Cable networks MSNBC and CNN have aired segments discussing McCain’s “misstep” today, while Joe Scarborough talked about the media angle of the story this morning, and had some harsh words for his fellow MSNBC host…
“I know a couple of hosts ran this last night, made a huge deal because a liberal blogger picked it up. I will guarantee the host that ran it, waving their arms had no idea whether the Sunni Awakening or the surge began at the same time,” Scarborough said.
“Anybody that would argue that the Sunni awakening would have survived in Al Anbar Province without the surge, anybody that would make that argument, is so ignorant of the facts on the ground in western Iraq, in Al Anbar Province and what the Sunni Sheiks were doing throughout 2007, that they are too stupid to be on TV. So I hope they don’t carry that argument much longer because it is laughable.”
He’s also talking about Anderson Cooper I think:
ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: We begin with breaking news tonight: Barack Obama in the Middle East and John McCain taking shots at him back home. This could be a game changer.
Senator McCain says Obama doesn’t understand the significance of the surge. Now he appears to have given critics reason to believe that he doesn’t know one of the most basic facts about it, namely when it even began.