Monday, June 13, 2011

Fareed Fail

All my readers know I really like Fareed Zakaria and his Sunday show, Global Public Square. This week’s show was no exception -- with one exception.

“Fareed’s Take” was great. It was about unemployment being the key issue in solving our economic crisis. The show ended with an interview with Henry Kissinger and his 40-year involvement with China. Think about China 40 years ago and China today. That’s a heck of a trip. And Kissinger had a front-row seat.

As I was saying, great stuff. It’s normal for Fareed. That’s what makes his show so refreshing. That made Ann Coulter’s appearance all the more shocking. Yeah, Ann Coulter, the blonde bomb shill. For those unfamiliar with her, just look at the title of her books:

High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton

Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right

Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism

How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter

Godless: The Church of Liberalism

If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans

Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America

Ann Coulter is so bad she makes Newt Gingrich look good. Now that’s bad. And even worse, she gets cut up into little bitty pieces by Elliot Spitzer. You can watch it for yourself. (The panel starts at the 4:30 mark.)

Now, nobody is perfect. And everyone has a crazy idea or two. For instance, I’d love to see Elliot Spitzer as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. I know it’s crazy but look at history. Roosevelt put Joe Kennedy in charge of the SEC with the famous thought that it “takes a crook to catch a crook.” There’s a lot of power in redemption. Can you imagine how motivated Spitzer would be if given a shot at redemption that big?

But putting Ann Coulter on your show is a serious error in judgment.

I’ll forgive Fareed. I’ll be watching again next week. Heck, I’d even forgive Spitzer. But I’ll have to go to church for a lot more Sundays before I forgive Ann Coulter. Either that or she’ll have to become a lot smarter.

Don Brown
June 13, 2011

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