Here’s Tom Brokaw, last year’s model, parroting the McCain talking point that you can’t criticize him because he was a POW. What nonsense.
Good point he makes. Where was Clinton during that time? McCain is a hero, we can’t be mad at him for that.
More very disturbing commentary that continues the trend of biased “reporting” — from an entire row of CNN Talking Heads, commenting after Wednesday’s moving and dramatic Convention night:
*Woman smiling almost to a grimace says she can’t imagine why the Democrats included Bill Clinton, who said that Republicans thought he was inexperienced and “we were right because he lost the Congress after just 4 years.”
*Blonde man says that “we will have to wait until Thursday to drink the Koolade” (a not-so-veiled reference to the cheering Democrats being like the Jonestown, Guyana, mass suicides).
*Woman says smugly that Democrats didn’t even talk about 9/11.
*Bearded reporter says Democrats missed yet another chance to skewer McCain, and don’t they know that nobody cares about Obama, and the Republicans will spend their convention skewering Obama.
Painful that this is the mainstream media.
Jason, in your view, what makes John McCain a hero?
Time as a POW isn’t the blanket excuse for every decision, political stance, and gaffe McCain has made over the years.
So if he was out robbing banks to bankroll his 7 homes, that would be OK because he was a POW?
I suppose his POW time is also why he won’t condemn the torture of terrorism suspects — if he lived through detention, so can the next guy?
According to the current esteemed administration, John McCain was never tortured. He was “aggressively interrogated”…
At least he knows how to lose a war…
I’ve been generally disappointed with the NBC coverage. Brian Williams is nothing more than a talking head and Brokaw doesn’t seem very relevant anymore… I miss Tim Russert.
If you don’t think John McCain is a hero you are an ignorant ingrate. Try to educate yourself…
….if you’re an American, that is.
Steve-New York’s ”Subway Superhero,” Wesley Autrey, who risked his life to save a man from being crushed by a train, was a true hero.
That doesn’t qualify him to be President.
I didn’t say McCain should be president. Only that he is an American hero. That point seems indisputable to me, but obviously not everyone thinks like I do.
“If you don’t think John McCain is a hero you are an ignorant ingrate. Try to educate yourself.”
Good argument. Absolute Dale Carnegie ad hominem type stuff.
Regardless of personal definitions, the public perception of McCain”s time as a POW makes him a hero. Doesn’t matter if he did anything heroic, the fact is sufficient in itself (in the majority of American’s minds) to make it so.
That’s why all the speakers were v. v. careful to acknowledge that fact before ripping into him.
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