His appearance in VoteVets ads calling Bush out for failing his Commander Guy duties has prompted CBS to pink slip the General. There’s a snarky comment to make about equating Imus’ departure with the General’s, but my cynicism has flat lined into a general disgust for now.
MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann interviewed Iraq veteran Gen. John Batiste. Think Progess has the clip.
Update: Atrios, in reliable fashion, found the proper angle on the firing that eluded my addled gaze last night. Afterall, its not like the General was seen snarfing the last cocktail weenie at Quinns place or anything. Heavenz no. But beyond the immediate comparison to ‘General’ practices and why some will get you fired and others not, the use of so-called experts to bolster and lend credence to the approved script is something that needs a lot more exposure. The practice is ripe for abuse, and so it is. Its also lazy journalism posing as insight. There’s a whole blog in that somewhere.