Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Ted Koppel Says U.S. "Overreaction" to Attempted Terror Attack a "Victory for Al-Qaeda" - Video
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 8, 2010 | Brian

Posted on 01/08/2010 6:32:08 AM PST by Federalist Patriot

Here is video of former Nightline Anchor Ted Koppel telling the BBC that the attempted terror attack on Christmas Day has been an "absolute triumph for Al-Qaeda." Koppel believes there has been a terrible "over-reaction" to the attempt, which is exactly what Al-Qaeda wants.

Koppel said Obama's initial reaction to low-key it following the attack "was the right one." But Koppel said Obama was pushed into a stronger reaction by media and public expectations.

Koppel's comments are clearly his way of trying to defend Obama's initial reaction to the attempted attack and help him to fend off criticism. Somehow I don't think he would offer the same defense for George W. Bush. . . . (VIDEO)

(Excerpt) Read more at freedomslighthouse.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: tedkoppel; terrorattack

1 posted on 01/08/2010 6:32:09 AM PST by Federalist Patriot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot
It's all about hiding Obama’s failures.
2 posted on 01/08/2010 6:34:45 AM PST by tobyhill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

The Obama excuse team will try anything.


3 posted on 01/08/2010 6:36:15 AM PST by screaminsunshine (!!three if by government)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot
But Koppel said Obama was pushed into a stronger reaction by media and public expectations.

Hummph...yeah, imagine that...public expectations...like wanting to be protected. Koppel is an idiot.

4 posted on 01/08/2010 6:36:41 AM PST by Mopp4
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot

When will these clowns realize they want to take over the world and kill all who disagree with them.


5 posted on 01/08/2010 6:38:45 AM PST by pas
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mopp4
I thought this pious snob was in academia somewhere...
6 posted on 01/08/2010 6:39:28 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot

“over-reaction”

It would be poetic justice if Koppel’s Lear jet blows up.


7 posted on 01/08/2010 6:39:58 AM PST by y6162 (uish..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: y6162

No such luck


8 posted on 01/08/2010 6:47:33 AM PST by angcat (GOD SAVE US!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: onyx; Nachum; MestaMachine; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

roflol @ Ted Koppel


9 posted on 01/08/2010 6:49:29 AM PST by hennie pennie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mopp4
Koppel owes his 'fame' to the 1979 Iranian hostage takers and the 444-day captivity of the 53 American hostages:

From "MBC"...

"...on 4 November 1979 Iranians seized the American embassy in Iran, took Americans hostage, and television news took another step toward becoming the most relied on source of news. Four days later at 11:30 P.M. ABC News aired a program called The Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage anchored by Frank Reynolds. Roone Arledge, ABC News president, decided this program would continue till the hostage crisis was over, and that it would eventually become a regular late-night newscast. After about five months The Iran Crisis became Nightline, and Koppel, who had anchored The Iran Crisis several times, became the permanent anchor for the new program. Since 1980 it has been difficult to separate Koppel from Nightline. Koppel retired from Nightline in 2005."

10 posted on 01/08/2010 6:51:21 AM PST by LibFreeUSA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot

Ted, how do you feel about the Administration’s OVERREACTION to H1N1?


11 posted on 01/08/2010 6:51:26 AM PST by Reagan69 (The only thing SHOVEL-READY since BO's stimulus has been MICHAEL JACKSON (tammy bruce))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot

After all it was only ordinary American citizens onboard the flight, not any important or valuable people like government employees or journalists...so whassa bigga deal?


12 posted on 01/08/2010 6:52:01 AM PST by Happyinmygarden (Yes, actually, I have pretty much seen and heard it all before...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot
I heard on the news this morning the Koppel may be taking over This Week. This statement may be his audition.
13 posted on 01/08/2010 6:52:55 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot

I guess his daughter wasn’t on that plane.


14 posted on 01/08/2010 6:53:42 AM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot

somewhere there is a chicken running around with it’s head cut off... oh yeah, that would be the the Obama admin.


15 posted on 01/08/2010 6:54:18 AM PST by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot

It was easier for the prosecution to try to convince OJ’s jury that he was the killer than it is to convince the MSM that the community organizer is in WAY over his head.


16 posted on 01/08/2010 6:54:59 AM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #17 Removed by Moderator

To: Mopp4

Does Ted still sport that comb over mop on his head? I didn’t bother to view video... but yep, idiot is the precise term here. Lets say you were a passenger on that plane and when you land and get the full of what just happened, that you nearly lost your life, and that because the president wants to downplay any and all terror attempts as a means to quell the furry in the minds of the demented, and then you hear an idiot mop-head suggest that O made the right call initially... has got to make you angry. I wasn’t on the plane, and I’m pissed. “Thank God for the blunder of the terrorist”, has got to be what the white house is thinking right now, but for different reasons than why I thank God.


18 posted on 01/08/2010 7:03:40 AM PST by dps.inspect
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot
O
M
F
G

Frankly, I love that Koppel is saying this s**t. Makes 90% of Americans go, "HWHAUUUH???? Is he HIGH?"

Which means Americans trust the media even less.
19 posted on 01/08/2010 7:06:32 AM PST by Lazamataz (America has been dead for a while; It's interesting to watch the cadaver cool.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: guerito1
Why doesn’t he just go away?

He did. He's trying to come back now.

20 posted on 01/08/2010 7:09:05 AM PST by paulycy (AMERICA: Less safe. Less free. More broke.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot

21 posted on 01/08/2010 7:09:49 AM PST by paulycy (AMERICA: Less safe. Less free. More broke.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot

Koppel must believe that Al Qaeda just wants to kill Republicans, conservatives and military personnel. What he fails to grasp is that they want to kill him and everyone else who isn’t Muslim.


22 posted on 01/08/2010 7:13:23 AM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot

Obamao has now found the perfect replacement for Gibbs.


23 posted on 01/08/2010 7:42:28 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Federalist Patriot

I’ll be durned. Koppel’s still alive? ;-)


24 posted on 01/08/2010 7:44:00 AM PST by ScottinVA (The arrogance of this Congress is staggering. November 2010 can't get here quickly enough.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson