Tuesday, June 13, 2006
# Posted 12:36 AM by Ariel David Adesnik
Casey: B-. Softballs from Schieffer allowed Casey to be vague, which didn't reassure me in the least about the situation in Iraq.And the hosts:
Schieffer: B-. You've got to be ready when a four-star general comes on your show. You know he won't say anything overtly political, but you have an unprecedented chance to demand very specific information about what the military is actually doing in Iraq. Schieffer didn't come close.Until next week... (5) opinions -- Add your opinion
Everybody got a B David?
C'mon, now have you gone soft and PC, everybody can't be vanilla.
You'd go a little harder on Mr York if you had read his National Review column, in which he bemoans the fact that one of Kos' most obnoxious statements "has never been mentioned in the Washington Post... or been the topic of conversation on any major television program." Gee, Byron, if only there were a place where a guy like you could meet the press, maybe you could bring it up. Of course Russert's not going to go after him, he's still raising money for the party.
Speaking of information at one's fingertips, why don't these shows have 20 interns Googling the hell out of everything the guests say? Instead of having statements ridiculed on the blogs in the week after, let the tv boys ridicule them in real time.
"Very specific information about what the military is actually doing in Iraq" is not the sort of thing to be broadcast on television for the world (and our terrorist enemies) to hear.
Alan, I disagree. There is an important distinction between detailed information and classfied information. If you really read every press report, you would know which towns had better-trained police forces, which counter-insurgent operations were happening in which provinces and, to a certain extent, how well those operations were going.Post a Comment
These things are not secret. They are just well below the front-page radar.
And Jimbo, I appreciate your point about grade inflation. In general, I hand out very few 'C's and even fewer 'A's. Because it is so hard to be fair with grades on such a partisan subject, I tend not to deviate from the mean unless I feel strongly about someone's performance.