Sunday, December 14, 2008

Freedom and Peace

The Secret Service was alarmingly slow on this attack. (Video at lower left.) Aren't they supposed to put themselves between a bullet and the President? They couldn't put themselves between a shoe and the President. Yikes!



Blogger k said...

man we said the same thing! how did that guy get a second shoe off? alarming.

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Luther said...

They couldn't put themselves between a shoe and the President.

You know that would have been hilarious to see the secret service guys jumping in the way and the shoes bouncing off of their heads.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Heh--in slow mo.

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Papa Ken said...

Do you feel that throwing a shoe at the President and calling him a dog, compromises the reporter's journalistic objectivity?

2:43 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Patterico, where I first saw the story, had a funny joke about that, Papa Ken.

Fellow Iraqi journalists defended the journalist, saying that his shoe-throwing tendencies would not interfere with his ability to put together an objective news story about Bush. “This is not evidence of anti-Bush bias,” one said. “As journalists, we are able to put our personal feelings aside. We are professionals.”

Let's take the joke a step further--I understand the journalist has been added to David Gregory's round table on NBC's Meet the Press.

2:58 PM  
Blogger Mike LaRoche said...

That Iraqi journalist is still more objective than Keith Olbermann.

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Cali Joe said...

Responding to PapaKen - at least he's being intellectually honest about it. Here it's "bias, what bias?"

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Luther said...

Well when I throw my shoes at people, which BTW is shockingly frequent, it is never due to personal emotions or prejudices, it is my unbiased judgment that they deserved it! :)

12:58 PM  

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