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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly took yet another Iraq War architect to task on Thursday, this time calling out former United Nations ambassador John Bolton for saying that America's entry into the conflict is "irrelevant" at this point. when Bolton said that past decisions are "irrelevant to the circumstances we face now," Kelly got animated. "I know, you keep saying that but it actually is relevant to a lot of people out there who are wondering, 'How did we get here?' Is it not relevant to ask, 'How did we get here?'" she asked.

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Kelly also asked Bolton, "You know that a lot of people are out there tonight saying, 'Well, weren't you one of the people who was in favor of going into Iraq in the first place and Is that why you don't want to discuss the past ten years and whether they were worth it?'"

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It's like watching a child grow up and begin to question the lies they've been told.

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-06-21 09:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

I think hell is slowly freezing over... It's probably just temporary. Real journalism doesn't last long.

#2 | Posted by pragmatous at 2014-06-21 10:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

Fox News has no choice. They need Kelly to be questioning old positions because they are so obviously wrong, if they have any hope of retaining credibility first they have to deal with the wrong headed positions they supported for so long.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2014-06-21 11:39 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 3

Real journalism doesn't last long.

Entertainment does....

#4 | Posted by wurster at 2014-06-22 01:17 AM | Reply | Flag:

"Entertainment does...."

Might explain all the blondes.

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-06-22 02:19 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

How could anybody forget about ol' Walrus Face ~ George Bush's #1 -----. The image that will be forever seared in my memory is Bolton's giant mustache and angry red face plastered against the glass panes of a locked door when he was called into service by George Bush to disrupt the vote recount taking place in Miami.

Now THAT was entertainment!

That image automatically cancels anything Bolton does or says for the rest of his life, including that recess appointment to the U.N.

John Bolton ~ the Bush administration's "Disrupter!"

LOL ~ What a waste of oxygen!

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2014-06-22 02:36 AM | Reply | Flag:

"It's like watching a child grow up and begin to question the lies they've been told."

Which would explain why most obama supporters continue being misled.

#7 | Posted by outbacker at 2014-06-22 08:48 AM | Reply | Flag:

Got to love it-----How the burglar go into your house is no longer relevent----Just that your stuff is missing.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-22 09:04 AM | Reply | Flag:

'Kelly also asked Bolton, "You know that a lot of people are out there tonight saying, 'Well, weren't you one of the people who was in favor of going into Iraq in the first place and Is that why you don't want to discuss the past ten years and whether they were worth it?'"

Which is of course just what Bolton is trying to distract from. He's just like Cheney. If the rest of the world could ignore what it was they'd actually done, both men might have a chance to carry-on in the media as if they were geniuses.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-22 09:06 AM | Reply | Flag:

The top dogs at Fox must believe it is in their interest to candidly question those like Cheney and Bolton about this absurd costly war to America. Perhaps Cantor being kicked to the sidelines gives them a clue that Americans are fed up with "Z" view politics and reporting.

The kind of media we need is one where the reporters and anchors have independence and latitude to question our officials and without an overriding underlying view that favors any outside nation.

The kind of media we once had was independent where the top management was both ethnically and politically diverse. Now it is consolidated and mostly top down driven where agendas are perpetuated and direction given to those whose voices and journalism we hear. Lack of diversity tends to breed a single ideological view with the "Z" view always front and center.

We created a false need to invade Iraq post 9-11 because Americans would never have tolerated the truth. mondoweiss.net

#10 | Posted by Robson at 2014-06-22 10:24 AM | Reply | Flag:

how can I keep criticizing Fox News if the start making sense?

#11 | Posted by kudzu at 2014-06-22 10:56 AM | Reply | Flag:

Has anybody watched the news in the past few days? Oficials are worried that ISIS will get into sadams old warehouse full of chemicial weapons.

Also, dow anyone remember how many dems were beating the war drum before the invasion? Oh, I guess THAT doesn't matter.

#12 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-06-22 11:23 AM | Reply | Flag:

Also, dow anyone remember how many dems were beating the war drum before the invasion? Oh, I guess THAT doesn't matter.

#12 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-06

Anyone who caught war fever in 2003 is at fault. Or course, some of them have a partial excuse in that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were, and are, cynical and world-class liars.

I still remember when George, on TV no less, warned that Saddam might launch a missile strike loaded with WMD that could land in this country in, I swear to God, forty-five minutes.

#14 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-22 11:28 AM | Reply | Flag:

#12 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-06

Now that we've established just how stupid and fooled you were eleven years ago.....Hey, want another bite of that Iraqi apple?

#15 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-22 11:29 AM | Reply | Flag:

Iraq possesses ballistic missiles with a likely range of hundreds of miles -- far enough to strike Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkey, and other nations -- in a region where more than 135,000 American civilians and service members live and work. We've also discovered through intelligence that Iraq has a growing fleet of manned and unmanned aerial vehicles that could be used to disperse chemical or biological weapons across broad areas. We're concerned that Iraq is exploring ways of using these UAVS for missions targeting the United States. And, of course, sophisticated delivery systems aren't required for a chemical or biological attack; all that might be required are a small container and one terrorist or Iraqi intelligence operative to deliver it.

George W. Bush, 10/07/2002

#16 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-22 11:40 AM | Reply | Flag:

Ah, memories. There's much worse available to be posted. But you don't have to trust me, do you?

#17 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-22 11:41 AM | Reply | Flag:

This is the sort of history that makes you understand, in part, why the GOP became committed to the destruction of Obama at any cost.

Anything, anything, anything to try and prove that someone else is worse than Bush.

#18 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-22 11:43 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 3

"What difference, at this point, does it make" = "irrelevant to the circumstances we face now,"

Yet the delusional left doesn't see the hypocrisy of their side......EVER.

How we got there is important. How we don't repeat the mistakes of the past is lost on both sides EVERY time in government. EVERY time. It's juvenile to claim one side has the rights to do so.

#19 | Posted by e_pluribus_unum at 2014-06-22 03:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

I still remember when George, on TV no less, warned that Saddam might launch a missile strike loaded with WMD that could land in this country in, I swear to God, forty-five minutes.

#14 | Posted by Zed

I'm sure you have a link to that lie.

#20 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-06-22 04:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

Damn zed, you just made a lier out of yourself.

#21 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-06-22 04:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

Kelly's faux attempts at journalism don't matter. Real journalism in 2002 wouldve affected actual POLICY but fox was too busy cheerleading the liars.

What good does it do after the fact? None. She's just challenging 10 12 year old lies in a transparent attempt to score some credibility points from suckers who can no longer sustain the lie that iraq was a good idea.

Instead, maybe kelly should start focusing on challenging the right wing lies of TODAY that could actually be changed? Like their trickle down lies, their climate deniers, or their fracking cheerleaders?

Never gonna happen.

#22 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-06-22 05:04 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Shouldn't somebody be asking Fox News how we got into Iraq?

oh well

#23 | Posted by truthhurts at 2014-06-22 05:56 PM | Reply | Flag:


September 26, 2002
President George W. Bush addresses the press in the White House Rose Garden [link to source]

"The danger to our country is grave… The Iraqi regime possesses biological and chemical weapons. The Iraqi regime is building the facilities necessary to make more biological and chemical weapons.

"According to the British government, the Iraqi regime could launch a biological or chemical attack in as little as 45 minutes, after the order were given."

Truth once again proving to be much stranger than fiction.

#24 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-22 09:22 PM | Reply | Flag:

Damn zed, you just made a lier out of yourself.
#21 | Posted by Sniper

Actually, Zed made you look like an ignorant fool and a chump.
Zed, of all people. Zed did that to you.

#25 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-06-23 12:13 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 5

Zed, of all people.

#25 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-06-23 12

I appreciate the support.

#26 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-23 08:04 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

how can I keep criticizing Fox News if the start making sense?

#11 | POSTED BY KUDZU AT 2014-06-22 10:56 AM | FLAG:

Wait for the op-ed shows to come back on. It is infotainment after all.

#27 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2014-06-23 08:40 AM | Reply | Flag:

All this honesty is gonna ruin late night comedy.

#28 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-06-23 11:05 AM | Reply | Flag:

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