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I was just on a BBC radio show, providing “balance,” I suppose after some lefty twit of a professor essentially charged that thousands drowned in New Orleans because Bush and Cheney are so uncaring that they’d rather see poor people die than cut their summer vacations short.

I do BBC programs fairly often but this interview really seemed to me egregiously biased. The interviewer kept asking questions based on heavily spun and even, I believe, blatantly false information –such as her contention that Bush didn’t return Governor Blanco’s calls. (Has anyone even heard that one?) And she didn’t seem to understand that it is the governor – not the president – who has the power to mobilize the National Guard.

It really wasn’t news and commentary, nor was it even a sincere show of empathy for the victims of the flood. It was basically an attempt to rub salt into a Bush/American wound and gloat over the resulting discomfort.

Clifford D. May — Clifford D. May is an American journalist and editor. He is the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative policy institute created shortly after the 9/11 attacks, ...

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