Here, thanks to
the file sharing site that I’m not allowed to talk about, is a video of an interview with Vanity Fair contributing editor Judy Bachrach and empty-headed “Faux News” drone Brigitte Quinn [QuickTime,
9.7 MB, included as an enclosure]. It was supposed to be an
inconsquential “isn’t it great that Dubya got re-elected?” interview
about the inauguration, but it didn’t end up being the fawning Bush
love-in as planned and Bachrach took the opportunity to burst Quinn’s
bubble. Quinn, who shows herself to be clearly incapable of independent
thought, went down with the first verbal blow and proceeded to get
beaten like a rented mule.
Here’s the transcript:
really coming down! I hope that doesn’t put a crimp in anybody’s plans.
Look at that gorgeous shot of the White House…
Judy: Well I, I have a feeling that maybe it should put a
crimp, or at least something should put a crimp in the plans of the White
House to have such a very lavish inaugural at a time of war.
Fox News: Really?
Judy: Yes. What I’ve noticed is the worse a war is going, the more
lavish the inaugural festivities.
When Franklin Delano Roosevelt was President, during a time of war, of
course as you know,
he had a very modest inauguration and a very tiny party where he served
chicken salad, or where chicken salad was served. And that was when we
were winning a war.
Fox News: Right, but, well, no, I, look, I mean, the President
has, has addressed
this, hasn’t he, he said that this is a, I believe the quote was that
celebrating, we’re celebrating
democracy, we’re celebrating a peaceful transfer of democracy. What’s
wrong with doing that?
Judy: Have you noticed any peace or any transfer of democracy
in Iraq? If you have, you’re the first person to have seen it.
Fox News: Well, I’ve noticed the elections coming up, and, to
Judy: They don’t seem very peaceful.
Fox News: ….I didn’t want to argue politics with you this
Judy: Oh really? I thought I was allowed to talk about what I
wanted to talk about.
Fox News: You certainly, you certainly have that right. Let me
ask, let me ask you this: what, I mean, what — what should they have cut
back on? I mean we…
Judy: How about $40 million.
Fox News: All right, well…
Judy: May I say something? May I say something?
Fox News: Sure.
Judy: We have soldiers who are incapable of protecting
themselves in their humvees in Iraq.
They have to use bits of scrap metal in order to make their humvees
Their humvees are
sitting ducks for bombs. And we have a president who’s using $40 million
to have a party.
you do it?
Judy: How about a modest party? Just like FDR. I’m sure
you’ll agree he was a pretty good President with a fine sense of what’s
appropriate and what’s not. And during a time of war, 10 parties are not
appropriate when your own soldiers are sitting ducks in very, very bad
Fox News: Well, don’t you think that the President has,
proper respect to our troops? I mean yesterday, as far as I can tell,
the festivities opened with a military gala, they ended with a prayer
service. There does seem to have certainly
been a tremendous effort over the past couple of days and more
than that to honor our troops!
Judy: Well, gee, that prayer should sure keep them safe and
warm in their
flimsy vehicles in Iraq.
I’d rather see that money going to them, rather than to a guy who already
is President, for the second time.
Quinn on the ropes. The lesson to be learned: don’t shoot off your mouth when your brain is full of blanks. Click to see the video.
Fox News: All right, well, Judy Bachrach, I think we’ve given
you more than your time to give us your point of view this morning.
Judy: Thanks for having me on.
No, Judy, thank you.