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Rumsfeld, cornered by Al Jazeera

You have to watch this clip in which a tenacious Al Jazeera reporter interviewing Donald Rumsfeld actually commits journalism. I wish our broadcast journalists would be more wolverine-like in their questioning of officials — not harassing, of course, but unwilling to allow their subjects evade answering tough but legitimate questions. Too often it seems we watch our politicians on TV, and they give Miliband-like talking points, but there is only a half-hearted attempt by the interviewer to pin the subject down.

(H/T: Sullivan)

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. A veteran of three decades of magazine and newspaper journalism, he has also written three New York Times bestsellers—Live Not By Lies, The Benedict Option, and The Little Way of Ruthie Lemingas well as Crunchy Cons and How Dante Can Save Your Life. Dreher lives in Baton Rouge, La.

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