June 2, 2008

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It would appear that FOXNews and its parent company, NewsCorp., are peopled by overgrown third graders. It is the only way that I can account for the schoolyard tactics exhibited in Monday's Worst Persons in the World segment on Countdown.

First up in the bronze winner, FOX & Friends host Gretchen Carlson, who, as a dutiful employee of the White House propaganda arm, continues the tactic of attacking the messenger when the message makes the Bush administration look bad. In this case, she all but threatens former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan.

Scott McClellan better not have any skeletons in his closet, I hope he didn’t do anything that he doesn’t want the world to know about, because we all have and his secrets are going to be coming out.

The silver is awarded to national radio personality Mike Gallagher, whose cognitive dissonance on the invasion and occupation of Iraq came on display when attempting to smear McClellan.

I often wonder if people like Scott McClellan ever stop and think about the pain and grief their money-grubbing antics cause the families of the brave men and women who are serving their country overseas. After all, if one accepts the premise President Bush erred in going to war, then the mission of the United States military is absolutely in vain.

Well duh. Think how much pain the people who actually devised of this invasion and occupation and insist on continuing it have caused to families. And finally, the gold goes to the elder statesman of NewsCorp, Rupert Murdoch, whose only defense for taking the Bill O'Reilly/Keith Olbermann feud up the corporate chain to start smearing NBC and parent company GE is the decidedly immature "Well, they started it!"

“They’ve started it. We’ve had bitter, personal attack on some of our people. They tried to destroy our credibility as a network. But it is only natural that the people can stand who were personally attacked and their children were personally attacked should fight back and I support them. I support my people completely.”

Please do, Rupert. This feud is only brings ratings gold for Countdown.

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