NBC Today: Gregory-Ingraham dust up
Laura Ingraham and David Gregory got into a little shouting match over where the TODAY show should broadcast from. Ingraham plays the typical "blame the media" game."
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David: I get the anti-network point...
Carville: It's all the fault of NBC...
Linda: James, that's a little trick...
Gregory asked what should be done now if Carville were advising Bush about Iraq. Josh Marshall has a post up about Ronald Reagan and George Bush which says it all:
Reagan had the ability, simply, to change his mind. You might say it's the ability to allow the facts to overcome your mind or as our secular saint, President Lincoln, put it, far more eloquently, the ability to 'disenthrall ourselves.'
And that is an ability the current occupant of the White House entirely lacks -- a fact which is on display now as he again crosses the country arguing that black is white and up is down.
President Bush represents something different from the normal sloshing back and forth between liberalism and conservatism. He's a radical. He's set on a destructive course, laced with corruption and fed by extremism. And he mistakenly believes that stubbornness and ignorance constitute a virtue he calls 'leadership'.