Al Swearingen

Monday, January 26, 2004  

Tim Russert, liar extraordinaire. Here's the link to the transcript for Meet the Press on Jan 25th.

The relevant quote:

MR. BRODER: Tim, I was at the event where Michael Moore did that introduction and asked General Clark about it immediately after the event. I couldn't believe that he didn't kill that snake immediately. And here it is eight days later...

MR. BROKAW: Right.

MR. BRODER: ...and he's still trying to answer that question.

MR. RUSSERT: Well, Michael Moore is now saying it was a joke.

MR. BRODER: It was not a joke.

Curiously, no record of Moore's claiming it was "just a joke" can be found anywhere. Indeed, over at Michael Moore.com, the opening page is a rather lengthy defense of his accusation.

But more disturbingly, the transcript goes on...
MS. BORGER: Well, it wasn't.

MR. BROKAW: But, also, Clark just a few moments ago, "I haven't checked out those allegations. I had been aware of them."

MS. BORGER: Why not?

MR. BROKAW: That's the phrase that he used. It was. And we do know that he had a big absentee record as a National Guard member in Alabama. That's fixed. But desertion...

posted by lazarus | 03:43 | |
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