Tuesday, September 26, 2006

War And Clogging (Monday's Second Hour)

We open the hour with more calls for Rumsfeld to resign and then go straight into a repeat of the earlier Tom Foreman piece, followed by a rerun of the Suzanne Malveaux piece. Then we get a taped interview Anderson did with Major General Paul Eaton and Lieutenant Colonel Robert McGinnis. Eaton thinks we didn't plan for phase four of the war and Rumsfeld incompetently tried to fight the war on the cheap. He'd like to see a Manhattan Project type approach to solving the problem. Really the only BS thing he says is he thinks the Iraqi forces are on their way to "standing up". Well, that might be true, but who are they standing up for? According to Michael Ware many of those forces are infiltrated by death squad members. Eaton may be a general, but I'm going with Michael on this one. McGinnis on the other hand is pretty much a total bush apologist. He parrots the 'fighting them over there' BS and says that Bin Laden has said Iraq is the epicenter of the War On Terror. I'd like to know why we're letting Bin Laden direct our foreign policy. Following the interview we get the sobering news that we've now hit 2,700 soldiers killed in Iraq.

On now to a Brian Todd piece on the French report that Saudi intelligence is saying Bin Laden might have a water born illness. It's possible he could have E coli or something. E coli? Has he been eating spinach? Anyway, they say this could be significant because his immune system might be damaged from a gas attack in the 1980's. My guess is that if anything comes of this we'll be hearing something around late October.

Next up we have a piece from Nic Robertson on what Al Qaeda might look like after Bin Laden. Basically people are very loyal to the man, but even if he dies it won't end Al Qaeda because groups can operate independently. It might not end Al Qaeda, but you know it might be nice for the man that killed 3,000 Americans to be held accountable.

Anderson now intros us into a Keeping Them Honest from Joe Johns. He's been teasing video of people clogging and now he urges us to, "get out your clogging shoes kids." Darn. I seem to have misplaced my clogging shoes. Joe then tells us about Hall Rogers, a congressman from Kentucky who has been accused of luring businesses to his district by using his power over homeland security. They call him the prince of pork and he's even used the money to build a big community center, which I think is where the clogging comes in. Although actually I'm really not sure. Seriously, did I miss the clogging? They clog at the center, is that all it was? I don't really think that merits the big clogging previews they did. Somebody really wanted to roll footage of cloggers.

Transitioning now to a repeat piece from Anderson on the Clinton interview and then we see another run of the David Gergen interview. This is followed by a Jeanne Moos piece that gives us a unique take on the situation. Then we're on to a repeat of Randi's piece that is followed by headlines. Hey, they moved the Pope story to the headlines just like I suggested. Keep listening to me guys, you won't be sorry. Heh. The Shot tonight is a road rage incident among race car drivers. Anderson dubs it "three stooges meets Bruce Lee." We then end the night with the crappy news that a woman's rights advocate has been killed in Afghanistan and this segways nicely into a piece from last week on the vice and virtue police. And...we're out.

Announcement: I'm going to a baseball game tonight (Go Cards!) and will therefore have to tape 360. If it's in any way an exceptional show I'll do a regular review and post it this weekend. Otherwise, I'll probably just post a general comment or two about it-if that. Please feel free to use the comments to discuss anything they cover. Tawk amongst yourselves. Heh. Be good, kiddies. Wednesday's show should be posted as usual.

Screencaps by sherynroyce

5 Comments:

Anonymous Sharla said...

"...the French report that Saudi intelligence is saying Bin Laden might have a water born illness. It's possible he could have E coli or something. E coli? Has he been eating spinach? Anyway, they say this could be significant because his immune system might be damaged from a gas attack..."

I'm sorry, I had to reread that because all that I saw was E.COLI and GAS. And I started to laugh.

8:33 PM  
Anonymous mathilde said...

I found a blog called Katrina Patina which has some incredible survivor stories from the Miss. Gulf Coast and N.O. AC is mentioned as asking a Bay St Louis resident for his thoughts and when the man looks into the camera and says "F-- Bush!" or words to that effect A says something like "well we probably can't use this". Interesting. CNN has been ticking me off because they seem to be giving a free pass to the Bush admin. whether for ratings or a more sinister reason I don't know.

10:11 PM  
Blogger eliza said...

Well, if the man said, "f***" that's probably why he said they couldn't use it.

1:11 AM  
Anonymous Bev said...

I find CNN to be fairly impartial, giving both sides on most subjects. The reporters themselves aren't supposed to give an opinion one way or the other.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Bev said...

I find CNN to be fairly impartial, giving both sides on most subjects. The reporters themselves aren't supposed to give an opinion one way or the other.

12:33 PM  

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