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.
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.