Sean Hannity: Mike, but his statements are such that he wants to go beyond that. His statements are annihilate, wipe off the Earth.Clearly, Mike Wallace is in this world, but not of it. Thermonuclear war is of trifling importance to him when compared to journalistic neutrality.
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.
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.
Update: GOP and College has a good post showing Mike Wallace and Mahmoud together. It's chilling.