Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Does Michael Graham Lie?

As one of my commenters points out, the MSNBC transcript doesn't exactly fit Graham's version of what he said on MSNBC. It didn't fit with my memory of it either, but I took him at his word. Silly me.

[Graham wrote] and the fact that it's preceded by the sentence "It's a JOKE!" and followed by "That's how I felt, but I would never DO it," do you really think this is violent rhetoric on par with a discussion at LGF of purging our nation of problematic fellow citizens.

well, here's a link to the transcript:

and here's the relevant section:

MATTHEWS: Well, I accept your standards. Michael Graham, what do you think?
GRAHAM: I’m not a woman or an editor. But as a human being, I found the line a joke. It was a joke. It was just an off the cuff comment. Anyone listening to Hillary Rodham in her speech last week about patriotism, that screaming, screeching fingernail, I wanted to bludgeon her with a tire iron. That’s what I wanted to do.
MATTHEWS: Counting on Michael Graham, he’s in the controversy. Thank you, Katrina Vanden Heuvel. Michael Graham, it was great having you joining us.
And join us tomorrow night at 7.