Patterico's Pontifications

2/13/2011

Think Progress Tries to Ambush* Jesse Watters, Comedy Follows

Filed under: General — Aaron Worthing @ 8:38 am

[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.]

Jesse Watters, a Fox News producer, is kind of known for the “ambush” interview, where people refuse to sit down for interviews, so he approaches them on the street and tries to force them into one.  So Think Progress thought it would turn the tables on him. Think Progress has allegedly some “insider” accusing Fox of making things up and being a propaganda arm of the Republican party.

Yes, that is Think Progress making that accusation.  Mind you, they are not specifically citing anything that was made up, just generally someone who supposedly was an insider, who may or may not have been paid to say this, saying they made something up.

Anyway, Jesse Watters has waaaay too much fun explaining the trade to this amateur.

Via: The Blaze.

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Oh, there I go again with that violent rhetoric, “ambush.”  I will flog myself now.  And sure, “flog” is violent rhetoric, too, but I mean that literally.

(No, not really.)

[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]

UPDATE BY PATTERICO: The alleged Fox insider thing is from a piece by Eric Boehlert, who has railed on anonymous sources so many times in so many contexts it renders his wholly anonymous (and clearly partisan Democrat) source a complete joke. I almost did a post about it the other day, but couldn’t muster the energy to care.

UPDATE x2 BY PATTERICO: Thanks to Instapundit for the link. Fans of busting Think Progress should check out my post from this morning, in which I discuss how they whitewashed information about a lefty convicted bomber.


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