The worst draft of history

Chris Wallace's dad, 60 Minutes vet Mike Wallace, must be shrinking with shame at his son's tinker toy journalism.

After all, Wallace pére has some rather hefty (as far as TV goes at least) investigative pieces under his belt. He challenges the powerful. Chris, in an apparent effort to forge his own path has chosen to distinguish himself by becoming a proxy for the administration, making their arguments for them. To wit (or: twit, perhaps):

Judd Legum writes: "In a stunning display of historical revisionism, Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace argued this morning that President Bush never tried to link al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein..."

He does it by zeroing in on one Bush quote that could, if someone really really really, close your eyes tight and think of Kansas, wanted to, be read as ambiguous.

And then you'd have to completely ignore (or worse, maybe, be ignorant of) statements like this (or all these):


"Saddam Hussein has longstanding, direct and continuing ties to terrorist networks. Senior members of Iraqi intelligence and al Qaeda have met at least eight times since the early 1990s. Iraq has sent bomb-making and document forgery experts to work with al Qaeda. Iraq has also provided al Qaeda with chemical and biological weapons training. And an al Qaeda operative was sent to Iraq several times in the late 1990s for help in acquiring poisons and gases."
If Chris doesn't end up working for the administration, word is he's a shoo-in at Blogs for Bush. (ThinkProgress)


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