December 5, 2005, - 12:53 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
When Peter Jennings died, in August, we wrote about his career of sympathizing with Islamic terrorists and other leftoid fascisti causes (here, here, and here). We worried that Elizabeth Vargas was being primed for his coveted ABC News anchor spot.
Well, unfortunately, our fears have come to fruition. It’s official: Vargas is ABC’s new evening news anchoratrix (along with Bob Woodruff).
Last year, Vargas gave a softball interview to Yusuf Islam (ne Cat Stevens ne Stephen Georgiou), the pop singer turned HAMAS activist and fundraiser and no-fly list member. In fact, the very sympathetic interview was so softball that Vargas didn’t ask Islam if he’s a HAMAS supporter on camera during the interview. Instead of showing us the answer on the air, along with the rest of his phony, mush answers, she reported, “He said” that he declined to comment. Most of the disgustingly humanizing interview of a terrorism fundraiser was about what a nice, soft, snuggly guy Islam is (showing us his warm relationship with his young son, etc.).
Perhaps Vargas was doing penance for marrying Jewish liberal singer Marc Cohn (of one hit-wonder “Walking on Memphis” fame), whom one music critic described as “your garden variety soft-rock wuss.”
Expect more of Vargas’ silliness, harmful views, and sympathetic-to-terrorists interviews to look forward to. Or not. You may note that ABC News has stopped running the promo, “More Americans get their news from ABC News than any other news source.” That’s because Americans have left ABC News and its network rivals in droves.
Just in time for Elizabeth Vargas.
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