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GUEST COMMENTARY/NEWS ANALYSIS: Mike Wallace Hired as Iranian Spin Doctor?

Posted by kinchendavid on August 12, 2006

By Jim Kouri

It takes a whole lot to shock me these days, but I must admit that my jaw dropped upon hearing “retired” CBS newsman Mike Wallace gush over Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The “60 Minutes” correspondent, who retired last March, was all excited about his exclusive interview with the Iranian president, and to be fair it was a journalistic coup.

However, after hearing Wallace discuss the interview with Sean Hannity on his radio show, if I were working for the State Department, I’d investigate whether or not Mike Wallace registered as an agent for a foreign government. Ahmadinejad couldn’t buy better spin and publicity.

According to CBS News, Wallace’s interview aired on CBS Evening News on Thursday, Aug. 10 and will be on “60 Minutes” on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006.

Wallace — who has never impressed me as someone with intellectual prowess — said that the maniacal dictator is “a rather attractive man, very smart, savvy, self-assured, good looking in a strange way. He’s very, very short but he’s comfortable in his own skin.”

I don’t know about you, but I smell a dinner date on the horizon for Ahmadinejad and Wallace. I guess it’s those cool sheets Ahmandinejad wears that makes Wallace’s heart flutter.

He also said that he believes the Iranian president is sincere when he says he wants a world filled with love, peace and understanding. Really. Wallace said that.

Wallace gushed about how Ahmadinejad isn’t anti-Semitic, as well, with Wallace reminding us all that he himself is Jewish. He also told Hannity that he believes the man is honest, even though he’s said he wants to annihilate Israel, he’d be perfectly willing to have the Jews move to a new country in Europe or the United States.

I could go on, but I won’t. My stomach turns when I listen to traitors with metal plates in their heads who masquerade as journalists.

Wallace should have retired years ago. I’ve always believed he is one of the dumbest journalists in the world, which is a difficult thing to achieve when you consider his competition. Now I believe he’s a terrorist supporter. I guess if he’s going to be an idiot, he might as well be a useful idiot for some dictator.

One example of this 80-year old, mentally challenged newsman’s obvious stupidity occurred during the 2004 D-day Memorial in Europe. Wallace was sitting surrounded by WWII vets shooting the breeze when he complained about President George Bush taking the US into a war with Iraq with a “phony coalition.”

“When we fought the Nazis … when we invaded Normandy we had a real coalition,” he said.

Right then and there I concluded that Wallace was dumber than I originally thought.

I would have asked Wallace what nations were part of this “real” coalition? The Germans? Nope, we were fighting them. The French? Nope, they were working with the Germans. The Russians? Okay, but they weren’t interested in fighting Nazis after signing the Warsaw Pact with Hitler. It wasn’t until the Germans invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, that they became a coalition partner. (By the way, American leftists were against the war until Hitler invaded the Utopian paradise of the USSR, at which point they became warmongers.)

How about Japan? Part of our WWII coalition? Nope, we were fighting them as well. Spain? Nope, a fascist state who supported Hitler ruled. Italy? Nope, Italy was part of the Axis powers. Austria? Occupied. Belgium? Occupied. Holland? Occupied. Poland? Occupied.

The main players in the allied invasion of Europe were: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. And Wallace needs his head examined. I believe the plate in his head got jarred loose.

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Jim Kouri is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. Kouri has appeared as on-air commentator for more than 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com. Kouri’s own website is located at http://jimkouri.U.S.

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