Kate Snow Cheerleads Clooney on Darfur: 'This Is One We Can Fix'
A bloody civil conflict between distinct Muslim factions that has left thousands dead and many more displaced. Should America be involved? For the MSM, the obvious answer is 'no' if you're talking about Iraq. None of our business. A quagmire. We can't referee a civil war. Get out now.
But Darfur, another bloody conflict between warring Muslim groups? Well, that's different. Not only can and should we be involved, but, we're blithely informed, "this is one we can fix."
What's the difference? As more than one commentator has observed, liberals are all in favor of American intervention - so long as we have no national security interest at stake.
Today's Good Morning America offered a perfect case in point. In theory, Kate Snow was conducting a news interview of George Clooney and others who are urging intervention in Darfur. In reality, Snow served as a cheerleader for the cause, a virtual "Darfur-Aid" host.
Have a look at the video clip I've edited together of some of Snow's comments, beginning with the first one in which she dramatically interprets Clooney's notion that "this, this is one we can fix." Note the starry-eyed look she gives Clooney and the way she earnestly asks actor Don Cheadle "what can people do?" to help.
Now try to compare and contrast with a hypothetical panel discussion Snow might host on that other civil conflict between Muslim factions - Iraq. See what I mean?
Bonus Coverage: At the end of the interview, Snow invited viewers to go to the ABC News web site to find out more, including Clooney's views on Barack Obama. I went there and couldn't find it, but this and other outlets have reported Clooney's statement: "I'll tell you who should run, Barack, Barack Obama, that's who we want, that's the guy. I am becoming the biggest fan of Barack Obama. We need to convince him to run next presidential election."
Finkelstein recently returned from Iraq. Contact him at email@example.com