FOX “News” Pundit Tells Dick Cheney He’s Wrong. In Other News, That Bridge Over the Ocean in Iowa Opened

Posted: June 24, 2014 in politics
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This was getting a lot of play late last week, and it shock-ed me: Megyn Kelly actually held someone accountable for something when it was the opposite of something conservative. Megyn Kelly, the woman who claimed that Jesus and Santa were white. The Megyn Kelly on FOX “news.” And the person whom she held accountable was former US Vice President, Dick Cheney. And his daughter (the straight one).

Yeah. Wow.

At issue was an op-ed that the Cheneys wrote in the Wall Street Journal (also owned, with FOX “news,” by Rupert Murdoch), basically cherry-picking quotes from President Obama to state:

“Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many,” the Cheneys chortled. “Too many times to count, Mr. Obama has told us he is ‘ending’ the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — as though wishing made it so.”

You can read a more liberal account of their remarks over at the Washington Post, where the headline writer entitled the piece, “Dick Cheney wants to forget history and write his own version.”

On June 19, WND published a two-paragraph snippet from Mediaite about it (“Megyn Kelly to Dick Cheney: ‘You Were Wrong'”), and later on that day they did a full article (unattributed): “Megyn Kelly Rips into Cheney About WMD.” (BTW, the highest-rated commenters are ignoring the Kelly angle and running with the idea that Iraq really did have WMDs (weapons of mass destruction) that Saddam Hussein ferreted out of Iraq before the US invasion in 2003).

Here’s a bit from the longer WND article:

Kelly challenged Cheney, charging, “Time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong. You said there was no doubt Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction …”

Cheney didn’t respond directly to her statement, but he explained, “You’ve got to go back and look at the track record. We inherited a situation where there was no doubt in anybody’s mind about the extent of Saddam’s involvement in weapons of mass destruction.”

He noted support for the American move at that point was “overwhelming.”

But nuclear weapons of mass destruction weren’t found in Iraq, and critics of President Bush and Cheney said their foundation for the move into Iraq was therefore false.

I’m impressed. Of course, the WND commenters are now calling her a liberal.

  1. Bill Hudson says:

    Typo in date, you meant ‘June 19’ and not ‘July 19’

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