And speaking of Ahmadin-jihad, do you remember NBC’s Brian Williams making excuses for him when people wondered whether he was one of the Iranian holders of American hostages in 1979 and 1980? Was the president of Iran a terrorist? So what, said Brian Williams, Rookie Anchorman, in an amazing demonstration of moral equivalence heading into Fourth of July festivities: “What would it all matter if proven true? Someone brought up today the first several U.S. Presidents were certainly revolutionaries and might have been called terrorists at the time by the British Crown, after all.”
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