Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Chuck Roberts apologizes; 10 terror alert "coincidences"

A major victory for the blogosphere today, as CNN's Chuck Roberts apologized to Ned Lamont in a live interview for referring to him as the "al-Qaeda" candidate; conceding he phrased it poorly: Roberts was not able to identify anyone who had made such a reference to Lamont; but had rather meant to say that Lamont's victory was seen by some as "emboldening" al Qaeda. Lamont appeared to accept the apology then quickly attacked Vice-President Cheney and Senator Joe Lieberman, the latter of whom he defeated.

Somewhat related to this is how coincidental it seemed that there were terror arrests made in London less than 48 hours after Lamont's victory, and how it was timed under pressure from the United States, even though British authorities now concede no attack was "good to go" and they still needed to gather some more information and round up more suspects before going public. On that note, Keith Olbermann of MSNBC reviewed ten other "coincidences" of events which seemed to tip the balance in favour of the Democrats, only to be followed within three or four days (and in one case the same day!) by a "terror alert." Read the list -- about a third or so down the transcript -- and judge for yourself.

UPDATE (Wednewday 06/08/16 7:53 AM, 1153 GMT: Crooks and Liars has the video. Guess this and his other smackdowns of the likes of Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter is why he hasn't been invited back to guest host on Paul Harvey's "newscast."

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