Billo admits to Letterman that he doesn’t know what the Bush Doctrine is either
by Larry Simons
October 28, 2008
The Sultan of Spin appeared last night on The Late Show with David Letterman. There’s never a dull moment when these two pair up. In the past, Letterman has nailed Billo for his “war on Christmas” bullshit and flat out telling Billo that his show is mostly “crap”.
Last night was no exception as Letterman jumped to the topic of Sarah Palin. Billo brought up Palin’s interview last month with Charles Gibson in which Gibson asked if Palin agreed with the Bush Doctrine [which is Bush’s policy of preemptive strikes on other nations even if we feel they might be a threat to us].
Billo then admitted he didn’t know what the Bush Doctrine is either:
"The Bush Doctrine? Remember that, when Charlie Gibson went, 'what's the Bush doctrine'? You got the nose with glasses on and all that. I'm sitting at home going 'what Bush Doctrine'? Is that the doctrine where I go to Crawford Texas five times a year? What Bush Doctrine is that? I don't know what that is. That was just ridiculous. It's all gotcha gotcha gotcha."
Well, first of all, Charles Gibson did not say, “What’s the Bush Doctrine?”, as if he was asking her what it was. He asked Palin, “Do you agree with the Bush Doctrine?”. He, like any sane, reasonable human being, assumed that she, being in an executive position and the VP nominee, already knew what the Bush policy [that she agreed with] was called! You’d think Billo wouldn’t paraphrase anyone and would strive to get actual quotes correct since it is Billo himself who continually condemns newspapers, news outlets and guests on his show for taking him “out of context”. Shame on Gibson for asking someone who would be a heartbeat away from being President of the United States if she knew the title of our foreign policy.
What I find unbelievable is that Billo himself has been advocating and defending Bush’s foreign policies now for the past 6 years, and he claims he doesn’t even know what it was called? It bothers me more that Sarah Palin doesn’t know because, unlike Billo, she is very close to having the second most important job in the nation, wheras Billo is just a corporate controlled media blowhard whose job it is to continually spew talking points and lie over and over to his idiotic fans.
Billo calls this “gotcha” journalism---to ask serious, important questions. I guess asking Palin if she knew what the duties of the Vice President are, this would be “gotcha” journalism too! Oh, wait---she doesn’t know that either!
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