Who ever heard of Bob Woodward: On Fox last night, the blind man was king. Sean Hannity started his ludicrous show with a long interview with Bob Woodward:
HANNITY (2/28/13): And welcome to Hannity!The interview went on for two segments. Woodward finally disavowed the idea that he felt “threatened” by Gene Sperling. On CNN the previous night, he had let that representation stand.
Now in just a moment, I'll be joined by Bob Woodward for an exclusive interview about whether or not he feels he's being threatened by the Obama White House. But first, here is the back story...
But Woodward continued to shape-shift and cherry-pick his ludicrous story, and this made him a hero on Fox. At 10, Greta van Susteren opened her program with a segment on Woodward, including footage of his interview with Sean. And at 8 o’clock, Mr. O had opened his program with the same thrilling topic:
O’REILLY (2/28/13): The O’Reilly Factor from LA is on! Tonight:On Fox, the appalling Woodward was king. What occurred on The One Liberal Channel?
WOODWARD (videotape): It was said very clearly: "You will regret doing this."
ANNOUNCER: Did the Obama administration threaten the Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward over a story on the budget chaos? And now others are coming forward saying they were threatened too.
LANNY DAVIS (videotape): That exact thing happened to me and I haven't spoken of this before.
ANNOUNCER: We will get to the bottom of a growing controversy.
Good God! It was just as we warned you! Rachel Maddow took the predictable dive; she never mentioned Woodward at all! Neither did the fiery liberal Chris Hayes, who was guest-hosting for Lawrence.
Chris Matthews seems to have been completely repurposed, but he didn’t mention Woodward either. From 5 through 11, only one program on MSNBC so much as mentioned this topic.
Alone among hosts, Big Ed took Woodward on. In his opening segment, he was helped by Barney Frank. In his second segment, David Corn and Mike Tomasky commented on Woodward’s craziness. That said, Corn was rather soft on Woodward. He was much harder on Politico for running with the non-story.
Easy to be hard!
On Fox, Woodward was thoroughly pimped to the world. But on The One True Liberal Channel, Maddow and friends took a dive.
For the record, Maddow’s program last night was awful in every respect. She devoted one full segment to self-promotion, two full segments to surpassingly dumb political analysis. She closed with an utterly pointless segment about the problem of having two Popes.
But through all that, she never quite managed to mention the name “Bob Woodward.” Maddow is skillful at conning us rubes. But as we've told you many times, she will never name big names like that.
Dearest darlings, it just isn't done! Careers hang in the balance!
What a joke that program is! Maddow loves to invent various things “the Beltway media” are said to have said, at which point she shoots those invented statements down. From such bullshit, we get the impression that she's fighting quite hard on our side.
She isn’t. Rachel Maddow, a giant fraud, proved that again last night.
On Fox, they proved it all night long, pimping Woodward's tale to the world. In response, Rachel ran off in the woods.
Once she arrived there, she hid. How many times do we have to explain the way this scam-song works?