"When we walk away from global warming, Kyoto, when we are irresponsibly slow in moving toward AIDS in Africa, when we don't advance and live up to our own rhetoric and standards, we set a terrible message of duplicity and hypocrisy. So we have a crisis of confidence in the Middle East — in the world, really. I've
never seen our country as isolated, as much as a sort of international pariah
for a number of reasons as it is today."
kOs kiDDie KingOneEye writes:
Lookout! Incoming! It has already started. This morning Fox News' Brain
Wilson (recently promoted to VP and Washington bureau chief) asked
Democratic "strategist", Bob Beckel, if John Kerry should be calling the U.
S. an international pariah (Beckel bought the premise). The headline on Foxnews.com is: "Kerry Blasts Foreign Policy, Says U.S. Has Become 'International Pariah.'"
Never mind the fact that that is neither what Kerry said, nor the
obvious intent of his comments. And forget that both surveys of international
leaders and populations affirm the accuracy of Kerry's statement. Fox (the
only cable news channel that does not bring you the usual left wing bias), will find this just too juicy a morsel to exploit and too easy to misrepresent. So be prepared for the Fox-led onslaught condemning these unpatriotic remarks that embolden the terrorists.
Not what he said?
Not what he intended?
This is a fake quote, but an accurate statement? (KingOneEye is Dan Rather?)
Another joke? (Not Kerry. What Kerry said.)
FOX is misrepresenting?
Where is my nuance and rhetoric translator?
Ah, "screw'um. Kerry is now an official nobody.