CNN’s “Best of TV”: Barbara Boxer Blaming The White House For Plamegate

October 30th, 2005 7:34 PM

Every day, somebody at CNN picks a couple of video segments for their “Best of TV” section on their video page. From what I can tell, they can come from any of the various news categories CNN reports on such as world, business, politics, sports, health, etc. Of all the segments that they air during a given day and reproduce for their video page, typically only a couple are chosen for the “Best of TV” section.

On Friday, one of the three videos that made CNN’s “Best of TV” list was a 53 second clip of Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-California) making a variety of accusations directed at the Bush administration on “Larry King Live.” In her rant, Boxer blamed Bush for the entire Plamegate affair, while claiming that the intent was “to punish a man's family because he told the truth about weapons of mass destruction.”

What follows is a full transcript of what CNN felt was the “Best of TV” last Friday, along with a video link.

Barbara Boxer: The whole White House was involved in this issue and as President Bush, the current President Bush said when he made a speech in 2001 he said what's going to be important is to bring dignity to the White House, it's to bring integrity to the White House and we're not just going to look at legalities he said. We're going to look at what's right and what's wrong.

And, Larry, it is wrong to punish a man's family because he told the truth about weapons of mass destruction instead of rewarding Joe Wilson for telling the truth and we could have avoided this war perhaps and gone in there with the whole world instead of what we've done, 2,000 dead and 15,000 wounded. This whole White House took us into war and tried to punish the people who raised their head and said this is a mistake.

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