Brian WIlliams is a total idiot
|I don't think I've ever really been this enraged over a reporters complete lack of a brain as I have been after hearing this exchange between Chris Matthews and Brian Williams on hardball. Thanks to Jed Babbin who's been filling in for Hugh this week for pointing it out.|
Here's the dialogue...
Someone please tell me that Brian Williams did not just say our Navy Seals are like their terrorists. I don't see how the fact that our military and the terrorists are 180 degree opposites could have possibly escaped the man!
Let's break this down for no-brain Brian... Terrorism is defined by Merriam-Webster as the systematic use of terror (violent or destructive acts (as bombing) committed by groups in order to intimidate a population or government into granting their demands) especially as a means of coercion. Navy Seals, Army Rangers, special forces, and the emergency responders in New York on 9/11 weren't terrorizing anyone (no matter how many times John Kerry claims they were), they were rescuing people, protecting people, and the spec ops guys are specifically trained in counter-terrorism (to me counter would mean "anti" or possibly the opposite of terrorism, but that's just me). These men are sacrificing their lives for other people's safety and security, not blowing themselves up to inflict maximum casualties. Maybe it's just me but that seems a far cry from beheading bound and gagged prisoners, car bombing mosques, and planning attacks on innocent civilians. Not even the dolts that were convicted after abu Ghraib did that.
Some might say I'm quibbling over semantics... Well if you can't tell the difference between terrorize, intimidate, or destructive and protect or rescue then you certainly don't deserve to be an anchor on a national news network, you deserve to go back to Kindergarten.
Memo to no-brain Brian... take your head out of your ass next time you decide to try to think up some cute little analogy.
Ooh, even better. Let's see if we can arrange for you to deliver that short paragraph to some of our servicemen and women in Pendleton. Something tells me you might not get the pat on the back from them the way you did from Chris Matthews. In fact you'll probably need a 5 minute headstart just to get your dumbass off the base...