17. August 2005 · Comments Off on Buy That Captain a Beer! · Categories: Media Matters Not

From Newsbusters:

After getting two responses to the effect that morale was good, Lauer had this to say: “Don’t get me wrong, I think you’re probably telling the truth, but there might be a lot of people at home wondering how that could be possible with the conditions you’re facing and with the insurgent attacks you’re facing. ”

If Lauer was the advocate for the anti-war case, he then made the cardinal mistake that no advocate should make: asking a question to which you don’t know the answer.

Asked Lauer: “What would you say to those people who are doubtful that morale could be that high?”

Captain Sherman Powell nailed Lauer, the MSM and the anti-war crowd with this beauty: “Well sir, I’d tell you, if I got my news from the newspapers also I’d be pretty depressed as well!”

Somebody, anybody, buy that Captain a beer, and put it on my tab.

Via Blackfive.

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