I can't believe we still have things like this still happening. However, if the state of this country is that people can't say what they think even if it is off the cuff and perhaps-I don't know-mostly wrong, then we aren't living in the land of the free home of the brave any more. That flag burning ammendment may actually get passed in such an environment.
There are plenty of other examples of this (O'Reilly, Limbaugh, Hannity) but I will use the respectable Deep Throater, Bob Woodward. Bob was on Charlie Rose (whom only offers purchaseable transcripts) selling another book and he actually said that the terrorist attacks in London are further proof of the fly paper theory of Iraq. That may have been off the cuff, and it is most definitely wrong, and furthermore, it demonstrates Bob Woodward's political leanings at worse, and his lap dog qualities at best. Mind you this is the guy who discovered most of the impeachable offenses President War Criminal commited in the leadup to the war, without doing the right thing and calling them impeachable offenses.
I don't see him serving up an appology on a silver platter. How is it that a bombing in London by terrorists prove that us (which includes the British Army by the way) fighting them over there so that we can stop them from attacking us here (or in Britain for that matter).
So I think instead of pissing on celebrities for saying stupid shit or at the very least yet to be really discovered (remember the historians will probably prove Gyllenhaal right) is certainly an oft thing to do. Particularly when there are really important people who are saying stupid shit about stuff that has been recently proven to be false.
In other words, take all your Bob Woodward (and any other pundit passing for a journalist) books and burn them.
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