Punditician

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Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Lauer's an idiot

Interviewing Holbrooke (thank God for him) on the Today show, Matt Lauer ran down a slightly distorted version of Kerry's four objectives, commenting that they aren't any different from what Bush "has called for".

Dammit you fucking idiot - Bush "calls for" lots of things. He hasn't achieved a single one of them. He hasn't even worked hard to achieve a single one.

Oops - my bad - tax cuts for the rich in the middle of a war is the singular counterexample to my two claims above. Great.

So which is it Matt? Are you an idiot or a liar?

2 Comments:

Blogger salas said...

Matt Lauer's not an idiot or a liar. He's a host on a morning show, asking questions to provoke answers. The way to get people to vote for Kerry isn't attacking people who aren't Kerry cheerleaders - most people aren't.

9:29 AM  
Blogger cdj said...

"He's a host on a morning show, asking questions to provoke answers."

If that were all he did, I wouldn't have a problem. Maybe you didn't actually read my post. Lauer made a specific *claim*, to wit, that Kerry's plan didn't differ substantially from Bush's. Or better, it didn't differ substantially from what Bush has "called for".

It was a claim. A declarative statement. And it was false, both implicitly and explicitly. And obviously so. So I'm left with the alternative given in my original post.

"The way to get people to vote for Kerry isn't attacking people who aren't Kerry cheerleaders - most people aren't."

Maybe not, but by far the best way to get people to vote for Bush is to lie to them, and then count on their stupidity.

Thanks for writing though - if I'm not mistaken, you're my first comment!

4:03 PM  

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