Re: Stonewalling On Torture, And Blatant Hypocrisy
March 25, 2005
Re: David Gregory and Terry Moran
From: Dean Lawrence R. Velvel
I have been told by an email correspondent that David Gregory of NBC and Terry Moran of ABC were the two White House reporters who asked Scott McClellan about Bush’s views on whether torture had occurred, and who were stonewalled in response. The stonewalling further indicates felonious culpability for reasons explained in the last two blogs.
I cannot say whether my email correspondent is or is not correct as to who the two reporters were. If he is correct, have either Gregory or Moran dealt with the subject of Bush’s knowledge and culpability on their companies’ nightly TV newscasts, and, if so, what did they say? Why am I willing to bet dollars to pennies, however, that they have not dealt with the matter on their nightly news shows?*
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Dear Dean Velvel,
I'm starting to suspect that neoconservatism is defined as blindly following George W. Bush on all matters as he decides them, whether his recent declarations are in line with the political beliefs we claim to ascribe to. It's funny - I wrote a friend the other day and said that Terri Schiavo is the new Elian. That mess went down around Easter as well, if I'm not mistaken.
Least we forget that the bigots who fought integration and the Equal Rights Amendment did so on the basis of State's rights?
Henry Kissinger was interviewed on television last week and asked if he supported torture in the case of alleged terrorism. He answered that in general, he does not support torture, but that in some situations, he does. This denial/non-denial makes absolute no sense and the interviewer never followed it up. This is like saying that as a general proposition, I don't support murder, but on occasion, when I feel there is an absolute need, I will make exceptions. Because of such cases, our laws will have to be amended (sic).