February 26, 2003

CHARLIE MCCARTHY TO SADDAM'S EDGAR BERGEN:

CBS, White House in Dispute Over Saddam Interview (Randall Mikkelsen, February 26, 2003, Reuters)
The White House criticized CBS television on Wednesday over what a spokesman said was a spurned offer to rebut comments by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein during an interview to be broadcast on Wednesday evening.

"This seems odd they wouldn't let the White House have a voice," White House spokesman Ari Fleischer told Reuters.

He said the White House had offered a representative to counter what he said would be propaganda, lies and irresponsible statements by Saddam in the rare interview, but he said CBS replied it was interested only if President Bush made the response himself.


Reached for comment, Dan Rather said: "I have seen the future, and it works!" Posted by Orrin Judd at February 26, 2003 4:36 PM
Comments

If the past is a guide the White House would do well to just keep their mouths shut about the interview. Saddam will hang himself in front of anyone familiar with the real world (people camped out at the local peace and justice center will not get it.) Americans are not stupid, having someone refute Saddam's lies directly would just be gilding the lilly.

Posted by: nordic at February 26, 2003 6:23 PM

I propose that Ridge appoint Rather, Jennings and Brokaw to designate all future changes to the terrorist alert levels. I mean they know it all. They, in turn, could hire Sam Donaldson as a consultant and air raid siren.

Posted by: genecis at February 28, 2003 2:40 PM
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