More Norah O'Donnell Stupidity
But AMERICAblog posts today about this interaction while interviewing a former CIA agent who has been critical of the Bush administration's lack of attention to Osama bin Laden:
O'DONNELL: So, Gary, you say that you knew where Osama bin Laden was and the president says he was in a cave with a door on it.Can any of you picture Walter Cronkite asking that question? I didn't think so.
BERNTSEN: Well, let me say this. We tracked bin Laden with our reporting from Kabul, down to Nangarhar Province, into Jalalbad, down into the mountains. We had a steady stream. But, you know, every once in a while you get a report that says he's off, you know, in left field.
Here at this place or that place, but when you get a line of reporting, a stream of it, and we're marking it on a map, we can see consistently, you know, which way he's moving and from multiple sources. And then, of course, we were listening to his voice on an unencrypted radio.
O'DONNELL: Can I ask you, Gary, are you a Democrat?
BERNTSEN: No, I'm a Republican. And I'm a loyal supporter of the president and I think the president is doing a good job in the fight on terrorism.
Two other comments about the vacuous O'Donnell: First, watch for a few minutes tonight (if she's on) and tell me she doesn't look and act like someone who's just inhaled a bottle of amphetamines or done a whole gram of cocaine alone. She's almost jumping out of her skin.
The other thing is – and how funny is this? – reading O'Donnell's bio will tell you that her undergraduate degree is in... Philosophy.
As Matthews himself might say, "Ha!"