Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cobra Vs. Mongoose - Michellle Malkin/Juan Williams Slugfest Gets Personal

In a discussion over the recent national security leaks that appear to be designed to help President Obama by improving his national security creds in the coming election, ex-NPR mouthpiece and FOX news commentator Juan Williams attempted to defend President Obama by comparing this to the Plame non-scandal and chanting the all purpose 'Bushie did it' mantra.

Michelle Malkin wasn't having any of that:

“All you can say is Plame, Plame, Plame; blame, blame, blame; Bush, Bush, Bush,” Malkin told Williams as he argued that the current national security White House leaks were not different from what had transpired in other White Houses. Williams took offense to that, telling Malkin that he was a “real reporter, not a blogger out in the blogosphere somewhere,” which in turn visibly offended Malkin, who retorted, “right, because I’m not a real reporter.” Williams completed his point that reporters “did not get any classified information,” over both Hannity and Malkin, before Hannity gave Malkin the last word.

She used that last word against Williams. “The American people are sick of the kind of snotty condescension from liberal elite journalists like Juan Williams who tell us that the rest of us are not doing our jobs, when the point is that when Eric Holder was shamefully approved and nominated and approved to be Attorney General–” At this point, after a heavy eyeroll and mouthing “Oh my God,” Williams interrupted to inform her that she was “way off topic” and “not talking about what we’re debating here tonight on Sean’s show.”

Williams is wrong of course, because the leaks were classified information, and as Sean Hannity points out, are going to create major problems if intel professionals in foreign countries like Israel decide they can't work with us any more because we can't be trusted.

But I suppose, to Juan Williams, having the president's back transcends all.

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