NB's Bozell on Hannity & Colmes About NBC's Decision to Declare Iraq a 'Civil War'
At one point Bozell told Alan Colmes to “hush,” leading Sean Hannity to propose: "Brent, you get the award for the Phrase of the Year: 'Alan, hush.'" Bozell earlier recalled how back in August of 2005 Lauer repeatedly pressed soldiers in Iraq to admit they had low morale, prompting one to fire back: “If I got my news from the newspapers also I'd be pretty depressed as well." (Links to that incident, with video, below the break)
Video clip of second half of segment (2:35): Real (4.5 MB) or Windows Media (5.1 MB), plus MP3 audio (925 KB)
Finkelstein's NewsBusters item on Lauer's 2005 exchange with troops in Iraq, with video. Real and Windows video also available in the MRC's “Best Notable Quotables of 2005: The Eighteenth Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting" for the exchange which won the “Good Morning Morons Award.” The MRC's CyberAlert with a full transcript.