White House Challenges NBC News to Explain Whether Iraq Is in 'Civil War'
"The White House is calling on NBC News to declare whether the network still believes Iraq is mired in a “civil war,” escalating a fight that began when NBC aired an interview with President Bush that the White House called the product of “deceitful editing.”
The network rattled the White House in November 2006 when it called the conflict in Iraq a “civil war.” On Monday, White House Counselor Ed Gillespie wrote a letter to NBC News President Steve Capus, looking in part for an explanation of how NBC News now views the war.
White House press secretary Dana Perino said Tuesday the administration is “fed up” with the way NBC News is treating the Iraq war.
"I remember very distinctly, how there was a quite the pomp and circumstance when NBC, on The Today Show, decided to declare that they were declaring Iraq was a civil war. But since then, after the surge and things certainly have improved in Iraq, NBC has never had a corresponding ceremony to say that Iraq is not in a civil war. We're just curious to find out what they believe," she said.
Gillespie noted in his letter that “around September of 2007, your network quietly stopped referring to conditions in Iraq as a ‘civil war.’”
About damn time but too little wayyyyyyy too late.
The Bush White House EARNED its reputation as a redheaded stepchild by letting the Yellowstream Media yellowstream all over the Oval Office. Charlatan wannabes like PMSNBC's ever-doltish Keith NoBallsMan became infamous for taking shot after shot with impunity and thats one of the problems with the discourse between Republicans and liberal democrats.
Even when Bill Clinton was disgracing the Presidency and selling us all out for chinaman bucks we weren't anywheres NEAR as over-the-top as the left is on a regular basis. In part that is because all the lefties want is power, while we want Freedom and give them the benefit of the doubt in speaking their peace.
I say treat a mad-dog like a mad-dog and be done with it.