MEET THE NEW IRAQI PRESIDENT: Roger L. Simon writes:
I find Meet the Press a prime example of the decline of the mainstream media during my lifetime. A show which began years ago with several voices has devolved into the fiefdom of Tim Russert–and the medieval analogy is not accidental. Still, I watch it, even if his questions are not designed to reveal the truth, but rather for dramatic-gotcha effect.
Simon says that Iraq’s incoming president, Ghazi Al-Yawar, did a masterful job of defending himself from Russert’s gotcha-games–and the quotes of Al-Yawar confirm it.