Friday, January 21, 2005

OUTFOXED. The talk of the Internet this morning is Judy Bachrach's blistering performance on the Fox News Channel yesterday. The entire clip is online here.

Bachrach's a writer for Vanity Fair, and apparently the anchor, whose name I do not know, thought they were going to chit-chat about the weather and the parties. Instead, Bachrach unloaded on Bush for spending $40 million on his own inauguration during wartime.

Let's roll the tape:

ANCHOR: Judy, to be honest with you, I didn't want to argue politics with you this morning. I was was just - you know -

BACHRACH: I thought I was allowed to talk about what I wanted to talk about.

ANCHOR: Well, you certainly have that right.

BACHRACH: Right.

And Bachrach was just getting warmed up. "During a time of war, 10 parties are not appropriate when your own soldiers are sitting ducks in very, very bad vehicles," she said.

When the anchor defended Bush by noting that he had attended a prayer service for the troops, Bachrach responded, "Well, gee, that prayer service should sure keep them safe and warm in their flimsy vehicles in Iraq."

ANCHOR: All right. Well, Judy Bachrach, I think we've given you more than your time to give us your point of view this morning.

BACHRACH: Well, thanks for having me on.

ANCHOR: All right.

All right!

2 comments:

JvE said...

Dan,

I wish the media would make more of a fuss over the horrendous injuries people are coming back with because their vehicles don't have armor along the doors and undercarriage.

It's completely unnecessary, and I wonder how many such vehicles could have been outfitted for 45 million. Perhaps the majority of them?

This is one slightly-right of center individual who has begun to think that the Iraq war should be an impeachable wrong.

Anonymous said...

The Fox interviewer was Bridget Quinn who had a radio background [WCBS] before moving to MSNBC and Fox.
She has good pipes and is good looking. Not much going on in the brains dept, though. Which is ok with her current employer and probably would be at NBC too.