This is really nuts. Senator John Kerry (see below) went on TV and was critical of the media and says the media “has got to begin to not give equal time or equal balance….[to the Tea Party.]” Let me get this straight… he doesn’t think it is right to give “equal time and or balance” to a position he does not agree with ?? or to book guests with opinions other than his own?? Really?? You got to be kidding! So, according to him, we are to only air HIS thoughts and his positions?
Well..there is more to this. Do you have any idea how many times we have offered to give Senator Kerry air time on ON THE RECORD at 10pm? We have called many, many, many times for him to appear on ON THE RECORD at 10pm but he does not want to. Of course it is his choice not to appear but then he needs to quit whining if we dare to air an opinion different from his own.
I think he is attempting to intimidate the media from airing others’ ideas. That is wrong. He is welcome anytime on ON THE RECORD at 10pm (he knows it) we will continue to call him. But…as note to him, we will also continue to book others with whom he disagrees. If he is so certain they are wrong, he is welcome to come on and tell us. I like to hear many viewpoints.
By the way, the other day he could have had a TV ”freebie” — meaning he could have had the cameras all to himself without being asked a single question. All he had to do was show up at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing where President Obama’s nominee for Ambassador to Syria was appearing for a confirmation hearing. There were cameras there and lots of print journalists. Syria is really, really, really important – protesters are being gunned down by their government – and only Democratic Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania bothered to show up to question the nominee. No Republican showed up and nor did Chairman Senator John Kerry show up to question the nominee for this very important post. Yes, it is the job of the Senate and they simply did not care.
Senator Kerry, quit whining.
PS: Senator Kerry is a friend of my husband. I assume that Senator Kerry is well aware of strong willed wives.