Wednesday, October 06, 2004
NBC Jumps Overboard for Kerry Campaign
Taking the DNC talking points to the next dimension, various NBC personalities, from Tim Russert, Brian Williams, Chris Matthews and others, repeatedly playing a portion of a 2003 edition of Meet the Press that's misleading at best.
Here is the soundbite that NBC is supporting for the Kerry campaign:
CHENEY: "...and we will have struck a major blow right at the heart of the base, if you will, the geographic base of the terrorists who had us under assault now for many years, but most especially on 9/11."Here is the full statement in context:
CHENEY: "If we can stand up a good representative government in Iraq that secures the region so that it never again becomes a threat to its neighbors or to the United States, so it's not pursuing weapons of mass destruction, so that it's not a safe haven for terrorists, now we will have struck a major blow right at the heart of the base -- if you will, the geographic base -- of the terrorists who have had us under assault now for many years but most especially on 9/11. They understand what's at stake. That's one of the reasons they're putting up as much of a struggle as they have is because they know if we succeed here in Iraq that that's going to strike a major blow at their capabilities."MRC has more details of the NBC attacks.
RUSSERT: "So the resistance in Iraq is coming from those who are responsible for 9/11?"
CHENEY: "No. I was careful not to say that."