In her interview yesterday with Gary Berntsen, the author of Jawbreaker," Nora was grilling him about his book and the facts he presented which she should do-when O'Donnell entered into the realm of the bizzare.
O'DONNELL: So, Gary, you say that you knew where Osama bin Laden was and the president says he was in a cave with a door on it.
BERNTSEN: Well, let me say this. We tracked bin Laden with our reporting from Kabul, down to Nangarhar Province, into Jalalbad, down into the mountains. We had a steady stream. But, you know, every once in a while you get a report that says he's off, you know, in left field.
Here at this place or that place, but when you get a line of reporting, a stream of it, and we're marking it on a map, we can see consistently, you know, which way he's moving and from multiple sources. And then, of course, we were listening to his voice on an unencrypted radio.
O'DONNELL: Can I ask you, Gary, are you a Democrat?
BERNTSEN: No, I'm a Republican. And I'm a loyal supporter of the president and I think the president is doing a good job in the fight on terrorism.
I know she's the guest host and I've received emails from readers who say they like the job she has been doing, but the question, "are you a Democrat," frames the issue that if a Democrat questions anything about this administration-you can't trust it. I'm not saying she is a liberal or a republican, or a terrible reporter either, I'm just responding to this particular segment.
AmericaBlog has the same take as well...
Maybe Kathleen Parker is right. They should ignore us.