Skip to comments.Will Against The Liberal World on 'This Week'
Posted on 03/30/2008 12:15:26 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
Have a look at the screencap from today's This Week, then please answer this serious question: has ABC no shame? How does the network justify a round-table consisting of four liberals against one conservative?
Let's review the batting order:
* Frank Reich: Clinton's former Labor Secretary comes from the leftward reaches of the Dem party. He's a co-founder of the liberal American Prospect magazine. * Paul Krugman: Like Reich, a very liberal professor of economics, and a NYT columnist. * Donna Brazile: Dem activist, Gore 2000 campaign manager. * George Stephanopoulos: The show host was a senior political adviser to Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign and later became Clinton's communications director. * George Will: conservative columnist and [since we're talking batter order and this is Opening Day after all] baseball aficionado.
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Was wondering if NewsBusters was going to post this. When I first tuned in I thought they had maybe added a conservative or a republican to balance things out a little. When I figured out that it was Krugman . . . it was like, WTH!
ABC, you suck.
I saw this. If I didn’t know better, I would think Krugman was on drugs. He had this wild eyed stare and once when Will was talking, he put his face in his hands.
Good write up, Mark.
My impression of Krugman is that he ought to be under a doctor’s care. He just does not look “okay.”
Hmmm, seems we both had pretty much the same reaction to Krugman.
Any relation to Robert Reich?
Government pressure to ‘extend the American dream to everyone’ + greedy lenders = disaster
I am no economist by any stretch, but it surely seems that economic political correctness is at the root of this mess.
This is new? It's been going on with the MSM and PBS as long as I can remember. I'll never forget one memorable PBS panel that was mustered to discuss the "new" phenomenon of conservative talk radio back in the early 90s. The unmentioned subject was Rush, of course, and every single radio talker on the panel was full-bore liberal. That's "balance" as the Rats see it. All opposing ideas and speech must be suppressed.
Sorry about that. I’m a Buffalo Bills fan and had Bob confused with Frank Reich, the back-up QB who led perhaps the greatest comeback ever in NFL history, against the Houston Oilers in the 1992 playoffs ;-)
3:1 is nothing new, but 4:1 might be a new record for lopsidedness.
The thing is: George Will still kicks their collective ass.
Well done, Mark!
Krugman needs to go off or try new meds- he’s not well.
Heck, I'd sat the odds are still in our favor.
GEORGE WILL: What is mysterious, what is mysterious about the phrase "variable rate"?
KRUGMAN: It's, it's --
ROBERT REICH: There was predatory lending.
WILL: Define it.
REICH: The fact of the matter is --
WILL: Define it.
That is shameful, but pretty fair...
4 liberal minds vs. 1 conservative is generally a pretty fair battle.
To stay liberal one has to remain in a constant state of denial and, as you can see, it really gets to some of them.
BTW, Krugman has been calling for a recession for seven years now, constantly. How he has any credibility as an economist is beyond me.
LOL! Krugman, the former ENRON adviser (as James Taranto incessantly points out)? By all means, listen to him! ;-)
Watching that little weasel Krugman licking his chops over the economic crisis was a disgusting show of how liberals are hoping for another depression.
Now now Stephanopoulos is a “journalist” and hence impartial and above reproach. /sarc
This assumes Will is a consrvative and not just someone in love with the elegance of his own prose as he tries to emulate, unsuccessfully, William F Buckley.
Your understanding is spot-on. Congress forced lenders to lower credit qualifications so normally unqualified borrowers could get money combined with the easy money policies put in place after the tech wreck led to this mess. My financial manager also puts it squarely on Congress’ doorstep. And now the damn Congresscritters are poised to make a bad situation even worse. And worst of all, they are going to take the money from us to pay off people who had never were qualified to borrow money in the first place.
Nope, I've seen it numerous times. The lopsidedness tends to be worse when Dems hold the Presidency and I think they're jumping the gun a little in gleeful anticipation.
ABC has no shame and the mere fact that Stephie, who I read is an adviser to the Clinton campaign, has not recused himself is proof positive.
to answer your question, NO!
Oh come on, George was lite on them. It was almost fair. Whatta ya want, another liberal to make it perfectly even? The idiocies spewed by Bazille alone set the liberal side into the red, and Steponallofus can’t dig her out of her liberal hell any more than Reich can (with a step ladeer he might be able to see her mouth). Which reminds me, do the directors give him two DC phone books to sit on so he’ll be eye to eye with little Steffie (he gets one phone book, that’s why his chair is turned the way it is, to hide the book)?
I don’t care because I don’t watch the show. Just do what most Americans do and turn the channel. Hopefully they will just dry up and blow away.