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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)

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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