Peter Jennings eulogy collaborator propagandist

High paid spokesman for the highly paid

How’s this for an obit? I remember Peter Jennings alright. Bastard.

March 20, 2003, the evening of SHOCK AND AWE, I watched Peter Jennings talk to somebody in Baghdad to get their take about what was about to happen there. He reached a Ba’ath opposition leader, a professor, in Bagdad on the phone.

Jennings was asking him if he and his family was scared, etc. But the professor started immediately criticized the bombing in particular and the invasion in general. “Why are you Americans doing this?” he asked.

Jennings didn’t know what to say. He tried to extricate himself apologizing to the audience -perhaps more so to his bosses- “I apologize again, I don’t know how that happened.”

This apology happened twice. Jennings asked the subject “Did we call you? Did you call us? How was this conversation set up?” It was not supposed to have happened apparently.

They don’t have too many people to talk to if they are looking for expressions of support for what we’re doing. And the location journalists who agreed to be IN BED with our military turn my stomach.

Eric Verlo

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