Newt Gingrich Body Slams CBS Reporter Scott Pelley
I Thought This Was a Debate Among The Candidates!
By Dell Hill
H/T - Ed Morrissey
highlight of tonight’s presidential candidates debate, hosted by CBS,
looked more like the final seconds of a world championship WWF match.
CBS reporter, Scott Pelley, decided to engage Newt Gingrich with a
question concerning the rule of law when American citizens become
involved in aggressive, war-like activity against their own country.
Ed Morrissey has our report.
“I missed tonight’s CBS debate, mainly because I spent a great evening with some of my blogging friends here at FreedomWorks’
BlogCon2011. When I returned, though, I got a few messages about one
particular moment in the debate, where CBS moderator attempted to
lecture Newt Gingrich on the “rule of law” regarding American citizens
who join the enemy to wage war against the US. Big mistake.
two worst aspects of this exchange? The smug look on Pelley’s face
when he challenged Gingrich on this point, and the “no” you can hear him
utter just as Gingrich started his smackdown of Pelley. Regardless of
the context of this exchange, this is a perfect encapsulation of why
these media debates are utterly worthless, and why the Republican Party
needs to force a format change. Pelley isn’t running for President, and
we don’t need to have Pelley debating the presidential candidates. We
need them to debate each other. It’s only made more ridiculous when a
moderator-turned-participant ends up as far out of his depth as Pelley
was on this question.”
Amen, Ed, Amen!!