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Chris Wallace: "I felt as if a mountain was coming down in front of me. "
Media Bistro ^ | 09.24.06 | Patrick W. Gavin

Posted on 09/24/2006 1:37:33 PM PDT by rface

Following today's buzz generating conversation with Bill Clinton, Chris Wallace shared some of his post-interview thoughts with FishbowlDC:

I was delighted to get the chance to interview former President Clinton. This was the first one-on-one sitdown he's ever given "Fox News Sunday" during our 10 years on the air.

The groundrules were simple--15 minutes--to be divided evenly between questions about the Clinton Global Initiative and anything else I wanted to ask.

I intended to keep to the groundrules. In fact--I prepared 10 questions--5 on the CGI and 5 on other issues.

I began the interview with 2 questions about Mr. Clinton's commitment to humanitarian causes. His answers were cogent and good-humored.

Then--I asked him about his Administration's record in fighting terror--fully intending to come back to CGI later (as indeed I did).

I asked what I thought was a non-confrontational question about whether he could have done more to "connect the dots and really go after al Qaeda."

I was utterly surprised by the tidal wave of details--emotion--and political attacks that followed.

The President was clearly stung by any suggestion that he had not done everything he could to get bin Laden. He attacked right-wingers--accused me of a "conservative hit job"--and even spun a theory I still don't understand that somehow Fox was trying to cover up the fact that NewsCorp. chief Rupert Murdoch was supporting his Global Initiative. I still have no idea what set him off. Former President Clinton is a very big man. As he leaned forward--wagging his finger in my face--and then poking the notes I was holding--I felt as if a mountain was coming down in front of me.

The President said I had a smirk. Actually--it was sheer wonder at what I was witnessing.

I tried repeatedly to adhere to the ground rules--to move the President along--and back to the CGI. But he wanted to keep talking about his record fighting terror.

When it became clear he wanted to throw out the ground rules--then I just went with the flow of the interview.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canthandlethetruth; chriswallace; clinton; dontgetsmirkyaboutit; molehill; narcissist; outfoxed; pathto911; putsomeiceonthat; smirkforthebigjerk; wallace
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liberals hate smirks
1 posted on 09/24/2006 1:37:34 PM PDT by rface
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To: rface

Smirking liberal liars hate being smirked at!


2 posted on 09/24/2006 1:39:23 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: rface

Clinton the mental case.


3 posted on 09/24/2006 1:39:43 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: rface

Clinton looked like an ass on a mountain!!


4 posted on 09/24/2006 1:40:28 PM PDT by Cricket24 (ULTRA PATRIOT!!)
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To: rface

Wallace personally witnessed the rage of a rapist and a psychopath.


5 posted on 09/24/2006 1:40:49 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: rface

Wallace will have to pay sometime in the future for this interview.


6 posted on 09/24/2006 1:41:02 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: rface

Wallace can take some comfort that at least Clinton no longer has the vast resources of the DOJ, the intelligence agencies and legions of private investigators to retaliate against him.


7 posted on 09/24/2006 1:41:16 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: FormerACLUmember
--paranoid psychopaths ( or psychotic paranoids ) are sometimes correct--other people are watching them---
8 posted on 09/24/2006 1:41:35 PM PDT by rellimpank (Don't believe anything about firearms or explosives stated by the mass media---NRABenefactor)
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To: rface
Trying to do a cogent interview while coming down from a Saturday night with some good crack and a few "party girls" can be a real bummer.

Wallace The Younger is everything his father should have been.

9 posted on 09/24/2006 1:41:40 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry....)
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To: rface
The President said I had a smirk. Actually--it was sheer wonder at what I was witnessing.

Chris, we all felt the same way! Clinton looked like he was ready to start crying, if not take a swing at Mr. Wallace.

10 posted on 09/24/2006 1:41:40 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: rface

I shudder everytime I think of this man returning to the White House should Hillary win the Presidency. Why won't he just go away!


11 posted on 09/24/2006 1:41:48 PM PDT by Veronica Mars
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To: rface

Hey, DU'ers I'm smirking!


12 posted on 09/24/2006 1:42:14 PM PDT by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero..............)
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To: jimbo123
The Clinton's will exact revenge on Mike the first chance they get.
13 posted on 09/24/2006 1:42:27 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: bmwcyle

Will this be repeated sometime today?..I really hate that I missed it.


14 posted on 09/24/2006 1:43:02 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: rface

It would have been a non-confrontation question to an HONEST person.


15 posted on 09/24/2006 1:43:02 PM PDT by alisasny (Cynthia McKinny..INTERNATIONAL BLACK FEMALE CONGRESSPERSON OF MYSTERY)
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To: rface

I guess Wallace is lucky Clinton did not bite him.

That is one of Bill's trademarks, I hear.


16 posted on 09/24/2006 1:43:03 PM PDT by Prost1 (Fair and Unbiased as always!)
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To: jimbo123
Wallace personally witnessed the rage of a rapist and a psychopath.

Anybody watching did.

17 posted on 09/24/2006 1:43:13 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: rface

"The lady doth protest too much"

W. Shakespeare


18 posted on 09/24/2006 1:43:30 PM PDT by outdriving (Diversity is a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.)
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To: Guenevere

Today on Fox News channel at 5 pm EST,about 15 minutes from now.


19 posted on 09/24/2006 1:44:00 PM PDT by alisasny (Cynthia McKinny..INTERNATIONAL BLACK FEMALE CONGRESSPERSON OF MYSTERY)
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To: rellimpank

Liberal rule of thumb: When liberals accuse you of something, it is always exactly WHAT THEY ARE DOING!


20 posted on 09/24/2006 1:44:08 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: rface

Clinton wincing down on that left.

Wonder if he had that look on his face prior to popping Juanita in the eye.

Put some ice on it Clinton.


21 posted on 09/24/2006 1:44:40 PM PDT by Global2010 (Free the Dog and his Crew. Mahalo)
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To: rface
How dare Wallace ask Clinton a question that Clinton doesn't want to answer?

Reporters are only allowed to ask Clinton softball questions like the ones that Dan Ratherbiased used to ask.

22 posted on 09/24/2006 1:44:48 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (What did Rather know and when did he know it?)
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To: bmwcyle

Wallace should stay well away from parks 737s small aircraft train tracks waco and elian gonzoals aunts house


23 posted on 09/24/2006 1:44:53 PM PDT by al baby
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To: Enterprise
Wallace can take some comfort that at least Clinton no longer has the vast resources of the DOJ, the intelligence agencies and legions of private investigators to retaliate against him.

Don't forget the Clinton's favorite, the IRS.

24 posted on 09/24/2006 1:44:56 PM PDT by demkicker (democrats, terrorists, Powell, McCain, Graham & Collins are intimate bedfellows)
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To: alisasny

Thanks so very much!


25 posted on 09/24/2006 1:45:44 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Guenevere

6:00 PM on my dishnetwork and 2:30 AM.


26 posted on 09/24/2006 1:45:50 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: rface

Most of the times, the truth floats to the surface..Slowly in the case of Bill Clinton. Betcha' there is more to come.


27 posted on 09/24/2006 1:46:15 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Names Ash Housewares

Clinton the mental case.
= = =

Clearly he had his head . . . no, the other . . .


28 posted on 09/24/2006 1:46:42 PM PDT by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: bmwcyle

LOL His name is Chris.
Wrong Wallace.


29 posted on 09/24/2006 1:46:45 PM PDT by Global2010 (Free the Dog and his Crew. Mahalo)
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To: Guenevere
Will this be repeated sometime today?

A video clip of the interview is posted at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYNI5RPOlp4.

30 posted on 09/24/2006 1:47:16 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (What did Rather know and when did he know it?)
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To: rface

Clinton is a egomaniacal bully. Wallace better step uup his security arrangements until the Presidential race is over.


31 posted on 09/24/2006 1:47:28 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys-Reagan and Bush)
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To: jimbo123

"Wallace personally witnessed the rage of a rapist and a psychopath."

He certainly did. It reminded me of what Dick Morris wrote years ago about him being tackled from behind as he was trying to leave the Governors mansion in Little Rock after a dispute with governor Clinton..


32 posted on 09/24/2006 1:47:30 PM PDT by billhilly (DU Funnies pingee # 911)
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To: demkicker

Clinton would have had the IRS on Wallace in a Monica second.


33 posted on 09/24/2006 1:47:56 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: rface
--I felt as if a mountain lieing sack of sh*t was coming down in front of me.

There ...fixed it.

34 posted on 09/24/2006 1:47:56 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: mystery-ak

Hey, why don't we go over to the DU to lurk and smirk. That should really p*ss them off.


35 posted on 09/24/2006 1:48:07 PM PDT by Vasilli22 (http://www.richardfest.blogspot.com/)
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To: rface
"I felt as if a mountain was coming down in front of me."

It was. Mount Trashmore erupted and spewed garbage a mile high.

36 posted on 09/24/2006 1:48:10 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (The dems. can't have a fool-proof plan. There would be no one left in their base.)
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To: Guenevere

I just actually checked on the tv schedule ant the other poster is correct 6 pm EST.

The BIG Story is on from 5-6.


37 posted on 09/24/2006 1:48:17 PM PDT by alisasny (Cynthia McKinny..INTERNATIONAL BLACK FEMALE CONGRESSPERSON OF MYSTERY)
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To: alisasny

I thought it was on FNC at 5 Central, 6 Eastern.


38 posted on 09/24/2006 1:48:52 PM PDT by mathluv (Never Forget!)
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To: alisasny

6pm EST.


39 posted on 09/24/2006 1:48:59 PM PDT by spacejunkie
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To: Global2010

OOPS your right. I'm showing my age.


40 posted on 09/24/2006 1:49:13 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: rface
The President said I had a smirk. Actually--it was sheer wonder at what I was witnessing.

tsk, tsk, tsk. Chris! Thou shalt not smirk. That is right above 'Thou shalt not smite' in the Clinton 10 Commandments.

The part I didn't understand was this:

BJ "...you intended to move your bones...."
41 posted on 09/24/2006 1:50:19 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: rface

Clinton looked like Castro...or Chavez. All that was missing was foaming at the mouth and a military parade.


42 posted on 09/24/2006 1:50:28 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Muslims Are Only Guests In Western Countries)
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To: bmwcyle


He better stay away from any parks!!! He could get depressed.

(gratuitous Fort Marcy Park, reference)


43 posted on 09/24/2006 1:50:43 PM PDT by MrStumpy (Its awful embarrassing to get your butt kicked by a one legged man)
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To: rface

Clinton-FNS Interview 09-24-06

File name: ClintonFNS-FullInterview.wmv
File size: 24.4 meg
File description: Wallace interview with Clinton
File type: WMV (Windows Media Video)

Download link at Megaupload.com: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZAXEL6HR
File length: approximately 30 minutes


Transcript posted by defconw at post #350:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1707296/posts?page=350#350


44 posted on 09/24/2006 1:50:43 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Cricket24

Nah, not like an ass on a mountain, rather almost like the perfect a--hole on a mountain. He would be the perfect a--hole, but the mountain has hemmaroids.


45 posted on 09/24/2006 1:51:11 PM PDT by urroner
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To: rface
Clinton Global Initiative

I knew it was a plug for this crap. Hillary's campaign funding scam.

46 posted on 09/24/2006 1:51:14 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("...peace is the result of victory...")
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To: rface
sigh of relief here!! "and then poking the notes I was holding'

For all the world, it looked like Clinton was trying to poke something else!

47 posted on 09/24/2006 1:51:16 PM PDT by YaYa123
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To: TomGuy

bttt


48 posted on 09/24/2006 1:51:31 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: outdriving
"The lady doth protest too much"

And: "Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive"

How can anyone forget the protests and finger wagging regarding Monica. Deja Vu

49 posted on 09/24/2006 1:51:31 PM PDT by Neverforget01
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To: rface
As he leaned forward--wagging his finger in my face ...

Yeah ... I remember another finger wagging incident ... the "I didn't have sex with that women, (pause) Miss Lewinski".
He was lying then and he's lying now.

50 posted on 09/24/2006 1:52:12 PM PDT by BluH2o
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