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Couric and Bloomberg Bet that Times Square Bomber Part of Tea Party

Posted on May 4 2010 8:00 pm
David Forsmark is the owner and president of Winning Strategies, a full service political consulting firm in Michigan. David has been a regular columnist for Frontpage Magazine since 2006. For 20 years before that, he wrote book, movie and concert reviews as a stringer for the Flint Journal, a midsize daily newspaper.
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Couric and Bloomberg might sound like the name of a 70s New York Cop show; but these two duh-tectives made Inspector Clouseau look like Sherlock Holmes Monday night.

The Mayor and the Anchorette (alternative title) graced us with this inane bit of dialogue which was most certainly NOT ripped from the pages of one of Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct thrillers:

COURIC: Law enforcement officials don`t know who left the Nissan Pathfinder behind, but at this point, the mayor believes the suspect acted alone.

BLOOMBERG: If I had to guess 25 cents, this would be exactly that, somebody—

COURIC (on camera): A home-grown.

BLOOMBERG: Home-grown, maybe a mentally deranged person or somebody with a political agenda that doesn`t like the health-care bill or something. It could be anything.

Anyone who saw the interview could hardly miss the subtext of “I hope, I hope, I hope.”

When the Pakistani suspect was arrested HOURS later, the hopelessly out of the loop Mayor announced that no “backlash” would be tolerated against Muslims in New York City.

Nope, the Mayor has reserved all backlash for anyone who ever said out loud that the government is not the best delivery system for health care.

This wonderful insight kicked off the same broadcast in which Couric fretted that illegal aliens no longer feel welcome in Arizona.

In 1977, the slogan for CBS Television was “There’s Something in the Air.”  Maybe that should be revived for the Evening News.

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