Skip to comments.Jim Lehrer interviews Prime Minister Iyad Allawi
Posted on 09/24/2004 8:27:55 AM PDT by crazyres
In an exclusive interview, Prime Minister Iyad Allawi discusses the recent hostage situation in Iraq, the media's portrayal of the war-torn nation and the upcoming elections in January.
I think Alwawi handled himself well and sounded truly frustrated with the media.
I think most people respond to sincerity when they hear it.
What does he know? If you want to know what life is really like for Iraqi citizens, ask the expert - John Kerry.
I saw that interview with Prime Minister Iyad Allawi by Jim Lehrer. Lehrer was rude. Not direct, not probing, but simply rude.
I think Lehrer is much fairer than most interviewers.
He attempted to make Kerry's point that Iraq was not as good as Allawi was portraying it.
Allawi told him that he is frustrated with the negative reporting and doesn't understand why the positives are not reported.
I thought Allawi did a good job of putting Jim in his place.
Allawi told Lehrer that focus on negative reporting about Iraq "gives oxygen to terrorists."
Lehrer kept bashing away at the negative news theme. Allawi asked why there's no reporting on all the cities in Iraq where there is positive news. He listed many cities, and asked why only Fallujah is reported on.
I kept wondering if Lehrer will be this biased when hosting the first debate. Answer is obvious.
Perhaps. But only from a relative point of view. The only choice of fairness that one has from the MSM is bad or worse. Jim is just bad.
I saw the last 5 minutes and Lehrer was being a pest. Thank for posting this, so I may read the whole transcript.
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