Sunday, January 29, 2006

Russerts unacceptable interview with Bill Frist on Meet the Press







Bill Frist on Meet the Press when being questioned by Tim Russert
(not exact but close quotes):
Russert questions Frist about the trillions dollar Federal debt; how much it will cost to rebuild New Orleans and Russert asks, "How is that being a conservative?"
Frist rambles his replies.
Russert: "The Democrats Party says that if you roll back the "Bush tax cuts" on the top 1% of the wealthiest citizens there will be enough money to pay for Iraq, New Orleans etc."
Frist: “THE DEMOCRATS ANSWER TO OUR PROBLEMS IS TO RAISE TAXES OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE."
Russert changes the subject...
If Russert was doing his job as a REAL journalist his follow up question would have been:
Senator, are the Democrats saying to raise taxes on the AMERICAN PEOPLE or just 1% of the "AMERICAN PEOPLE."
If American people allow the Republicans and mainstream media get away with this kind of rhetoric, then I have to agree with something I've read recently, “Never underestimate the stupidity of the American people!"

3 comments:

LaPopessa said...

My favorite part was the drilling on the Terri Schiavo case where Frist defended all that he did, but admitted that the one thing he learned from the episode is that people don't want the government involved in situations like that.

Uh.. duh?

Martie said...

My husband worked with people who worked with Frist as a doctor and they said that Frist was a spoiled brat. It was obvious he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth so I'm sure he is clueless about what the "American People" are all about!

Anonymous said...

Yes. And who can ever forget Tim Russet encouraging, demanding, that Al Gore give up the fight in 2000 for the "good of the country." Russert doesn't like to piss off his masters, ever. I can't figure how he is perceived as being neutral....Because he once worked for Tip O'neil