Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Dick Cheney, CNN & the F-Word Network

On Wolf Blitzer's "Situation Room" today we find the following exchange between Wolf and CNN Correspondant Jack Cafferty:
(BLITZER) Let's go up to New York. Jack Cafferty standing by with "The Cafferty File." First of all, Jack, what did you make of Dick Cheney's interview today?

JACK CAFFERTY, CNN ANCHOR: Well, I obviously didn't see it because it hasn't been released in its entirety yet. But I would guess it didn't exactly represent a Profile in Courage for the vice president to wander over there to the
f-word network for a sit down with Brit Hume. That's a little like Bonnie interviewing Clyde, ain't it? Where was the news conference? Where was the access to all of the members of the media? Whatever.

BLITZER: You still think he needs to do a full-scale news conference and invite all the cameras, all the reporters and ask whatever they want?

CAFFERTY: That's never going to happen. But running over there to the Fox network. Talk about seeking a safe haven. He's not going to get any high hard ones from anybody at the
f-word network.
Is there any doubt why 2 to 4 times as many people are now watching FoxNews rather than CNN?

Cafferty should make a public apology to both the Fox Network and to the CNN viewing audience. Wolf Blitzer should be forced to explain why he allows this type of commentary on his program.