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Friday, September 12, 2008

A not so shining example of the MSM

That would be ABC's Charlie Gibson. In his interview with Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Republican Vice-Presidential nominee, he brought up the "Bush Doctrine." Gibson also made it painfully obvious he didn't know what he was talking about. This the exact statement from his interview.

GIBSON: The Bush doctrine, as I understand it, is that we have the right of anticipatory self-defense, that we have the right to a preemptive strike against any other country that we think is going to attack us. Do you agree with that?

It's not that hard, former Clinton staffer and star of the documentary "The War Room", George Stephanopoulos was able to clearly state it back in December 2001:
Two years ago, September 1999, Bush gave his first speech when he was running about terrorism. And his first--had the first explanation of the Bush doctrine, that if you harbor a terrorist, you're going to be attacked. The Bush White House is putting this out, saying it shows that Bush was very prescient, but that was only one speech given in the campaign.

HT to The Natural Truth