Johnny Dollar has video of a leg lamp sitting on Trace Gallagher’s desk as Julie Banderas tries to explain its significance. (Note to Banderas and whoever did research for this segment: The “father”, played by the late great Darin McGavin in his best role since “The Night Stalker” TV show, did not obsess over the lamp that he ordered it because it was all he wanted. It was in fact a prize that was awarded to him. He put it up for everyone to see because it was his “major award”. Yeah, I’ve seen “A Christmas Story” too many times. It was directed by the same guy that did “Porky’s” if you can believe it.)
November 26, 2006
John Roberts was on CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz this morning to talk about his experiences in Iraq. Transcript follows…
KURTZ: John Roberts, welcome.
ROBERTS: Good to be here.
KURTZ: The conventional wisdom is that American troops resent the media’s coverage of this war as too negative. But there’s a Zogby poll of U.S. forces that say 72 percent think they should leave within the year. What did you find, when you were in Iraq, military people saying about the mission and the media?
ROBERTS: You know, I spent a lot of time with U.S. troops in the month that I was there — I spent probably two weeks, or a little bit more than that, on the ground with them, north of Baghdad, in Baghdad, travelling with a lot of the Stryker units who had been there for 16 months now. They were very optimistic on the unit level about what they were doing. They believed in the mission that they were undertaking — clearing operations, trying to secure thee streets of Baghdad, trying to get some of the weapons off the streets, trying to deal with these militia members who are the cause of so much of this sectarian violence.
The Fox News Watch team gave out turkey awards today. Among the recipients; Nancy Grace and Keith Olbermann. Olbermann Watch has the video…
An emailer noted that MSNBC TV is advertising Tom Brokaw will be appearing on the Hardball College Tour on Monday December 4th…
UPDATE: This entry has been rewritten. The original entry was going on the information which suggested that this episode was on Monday, when it was actually the following Monday. ICN regrets the error.