Friday, March 24, 2006

Ask a stupid question ...

A pompous general questions the patriotism of a journalist who writes about national defense. I wouldn't have used his response, but there's something to be said for it:
Early Warning by William M. Arkin -

.... General: 'Mr. Arkin, do you consider yourself a journalist or an American.'

I took a drink of water as my blood boiled.

Me: 'Well General, because I am an American, I cherish the fact that I can call you a f***ing idiot for asking the question.
I'm too genteel to answer that way, and it did get his military sponsors in trouble which seems a bit impolite, but I see the point ...

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