Fox News anchors for quite some time have shown almost no inclination in terms of knowing how to practice traditional journalism, so there was no reason to think the likes of Sean Hannity would suddenly discover the subtler points of the newsmaker Q&A while sitting awe-struck across from Bush. (“You’ve become a little bit like a rock star!”)
“Democrat” Greta Van Susteren may have outdone Sean Hannity for obsequiousness toward George W. Bush during her interview with him last night (11/12/10) on On The Record. Van Susteren was not as openly admiring and Bush never called her “my buddy,” but she actively went out of her way to make him look good. In their discussion about Iraq and the non-existent weapons of mass destruction, Van Susteren suggested that it was Powell who was responsible for “the world” believing Saddam Hussein had WMD’s.