From CNN’s Jack Cafferty this afternoon:
JACK CAFFERTY: Well, I obviously didn’t see it because it hasn’t been released in its entirety yet. But I would guess it didn’t exactly represent a profile in courage for the Vice President to wander over there to the ‘f-word’network for a sit down with Brit Hume. I mean that’s a little like Bonnie interviewing Clyde, ain’t it? I mean, where was the news conference? Where was the access to all of the members of the media? I don’t know, whatever.
Wolf: Do you still think he needs to do a full scale news conference, invite all the cameras, all the reporters and ask whatever they want?
Cafferty: That’s never going to happen. But I mean running over there to the Fox Network to do it, i mean talk about seeking a safe haven. He’s not going to get any high hard ones from anybody at the f-word ntework, I think we know that.”
How bitter at cable eclipse can you be? The Veep went on the most watched network likely to give his interview a complete airing. He was interviewed by the most respected and experienced anchor in America right now by the people who care about professionalism.
And a one-on-one interview is much more productive than a gaggle of screamers trying to score cheap shot points, as David Gregory has amply demonstrated over the past two days.
From the e-mail reaction to the interview with Lawrence O’Donnell:
DEAR HUGH- AFTER JIMMY CARTER EMBARRASSED OUR PRESIDENT WITH HIS NASTY COMMENTS AT THE KING MEMORIAL SERVICE, YOU GAVE ME AN OUTLET FOR MY ABSOLUTE ANGER- BY DONATING TO CARTER’S SON’S OPPONENT IN THE RACE FOR SENATOR. PLEASE GIVE ME AN OUTLET FOR MY EXTREME ANGER AT LAWRENCE O’DONNELL’S OUTRAGEOUS STATEMENTS THAT MAYBE CHENEY WAS DRUNK!!
My guess is that the re-election of Rick Santorum would most greatly upset Lawrence, so proceed to Santorum for Senate and donate online. Glad to be of assistance.