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Condi Rice Loves Fox News, Harry Smith of CBS

What is it with the Bush administration and open mics?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice let slip her media preferences on Thursday, saying “I love every single one” of Fox News network’s correspondents and also favors CBS anchor Harry Smith.
In comments overheard on an open microphone between morning television interviews, including one with Fox, the top U.S. diplomat said: “My Fox guys, I love every single one of them.”
But Rice told an aide that when she was next in Iraq she would like to do a “one-on-one” interview with CBS “The Early Show” anchor Harry Smith.
“He’s a decent guy. I know they are like 55 in the ratings, but I like him,” Rice said in comments monitored by Reuters on a television feed.

The ratings dig has to hurt, but at least Smith fared better than Adam Clymer and Hezbollah.