Sunday, September 24, 2006

Dear Fox News & Chris Wallace:

Some say only Nixon could have opened a dialog with China. Perhaps it is also true only Fox News could have gotten President Clinton to set the story straight on his administration's response to bin Laden and al Qu'aida in the period after Somalia through the end of his tenure as President.

President Clinton did a masterful job of refuting point by point the conservative convention wisdom encapsulated in the first bin Laden related question posed by Chris Wallace to President Clinton. This despite the attempts by Wallace to short-circuit President Clinton's comprehensive reply to all of the points raised by Wallace's question.

Moreover, a Lexis-Nexis search and a Google News search both reveal exactly ZERO questions on Fox News Sunday posed by Chris Wallace to any member of the Bush administration with regard to the Bush administration's lack of response to the attack on the USS Cole or why they downgraded Richard Clarke's position as chief counter-terrorism official in the White House.

In other words, Wallace's question allowed Clinton the opportunity to forcefully demolish the conservative conventional wisdom typically presented by Fox News.

With regard to the Fox News characterization of President Clinton's response as "crazed" and "angry", the more accurate characterization would appear to be passionate.


Aaron D. Adams


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