November 13, 2011
Video: Newt Gingrich Schools CBS's Scott Pelley on Killing American Born Terrorists OverseasTopics: Political News and commentaries
During Saturday's Republican presidential debate in South Carolina, CBS's Scott Pelley arrogantly and smugly argued with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich about the "rule of law" concerning killing American born terrorists overseas. He actually attempted to lecture Gingrich on the issue. As Ed Morrissey notes over at Hot Air ... "big mistake." Gingrich quickly made Pelley out to be the biased, liberal, unknowledgeable fool that he indeed is:
Noel Sheppard elaborates at NewsBusters:
By the end of the exchange, Pelley, with a smug, condescending expression on his face, looked quite foolish as the audience applauded and one of Gingrich's opponents on stage actually commented, "Well said. Well said" ...
Maybe someone should tell debate moderators that the participants are supposed to debate each other not them.
Also fascinating about this exchange was how as he was being schooled, Pelley was heard saying "No," and the folks at CBSNews.com even included that in their transcript.
Let's understand that Pelley's bona fides as an expert on military law include attending journalism school at Texas Tech University with his bio not specifying if he actually earned a degree. From what I can find, he has not authored one book in his career on any subject let alone the one he was challenging the former Speaker on.
By contrast, Gingrich has a B.A. in history from Emory University, a Masters and Ph.D. in modern European history from Tulane, and has authored 25 books including seven on war.
So maybe Pelley ought to wipe that smug, condescending look off his face:
Posted by Hyscience at November 13, 2011 9:45 AM
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