This morning featured Juan Williams (and Scott Simon) parroting the right wing talking points on the Sotomayor nomination:
(Williams) "But on the face of it Scott, you'd have to say that her language - and if you took it for what it was worth - was racist."That was the view from the right, but what about the liberal views on the weeks news? Consider these statements from Schorr talking with Simon later in the program:
- "We have not witnessed a nuclear explosion in anger since 1945..."
- "Nuclear weapons going steadily into more and more hands and not very responsible hands..."
- "Probably the most immediate dangerous is what's called proliferation. Israel has already had to bomb an installation in Syria which apparently had North Korean help in getting a nuclear weapon."
- "And so for the civilized world right now the immediate thing is to prevent further proliferation which may mean having to board and search ships at sea."
(Simon): "Does the policy of extending a hand in friendship look a little naive this week?"I'm not sure what hand of friendship Simon and Schorr are fantasizing about. Maybe they mean one of the AIPAC enriched palms of Dennis Ross - chief of Obama's non-diplomacy policy toward Iran.
(Schorr): "I don't know if it looks, if it is naive, but it looks as though it's not getting very far..."