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December 14, 2003


Anchors React to Saddam Capture

Not exactly Uncle Walter here:

  • "Not since the fall of the statue last spring has there been any pictures as dramatic from Iraq." -CNN's Aaron Brown, his excitement interfering with his verb/subject agreement.
  • "It could not have been a more undignified situation. He was literally a rat trapped in a hole." -Tom Brokaw, overusing the word "literally."
  • "We're in the school of 'you trust your mother but you cut your cards.'" -Dan Rather, trying to say "first reports are unreliable," but proving yet again that he's insane.
Quotes from this AP story.

ps. I would be remiss if I didn't note that the capture of Saddam was named "Operation: Red Dawn," calling to mind the classic 1984 film Red Dawn in which a young Patrick Swayze and C. Thomas Howell save their high school from invading Soviet forces. The band of students call themselves the Wolverines, and -- check it out -- Saddam was found a short distance away from a location the US had designated "Location Wolverine." Coincidence? Maybe not.

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