Media Mash: 'Compassion' for Al Qaeda Edition

NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell has seen a lot of dopey stuff from the liberal media in his nearly 25 years battling liberal media bias. But Matt Lauer's question to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Wednesday takes the cake.

Discussing the matter of arming the rebels in Libya, the "Today" host allowed that there may well be al Qaeda operatives among the anti-Qadhafi forces, but asked, "would it not be a sign to them [the rebels] or showing them that the United States has compassion and we're willing to use our military might to help all people?"

After watching a clip of that exchange on the March 31 edition of "Hannity," Bozell couldn't contain his laughter.

"Sean this is one of the most astonishingly naive questions I've ever heard!" the Media Research Center founder exclaimed.

"He's saying if we arm al Qaeda they'll like us better! What is going on over at NBC?!"

For the full segment, click on the play button in the video embed above. For the MP3 audio, click here.


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