Saturday, August 12, 2006

It's Not Just Mike Wallace

60 Minutes this Sunday will air a Mike Wallace interview of Iranian Maniac-in-Chief, Mahmoud Ahmadinejead. Mr. Wallace appeared on Sean Hannity's show and said some breathtaking things. Here's my favorite.

Sean Hannity: Mike, but his statements are such that he wants to go beyond that. His statements are annihilate, wipe off the Earth.

MW: No, no, no.

SH: The world.

MW: Hold it, hold it.

SH: Wipe off the map.

MW: Yes, he says wipe off the map, and of course I asked him over and over about that. He says in effect, hey, it's perfectly sensible to do.
Clearly, Mike Wallace is in this world, but not of it. Thermonuclear war is of trifling importance to him when compared to journalistic neutrality.

He's gone mad.

The list of horrors from the Sean Hannity interview and the whole concept of airing an apologetic for Ahmadinejead on a popular TV show is nearly endless.

People are taking Mike Wallace to task over this. They are missing the point. Mike is one guy. He's an airhead with a microphone. Who held the camera for him? Who held the boom mike? Who did his make up? Booked his flight, edited the film, got the coffee, took notes on the trip and on and on and on. It's insanity at the corporate level.

Mike Wallace gets out of his wheelchair at the final 60 Minutes staff meeting. Thermonuclear annihilation then rains down on the planet, a gift from the rational leader of Iran. The staff is vaporized, but they die happy knowing their final act was to show America that the Iranian government was no better or worse than ours.

Update: GOP and College has a good post showing Mike Wallace and Mahmoud together. It's chilling.


Anonymous said...

It's funny that Mike Wallace get's so much credit, like he's some benchmark for reporters to achieve...but he's not even a reporter any more, he's a glorified editorialist. At what point did he decide, make that conscious move, from news reporter to news maker? And why haven't others in the MSM called him on it?

The Ugly American said...

I actually like Mike Wallace. I kind of look at him today like Mel Gibson's dad. He is an old man who is a couple cherries short of a fruit salad. Anything he says or does should be considered with that in mind.

Now CBS on the other hand exploiting a doddering old man like Wallace simply confirms my low opinion of the MSM.

Did you see the Chris Wallace interview with Mike? Chris obviously loves his dad but knows he is off his rocker.