September 26, 2006
There are many things one can say about that incredible interview Sunday of former President Bill Clinton by Chris Wallace of Fox News. I’ve said some of them in my current newspaper column, which you can read in your local paper – if they run it – or on a number of web sites.
The other networks always suck-up to Clinton and, indeed all liberal democrats. They ask confrontational questions of President Bush and all conservative republicans and conservative religious people. So when Chris Wallace asked a question that really wasn’t confrontational, but informational, about whether Clinton did all he could get to get Osama bin Laden, Clinton launches into an irrelevant attack on the owner of Fox News and the neo-conservatives. I think it was carefully orchestrated by Clinton and an attempt to divert attention from the ABC film “The Path to 9/11.” Nothing happens by accident with the Clintons. They are calculating about everything, no matter how small.
This was a great interview and Chris Wallace has nothing about which to be ashamed. He acted like a real journalist. Bill Clinton just acted.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.