Weekly Video Roundup
Posted on Dec 8, 2006
In this week’s installment, “Daily Show” correspondent John Oliver mocks Rumsfeldian “ironic distance” from the war; NBC’s David Gregory rakes the White House’s Tony Snow over a bed of coals; and “Hardball” host Tim Russert airs Bush’s dirty laundry on national TV.
No. 1: Rumsfeldian Hypocrisy on the War
In this MSNBC clip from “Countdown,” NBC’s David Gregory grills White House spokesman Tony Snow on the contents of a leaked memo written by Donald Rumsfeld in which the outgoing defense secretary embraced the very same troop redeployment strategy that the White House had labeled “cut and run.”
No. 2: John Oliver on Rumsfeld’s ‘Ironic Distance’ from War
The “Daily Show” correspondent has a field day with Donald Rumsfeld’s attempts to spin defeat in Iraq as something not-quite-defeat in the memo referred to in our No. 1 item.
No. 3: Snowing the Iraq Study Group
Jon Stewart mocks Tony Snow’s attempts to spin the Iraq Study Group’s recommendations as being in line with existing White House policies.
No. 4: Tim Tells It Like It Is
“Meet the Press” host Tim Russert, squaring off with Bush’s national security advisor, Stephen Hadley, lays out a damning list of mistakes and incorrect predictions made by the Bush administration.