I’ve just watched a really awful bit of journalism, wherein CNN had two interpreters talking over one another whilst also talking over the Lebanese prime minister. . . who was speaking in English. Nevertheless, what I saw was a very reasonable relative moderate appealing for peace to what he obviously sees as a deaf International ear. And he’s right, it seems.
At least where Tony Snow is concerned, that is. He has the most nonchalant, uncaring demeanor I’ve ever seen in an Administrative position of our government and it’s pathetic. I am disgusted to see him on the podium, frankly, with his completely dismissive attitude. If the president has no comment, then he has no comment. Don’t act like he doesn’t give a damn what Isreal does, even if that’s the case. It’s crude and vulgar.
Even he knows occasionally he’s gone too far, as in this bit immediately after the Prime Minister’s speech. Watch the moron dance around his own stupid, cavalier question, which seemed I am sure rhetorical before it exited his mouth:
“Measure of success? I don’t know, . . . How on earth do you define success in the Middle East?”
Golly, Tony. As the White House Press Chief, I would have thought you might have considered that *before* you met with reporters.