Sunday, August 13, 2006

"Oh My God! Hitler Remembered My Name!"

You know, it's funny. In all my study of twentieth-century history in general and World War II in particular, I've never come across a single instance of Edward R. Murrow doing a sit-down exclusive radio interview for CBS with German Chancellor Adolph Hitler. Yet in a televised series that started last Thursday and concluded tonight on 60 Minutes, the elderly Mike Wallace - you know, the guy that hosted that History Channel documentary series entitled The Twentieth Century, which included quite a bit of material on Hitler - followed in the despicable footsteps of Dan Rather and his kanoodling with Saddam Hussein fifteen years ago and bestowed a fawning, groupie-like propaganda gift on Iranian "president" Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

One has to horrifyingly marvel at the depths of Wallace's star-struck bootlicking:

Wallace dismissed the common perceptions of Ahmadinejad.

"He's actually, in a strange way, he's a rather attractive man, very smart, savvy, self-assured, good looking in a strange way," Wallace said. "He's very, very short but he's comfortable in his own skin."
You know, maybe it's just my comfort level in my own skin, or my not having any interest in a comfort level in any other man's skin, but I don't think it would ever occur to me to refer to another man as "attractive" or "good-looking," much less a man that looks like a darker-complected cousin of the Neanderthals in that Geico auto insurance commercial.

Plus, have you ever seen Adolph, Jr. wearing a tie or even a suit jacket? I'm not real big on formal wear myself, but shouldn't the figurehead of a regime that seeks to conquer the Middle East and dominate the world do better than cream-colored windbreakers and Dockers?

Despite problems with translation - there was only one translator for a time during the interview - Wallace said Ahmadinejad was patient.

"He couldn't have been more accommodating. He had a good time doing the interview," Wallace said.

I don't doubt it. What megalomaniac wouldn't enjoy getting his ass kissed passionately by an idiot dhimmi infidel "journalist" who so enthusiastically humiliates himself that he spares you the effort?

And he believes that it was Ahmadinejad's idea to do the interview. He acknowledged that he had become a much-desired interview subject but told the veteran CBS journalist that he remembered a discussion the two had over a year ago when Ahmadinejad was in New York.

"I don't know if you remember this or not but you and I had a talk over breakfast at the United Nations," Ahmadinejad told Wallace. "Do you remember that you asked me at the time if I would sit down with you ... and I said by all means, let's do it." Wallace said he was surprised that Ahmadinejad had remembered.

A little ego stroke, and the idiot dhimmi infidel "journalist" will kiss something else anatomically nearby as an added expression of gratitude.

Here's more Wallace gushings from the Jerusalem Post:

Of Ahmadinejad, Wallace said, "He's an impressive fellow, this guy. He really is. He's obviously smart as hell."

Wallace said he was surprised to find that the Iranian president was still a college professor who taught a graduate-level course.

"You'll find him an interesting man," he said. "I expected more of a firebrand. I don't think he has the slightest doubt about how he feels ... about the American administration and the Zionist state. He comes across as more rational than I had expected."

And Hitler was a dog lover, had a flair for drama, and made the trains run on time. Next time he promised to show me his cuckoo-clock collection!

Notice how Wallace uses Ahmadinejad's term for Israel ("the Zionist state")? Think he challenged the Iranian frontman on his regime's outlaw pursuit of nuclear weapons, support for global Islamist terrorism, subversion of the neighboring democracy in Iraq, complicity in Hezbollah's aggression against Israel, or his repeated vows to wipe the Jewish state off the map?

Don't be an idiot. Of the two men's mutual object of hatred, President Bush, Adolph, Jr. said:

They want to build an empire. And they don't want to live side-by-side in peace with other nations.

I wonder if the wet spot was showing on Wallace's trousers after that one. Even at the age of 88 that had to have aroused him a little bit.

Matt Drudge posted excerpts from Wallace's appearance on Sean Hannity's radio show. I swear I don't understand how Hannity can put up with such idiocy:

88-year-old CBS journalist Mike Wallace says Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a 'reasonable' man on Sean Hannity's ABC radio program... Points out Ahmadinejad not anti-Jewish... just anti-Zionist state. Says many Jews in Iranian Parliament, in great positions in Iranian life... Believes Ahmadinejad sincere in his hope for peaceful coexistence between Iran and West... Troubled by comparisons of leader to Hitler... Marvels at Ahmadinejad's civil engineering degree, 'intellect', 'savvy'... Asks viewers not to bring 'prejudices' to Sunday night 60 Minutes broadcast... Proclaims 'discussion' was sincere and not for propaganda purposes...
Oh, God, where's the Pepto Bismal?

{*sigh*} What can you say? Is Wallace senile? That'd be a convenient and readily-at-hand excuse. But that wouldn't excuse CBS for staging and facilitating this enemy propaganda. The same CBS, remember, that tried to smear the American president out of office with lies and fabricated documents and made-up stories of disappearing Iraqi explosives. A Wallace interview with George Bush would be as hostile as this one was affectionate, and as verbally violent as this one was figuratively pornographic.

Is President Bush going to receive a return favor to address the Iranian people free of filter, editing, or interference? Again, don't be an idiot - he can't even get that at home, apart, perhaps, from Fox News.

And when the "reasonable" Iranian "leader" tries to make good on his threat to obliterate Israel - and us?

You're not an idiot. You can figure it out.

Just keep plenty of Pepto Bismal on hand before you get started. You'll need every drop.