Iran Intelligence? What Iran Intelligence?
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, tells John King on State of the Union that as far she knows, U.S. spies have not meddled in Iran and that any intelligence they have in the country is spotty at best. No word yet on whether any dinner plans with Leon Panetta have been canceled.
Keller Describes an Actual Media Conspiracy
“Agreement” is a better word than conspiracy, especially when you consider motive: to keep someone alive. On Reliable Sources, Bill Keller, the executive editor of The New York Times, explains how major news organizations—including Al Jazeera—kept a lid on the news that a Times reporter had been kidnapped in Afghanistan.
Outlier of the Week: Monica Crowley
Long before everyone was shouting at each other on cable TV news, there were the raised voices of the regulars on The McLaughlin Group. Things have mellowed over the years but there was a bit of the old fire as Monica Crowley takes on everyone in defense of her claim that President Obama should have spoken out more strongly against the Iranian government.
Columnist: Obama-Media Love Affair Is No Joke
President Obama poked fun at the media on Friday at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Dinner, saying that he was in bed—literally—with Brian Williams. But Weekly Standard columnist Stephen Hayes on Fox News Sunday says it’s only funny because it’s true.
George Will to GOP: Back Off Iran
George Will takes a few shots at Republicans (and neocons, assuming there are any who describe themselves as such) who are calling on the White House to condemn Iran. His example of what not to do? Hungary, 1956, when we encouraged revolution but could provide no tangible support.
McCain Gives Obama Stamp of Approval—Sort Of
We’ve come a long way since the Paris Hilton ad. Appearing on Face the Nation, John McCain gives Obama high marks for achieving his legislative goals, but has some reservations about how the president will handle North Korea.
Iran: What Would Bibi Do?
On Meet the Press, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he doesn't know what the outcome of the protests in Iran will be, but he does know how he—or any true democratic leader—should handle a demonstration.
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