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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

David Shuster Embarrasses Himself Trying to Embarrass GOP Congresswoman

This story is simply too rich. It seems every day we are seeing the Left time after time try to nail the Right and the ploy explodes in their face. We saw the guy that called Bush an idiot for falling off a Segway fall off of one and break three ribs. We saw the BetrayUs ad blow up in the Left's face and by this single gaffe gave their momentum against our presence in Iraq a jolt to the core.

David Shuster of MSNBC did a little research before interviewing GOP Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn from Tennessee. He thought an ambush would be just the thing for a supposedly objective journalist to do. Here is a partial transcript of the slimy attempted "gotcha" courtesy Newsbusters.com:
SHUSTER: Let's talk about the public trust. You represent of course a district in western Tennessee. What was the name of the last soldier from your district who was killed in Iraq?

MARSHA BLACKBURN: The name of the last soldier killed in Iraq from my district? I do not know.

SHUSTER: OK, his name was Jeremy Bohannon. He was killed August the ninth, 2007. How come you didn't know the name?

He even later went for the jugular vein with this zinger after she expressed appreciation for the sacrifices of our troops:
SHUSTER: Well, you weren't appreciative enough to know the name of this young man . . . I still think it's a little bit surprising that you didn't know the name of this last soldier killed in Iraq who's only 18 years old yet you do know so much about the MoveOn.org ad and the tactics you didn't like.
So we finally see the root of Shuster's attack being sour grapes over the MoveOn debacle and its political fallout. Well it turns out that Pvt. Jeremy Bohannon did not come from Blackburn's district. He came from Democrat John Tanner's 8th district. In Shuster's rush to leap to the defense of MoveOn.Oink, he came with shoddy research and has only succeeded in embarrassing himself. He has come out with a stiff and awkward apology.

Can you imagine the sick feeling in the pit of his stomach he must have felt when he was informed he had botched the hatchet job? I can think of a few things that would cause such a feeling. Flying by a hidden cop in a speed trap, seeing the radar gun on you and looking at the speedometer showing 90 in a 55. Or the day Dan Rather found out the documents he was going to nail Bush with were forged and technology could prove it. Or being in front of hundreds of wedding guests and the bride suddenly says she can't go through with it and runs out. Or finding out your flight has canceled and you are going to miss embarking on your cruise. The best part is the ammunition this provides every conservative for future interviews with Shuster. Oh David, are you sure you got your research right on that?

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