Blitzer Bullies Billy Jeff

DC Media Girl caught Wolf Blitzer trying to goad Clinton into attacking Bush, and when he won’t, cheapshotting him.

Transcript here.

And lightning bolts are going to come from the sky and strike me dead, but it sure would be nice if Jimmuh Cahtah was half as classy an ex-President as Clinton.






28 replies
  1. 1
    MrSnrub says:

    So, do you think that Preznit Carter should have applauded our Gitmo policies, or should he have kept his fat mouth shut?

  2. 2
    Jeff Altemus says:

    John,

    Umm…shouldn’t it be “caught” Wolf Blitzer?

    Jeff

  3. 3
    djw says:

    Blitzer may be the most pathetic character employed by CNN now that you-know-who is taking a much needed rest.

  4. 4
    John Cole says:

    Jeff- Yeah- I rewrote the post but forgot to change the verb in the hyperlink…

    Thanks

  5. 5
    John Cole says:

    MrSnrub- The oppositie of applauding is not launching partisan and demoralizing attacks on foreign soil.

  6. 6
    Steve says:

    Clinton’s statesmanship is even more amazing in light of what was done to him in the name of partisanship.

    Carter, of course, is shrill, which is the worst thing you can be guilty of, unless you’re complaining about liberals ruining America, which is still OK.

  7. 7
    baronelmo says:

    And Republicans are going to leap from the bushes and belabor me with cudgels, but it sure would be nice if George W. Bush was one fourth as articulate a man as Bill Clinton.

    Wolf Blitzer is behaving like an absolute prick here. It’s patently obvious that his attempts to make Clinton insult Bush are in the interest of setting off a tsunami of controversy… another egregious example of a media figure knocking himself out to MAKE news rather than cover it.

    And by the way, Wolf… Bill appeared live on your show. To then accuse him of “avoiding news,” is as cheap as shots get.

  8. 8
    Geek, Esq. says:

    That’s my job. I’m a newsman. That’s what I try to do, is make news.

    Man, that “bangs head” emoticon would be useful right now.

  9. 9
    gratefulcub says:

    I think everyone is missing the most important part of the post. Wolfie let us know that he has no idea what his job should be.

    I’m a newsman. That’s what I try to do, is make news.

    I thought as a journalist, or a 1930’s ‘newsman’, his job was to invetigate and report actual news, not create news.

  10. 10
    gratefulcub says:

    Damn you Geek, you beat me by this much. (cue the Get Smart theme song)

  11. 11
    neil says:

    I’m a newsman. That’s what I try to do, is goad Democrats into sounding stupid.

  12. 12
    mac Buckets says:

    That’s my job. I’m a newsman. That’s what I try to do, is make news.

    Clinton should’ve broken Blitzer off a piece after this line, especially in light of Clinton’s feelings toward the Lewinski scandal. What stopped him? Is he running for President or someth…ooooooooh, yeah.

  13. 13
    bkny says:

    here’s another gem from the interview.

    BLITZER: We will be covering it, Mr. President. We’re out of time, but a quick question. I want to put a picture up. You’re not going to see it, but it’s you in the situation room in the West Wing of the White House. The former vice president is there. You’re former national adviser — it’s a good picture.

    You’re now in the CNN SITUATION ROOM, at least via satellite, how do you feel?

    CLINTON: Well, I like being in the other situation room, but I like this one better: There’s less pressure and more freedom and I know I can walk out on you. I couldn’t walk out of those other situations.

  14. 14
    Marcus Wellby says:

    You’re now in the CNN SITUATION ROOM, at least via satellite, how do you feel?

    Disgusting. In Wolf’s vacuous little mind it is all about him. As for “making news” — what do you expect, they go out of their way to avoid news and need something to fill in between the commercials for 24 hours.

    God forbid the “Most trusted name in news” spend any time covering the WAR WE ARE FIGHTING. The sponsors must think the war isn’t as good for impulse buying as Natalee Holloway (Copyright, 2005, Missing White Girls, Inc.).

  15. 15
    Geek, Esq. says:

    You’re now in the CNN SITUATION ROOM, at least via satellite, how do you feel?

    Welcome to the jungle . . .

  16. 16
    Doug says:

    That “make news” comment by Blitzer speaks volumes about what is wrong with the whole cable news apparatus.

    Clinton is just masterful at agreeing with the current approach (sort of) in a way that makes the folks who brought us to this point look really bad — without calling anyone in the Bush adminstration names.

  17. 17
    Moe Lane says:

    Former President Clinton hardly needs my approval or disapproval, but his public activities have been pretty much geting the former since he left office.

    I reserve the right to disagree with him, mind you.

    Moe

  18. 18
    jg says:

    I never liked him until he stood up to the people trying to bring him down. They thought he would resign when they impeached him. He didn’t. I liked that. Mostly because I didn’t think he should be impeached but it was still a pretty ballsy thing to do.

  19. 19
    John S. says:

    Jimmy Carter – whether you agree with his views or not – is a humanitarian, and as thus makes an exceptional human being, but a rather poor politician.

    Bill Clinton – whether you agree with his views or not – is an arrogant narcissist, and as thus is a rather poor example for humanity, but an excellent politician.

    So I guess it all depends on what you are looking for in a particular type of individual.

  20. 20
    Don Surber says:

    John:
    I never voted for Clinton and I wanted him impeached for perjury, but I agree with you: Class Act As Ex-President.
    Carter, well, 25 years of bitterness makes you start seeing Big Bunnies again

  21. 21
    Don Surber says:

    BTW, since when does a humanitarian embrace Kim il-Jung, Fidel Castro, etc.?

  22. 22
    John S. says:

    BTW, since when does a humanitarian embrace Kim il-Jung, Fidel Castro, etc.?

    Can you quantify the context in which you use the term ’embrace’?

    I would be curious to see a statement (or action) that Carter made that somehow negates the humanitarian role he has played in Habitats for Humanity and other work for which he received a Nobel Peace Prize.

    Would you happen to have something to back your assertion up, Don?

  23. 23
    UNCoRRELATED says:

    A Classy Clinton

    Clinton classier than Carter? Sure seems so.

  24. 24
    DougJ says:

    Jimmy Carter is a shameless media whore. Whether it’s going on his bogus “peace” missions or pimping his “Habitat for Humanity” boondoggle, it’s all about Jimmy all the time. I’m not sure I agree that Clinton is classier, though. It is truly a race to the bottom between the two Democratic ex-“presidents”.

  25. 25
    John S. says:

    Jimmy Carter is a shameless media whore. Whether it’s going on his bogus “peace” missions or pimping his “Habitat for Humanity” boondoggle, it’s all about Jimmy all the time.

    Do you people ever offer any substantiation for the drivel that comes out of your brains, or do you just involuntarily post whatever bubbles up like a person with Tourette’s does with obscenities?

  26. 26
    John S. says:

    Clinton classier than Carter? Sure seems so.

    First, define how you are using the term ‘classy’.

    Then, see if you can make this ludicrous statement of yours make any sort of sense.

    Good luck.

  27. 27
    mac Buckets says:

    Jimmy Carter is a shameless media whore.

    Jimmy Carter has sex with the media for money? Hey, everybody, Doug just called an ex-President a “whore!” Alert the lefty blogs!

  28. 28
    TallDave says:

    Gotta give Clinton his due, he’s been a pretty respectful ex-President in terms of keeping his mouth shut like ex-Presidents are supposed to, esp. considering what the Right put him through.

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  1. UNCoRRELATED says:

    A Classy Clinton

    Clinton classier than Carter? Sure seems so.

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