Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How Someone Always Wrong Is Always on TV

The Media and John McCain

Jon Soltz, HuffPost, Posted: 08/19/2014 1:52 pm

Last month, Jon Stewart challenged John McCain to a "Wrong Off," betting that all the times Senator McCain has been wrong about, well, anything, far outnumbers the times Stewart has been proven wrong.

I thought about that, when John McCain was on a Sunday talk show last weekend (State of the Union on CNN), this time as some kind of supposed expert on Iraq. The network, as pretty much all the other networks have, gave him an unfettered block of TV time to criticize the president, and lay out what he would do.

Why?

The number of times that Senator McCain hasn't just been wrong, but deadly wrong, on matters of our security is nearly impossible to count.

Maybe the DC fishbowl has convinced itself that Senator McCain has been prescient. Well, I'm here to give them a quick education, because many of us who have served in the these conflicts are less convinced.

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