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July 5, 2005

Brian Williams Spits on Founding Fathers

One of the best things about the Fourth of July season is that it reminds us how supremely lucky we are to inherit the gift left to us by our Founding Fathers — the gift of America itself. This is a time of year when all of us can tip our hats to those great men, whose sacrifices, risks and devotion to the concept of liberty led to the freedom and wealth that we enjoy today and should never take for granted. Unfortunately, there will always be some who do take them for granted, and lack not only gratitude, but basic respect — NBC's Brian Williams, for example.

Williams was uninterested in the revelation that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president-elect of the brutally repressive theocratic dictatorship in Iran, is probably one of the terrorist thugs who held dozens of Americans hostage at our embassy in Tehran for 444 days, beginning in 1979 and not ending until the blessed day that Reagan was inaugurated. After all, Williams reasons, the Founding Fathers were terrorists too.

WorldNetDaily quotes Williams from his broadcast:

What would it all matter if proven true? Someone brought up today the first several U.S. presidents were certainly revolutionaries and might have been called "terrorists" by the British crown, after all.

The "someone" William mentions, as Michelle Malkin suggests, was apparently himself.

Here's the complete list of the deeds of Washington, Jefferson, and the other heroes who bequeathed to us this great country that are in any way comparable to the terrorist activities of the Iranian regime:

There, I believe that list is exhaustive.

Williams can't even claim originality for his obscene comparison of the Founding Fathers with Islamic terrorists. He borrowed it from the equally confused — though much less meticulously groomed — Michael Moore.

The term "mainstream media" gets to be more of a misnomer with every passing day. There is certainly nothing mainstream about the absurd liberal elite viewpoint expressed by network anchors.

Professor Williams pushes the envelope of relativism over the brink of absurdity, from IMAO.

Posted by Van Helsing at July 5, 2005 7:27 AM


Once again, you have subtly twisted the words. He didn't say "the founding fathers were terorrists", he said "they might have been called terorrists by the British Crown". They might have.

How about the "blessed day" when Reagan was busy sending arms to our enemies? Then "forgot" that he circumvented congress by funding the contras via Iran arms sales;an avowed enemy and a move already deemed illegal by Congress?

It's now time for you to bring up blow jobs and land deals in defense.

Posted by: Rob B. at July 5, 2005 8:57 AM

A common MSM tactic is to use the expression "some say" or "some would say" to mean "This is what we say!" Everyone knows that.

As far as "blow jobs", I don't care how you paid your way through liberal arts's not relevant here! "Don't ask, don't tell", I say!

Posted by: Jonathan at July 5, 2005 9:32 AM

Oh, yeah, Mr. Graduate from the Bill Clinton School of Word Parsing, as far as having "subtly twisted the words":

"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is!"

Posted by: Jonathan at July 5, 2005 9:33 AM

V the K was right...for a moonbat, you're just precious!

Posted by: Jonathan at July 5, 2005 9:34 AM

I also correctly predicted the "if I offended anyone" non-apology on his blog this morning.

I mean, BW and his lefty apologists can whine all they want that he didn't *intend* to equate our founding fathers with a bunch of terrorist barbarians... but if that's true, why even bring up the comparison?

It's kind of like saying, "I never said Michael Jackson was a paedophile, I just said he went to Kmart because boys underwear was half-off."

Posted by: V the K at July 5, 2005 11:43 AM

Jonathon, isn't he though?

Posted by: V the K at July 5, 2005 11:49 AM

I can't believe what these ignorants get away with.

Posted by: Jay at July 5, 2005 1:11 PM

Jonathan: Rob B. is definitely a keeper-troll. Not too dirty, just very moonbat-like. Good for sharpening our tongues.

Jay: you've got that right! They are in decline, though... and they know it, by the way they're trying to grab fantastical headlines... Time mag's portrait of the homicide bomber, for example, on which I blogged last Sunday. (Sorry Van Helsing for the whorage, though it seemed appropriate)

Posted by: The MaryHunter at July 5, 2005 2:33 PM

Ya know, it's a good thing these people have so little power, and that little power is diminishing.

Could you imagine how much further along the anti-American indoctrination would have gone otherwise?



Posted by: RightWingRocker at July 5, 2005 2:43 PM

After all, Williams reasons, the Founding Fathers were terrorists too.--what the DubyaBots heard

the first several U.S. presidents were certainly revolutionaries and might have been called "terrorists" by the British crown, after all.--what was said

Is this like when your leadership said the war would n't last 6 months, but meant 12 years?

Posted by: Rob B. at July 5, 2005 5:48 PM

Actually the Crown had another word for George Washington and the other rabble-rousers: traitor.

The punishment for being a traitor? Death. That is what every Colonist risked for open rebellion against the Crown. Ask the ones who languished and died in British prison ships while you are at it.

Posted by: Anna at July 5, 2005 5:59 PM

Nice blog! You have some views different than mine here (uh, primarily political ones), but they way you write (and the wickedly-cool template you have!) is wonderful and leaves much to thank about.


Posted by: ariadneK at July 5, 2005 8:02 PM

Let's call Brian Williams what he is: a newsreader.

The Brits have this one right. A newsreader is a pretty boy (or girl) who, say it with me, reads the !@#$%^& news. Period.

They're basically models, actors and actresses who can't memorize lines very well, but are too pretty to wait on tables. Thinking is not their strong suit. Nothing they say on their own account is worth paying attention to.

Posted by: Occam's Beard at July 5, 2005 11:55 PM

Occam, I prefer "Anchorpoof."

Posted by: V the K at July 6, 2005 9:14 AM

Oh, sure, he's a product of the liberal media .... but, but, he's just so darn pretty.

Posted by: BananaLand (aka Iguana) at July 10, 2005 4:54 AM