Saturday, October 23, 2004

Meet Your Liberal Media: Ass-Kissing-er Edition

An article for the New York Times demonstrates how the SCLM are actually the steno pool for the right-wing:

"The only reason for this call was to tell you that despite all appearances to the contrary in this city you still have some friends," the CBS correspondent Marvin Kalb told Mr. Kissinger during a chaotic period in 1975 when President Gerald Ford had just stripped him of his title as national security adviser, which he had held simultaneously while serving as secretary of state.

"I cannot tell you how much I appreciate that," Mr. Kissinger replied.

A year later, as Mr. Kissinger's tenure drew to a close, Ted Koppel, then diplomatic correspondent for ABC News, told him: "It has been an extraordinary three years for me, and I have enjoyed it immensely. You are an intriguing man, and if I had a teacher like you earlier I might not have been so cynical."

"You have been a good friend," Mr. Kissinger replied. Mr. Koppel ended the conversation by saying, "We are lucky to have had you."

This may have occurred 30 years ago, but, as Bob Somerby points out, only the asses have changed. Today, the same journalists -- and newer ones -- are sucking up to Colin, Rummy and Condi.

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