Blitzer: We Show Snuff Films But Don't Question Our Patriotism!

Lynn Cheney must have struck a nerve in the jihadist propaganda network.

Wolf is still sulking from the smackdown on Friday…

Think Progress has the video.

Today, now that the mean Lynn Cheney was safely out of the studio, Wolf Blitzer decided it was time to fire back at the Vice President’s wife.
Wolf Blitzer on the Late Edition today:


BLITZER: Welcome back to “Late Edition.” I’m Wolf Blitzer, reporting today from New York. On Friday in “The Situation Room” here on CNN, I interviewed the wife of the vice president, Lynne Cheney.

The interview has generated quite a bit of commotion. And we’re now going to replay the complete, unedited version.

First, though, some history. I’ve been covering the Cheneys for many years, including on a day-to-day basis, when he was the defense secretary during the first Gulf War and I was CNN’s Pentagon correspondent.

Mrs. Cheney has been a frequent guest on my programs. In recent years, I’ve often invited her to discuss her new children’s books, but she always is open to discussing the news of the day.

In this most recent interview, she, of course, knew we would be speaking about politics. That was reaffirmed to her staff only hours before the interview.

As a former co-host of CNN’s “Crossfire” program during the 1990s, she knows her way around the media. She was never shy in sparring with Democratic strategists Bob Beckel, her co-host.

Still, I was frankly surprised when she came out swinging on Friday, surprised by what she said about CNN’s “Broken Government” series, specifically the excellent(?) one-hour report by our chief national correspondent, John King, one of the most precise and respected journalists in Washington(?), and CNN’s decision to air sniper video provided to our intrepid Baghdad correspondent Michael Ware by insurgents (Islamofascists) in Iraq, which Anderson Cooper specifically branded, and I’m quoting now, “a single propaganda tape;” surprised at her sniping at my patriotism.

Here now, the full interview.

Obviously, Wolf learned nothing from the interview experience with Lynn Cheney.

So now let us assume… That asking a liberal like Wolf if he wants to see the US win the war in Iraq, a very valid question now that CNN has decided to air jihadist snuff films, is questioning his patriotism.

And, if liberals secretly meet with the Kremlin during the Cold War or the Vietcong during the Vietnam War, etc… please don’t confront them on this.
They may think that you are questioning their patriotism!

How pathectic!
That whiner! And how dare he say that Lynn Cheney came out swinging!
Here is the transcript. I am reprinting just the first part of it.
Lynn Cheney is hardly coming out swinging.

BLITZER: It made it sound — and there’s been interpretation to this effect — that he was, in effect, confirming that the United States used this waterboarding, this technique that has been rejected by the international community that simulates a prisoner being drowned, if you will, and he was, in effect, supposedly, confirming that the United States has been using that.

L. CHENEY: No, Wolf — that is a mighty house you’re building on top of that mole hill there, a mighty mountain. This is complete distortion; he didn’t say anything of the kind.

BLITZER: Because of the dunking of — you know, using the water and the dunking.

L. CHENEY: Well, you know, I understand your point. It’s kind of the point of a lot of people right now, to try to distort the administration’s position, and if you really want to talk about that, I watched the program on CNN last night, which I thought — it’s your 2006 voter program, which I thought was a terrible distortion of both the president and the vice president’s position on many issues.

It seemed almost straight out of Democratic talking points using phrasing like “domestic surveillance” when it’s not domestic surveillance that anyone has talked about or ever done. It’s surveillance of terrorists. It’s people who have al Qaeda connections calling into the United States. So I think we’re in the season of distortion, and this is just one more.

BLITZER: But there have been some cases where innocent people have been picked up, interrogated, held for long periods of time then simply said never mind, let go — they’re let go.

L. CHENEY: Well, are you sure these people are innocent?

BLITZER: They’re walking around free right now and nobody has arrested them.

BLITZER: They’re walking around free right now and nobody has arrested them.

L. CHENEY: You made a point last night of a man who had a bookstore in London where radical Islamists gathered who was in Afghanistan when the Taliban were there, who went to Pakistan. You know, I think that you might be a little careful before you declare this as a person with clean hands.

BLITZER: You’re referring to the CNN “BROKEN GOVERNMENT” special.

L. CHENEY: I certainly am.

BLITZER: This was the one that John King reported on last night.

L. CHENEY: Well, you know, right there, Wolf, “BROKEN GOVERNMENT.” Now, what kind of stance is that? Here we are. We’re a country where we have been mightily challenged over the past six years. We’ve been through 9/11. We’ve been through Katrina.

The president and the vice president inherited a recession. We’re a country where the economy is healthy. That’s not broken. This government has acted very well. We’ve had tax cuts that are responsible for our healthy economy. We’re a country that was attacked five years ago. We haven’t been attacked since. What this government has done is effective. That’s not broken government.

So, you know, I shouldn’t let media bias surprise me, but I worked at CNN once.

BLITZER: You worked …


L. CHENEY: I watched your program last night and I was troubled.

BLITZER: All right. Well, that was probably the purpose, to get people to think, to get people to discuss these issues because a lot of conservatives and …

L. CHENEY: Well, all right, Wolf. I’m here to talk about my book, but if you want to talk about distortion …

BLITZER: We’ll talk about your book.

L. CHENEY: Well, right, but what is CNN doing running terrorist tape of terrorists shooting Americans? I mean, I thought Duncan Hunter ask you a very good question and you didn’t answer it. Do you want us to win?

BLITZER: The answer, of course, is we want the United States to win. We are Americans. There’s no doubt about that. Do you think we want terrorists to win?

L. CHENEY: Then why are you running terrorist propaganda?

th all due respect — with all due respect, this is not terrorist propaganda.

L. CHENEY: Oh, Wolf.

How pathetic! Like Lynn Cheney “came out swinging”.
Only after he started dumping that liberal BS on her.
Really weak, Wolf. Really weak.

The comments at “Think Progress” about Lynn Cheney are just as revolting as you would expect.
Oh… And More blackface from the Left.
The nutroots weren’t happy with Wolf.

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