Weekly Video Roundup
In this week’s edition of the best Truthdig-flavored videos: Bush makes a stunning statement on Iraq’s connection with 9/11; a black “Daily Show” reporter rails on Republicans for not being racist enough; and Ann Coulter gets her comeuppance.
No. 1Bush Admits Iraq Had “Nothing” to Do With 9/11
At this press conference, the president comes refreshingly (although just a tad belatedly) clean about the fact that Iraq played no part whatsoever in the Sept. 11 attacks.
A howler from Bush: “Nobody?s ever suggested in this administration that Saddam Hussein ordered the attack.” OK, maybe not in those words, but how ’bout in these?
No. 2CBS Islam Analyst to Stewart: We’re Losing a Marketing Campaign to Cave Dwellers
In an interview with Jon Stewart, author and CBS News analyst Reza Aslan calls America?s war on terror a ?marketing campaign,? and then wondered aloud, ?Now, how the United States is losing a marketing campaign to people who live in caves….?
No. 3Black “Daily Show” Reporter: GOP’ers Aren’t Racist Enough
Jon Stewart?s “senior black correspondent” Larry Wilmore says that Republicans like Tony Snow and Va. Sen. George Allen are giving real racists like Strom Thurmond a bad name.
No. 4Matthews, Hackett Demolish GOP Candidate
This one was so brutal it almost wasn’t fun to watch. Almost. NBC’s Chris Matthews and antiwar veteran Paul Hackett make mincemeat of Texas GOP congressional candidate Van Taylor, whom they repeatedly chastised for using meaningless talking points. Taylor was more out of his depth than George Bush at a Mensa convention.
No. 5Faced With Reality, Coulter Walks
When conservative hate mistress Ann Coulter told two Democratic strategists on Fox News that Afghanistan was “going swimmingly,” they went to town on her, and Coulter cut her interview short.