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Posted on 02/27/2006 8:47:18 AM PST by Cableguy
Jack Cafferty, CNN's resident curmudgeon, is drawing some flak for his rhetorical bombshells.
In a typical rant, Cafferty, a New York local anchor for two decades who now delivers his short bursts on "The Situation Room," said of the Bush administration: "Who cares if the Patriot Act gets renewed? Want to abuse our civil liberties -- just do it! Who cares about the Geneva conventions? Want to torture prisoners -- just do it! Who cares about rules concerning the identity of CIA agents? Want to reveal the name of a covert operative -- just do it!"
Before any legal charges were brought against Tom DeLay, Cafferty said of the Texas congressman: "Has he been indicted yet?" He told Wolf Blitzer that if presidential adviser Karl Rove is indicted, "he might want to get measured for one of those extra large orange jumpsuits, Wolf, 'cause looking at old Karl, I'm not sure that they'd be able to zip him into the regular size one."
And when Dick Cheney, after his hunting accident, granted an interview to Fox's Brit Hume, Cafferty said it "didn't exactly represent a profile in courage for the vice president to wander over there to the F-word network." ("Get your mind out of the gutter," he says now. "The F-word is Fox.")
Responds Fox spokeswoman Irena Briganti: "Jack is about as unstable as CNN's programming lineup -- nobody pays much attention to his incoherent ramblings."
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Who cares about Jack Cafferty's rantings? Just dump him from CNN!
Isn't he the crazy uncle in CNN's attic. The one they let out when they want a real nasty anti-Bush rant, but want to distance their more respectable anchors for the real nonsense.
Bald, dumb and irrelevant! Nobody but trapped airport passengers watch CNN!
Hit and Run Cafferty couldn't find his a$$ with both hands if you spotted him nine fingers.
I think he is trying to be a real life "Howard Beale".
Only if you're a loud-mouthed jerk who is prone to spouting nonsense, Jack...
Cafferty is a hate America, I hate Republicans democrat. I actually did not think he started out in CNN this way, but he has been increasingly worse.
Evey quote I have read by Irena Briganti is a classic. She takes no prisoners.
Total tool. He has bashed this Administration on every level possible (even making some crap up as well as he goes along), he always chooses the viewer mail that rips apart the GOP or President in general. He is a shill for MoveOn.org,and people wonder what the situation is at the situation room? He is certainly a big part of it. Wolf gives him a total of 15 mins a day to spew his b.s. and venom at the world via a camera and microphone.
Both need to be taken from him and put him at the Former Broadcasters Rest Home.
I find those baggy pouches under his eyes especially attractive.
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