Video: Troops tell Geraldo they support the surge

posted at 6:25 pm on February 15, 2007 by Allahpundit

People are emailing to request this so I feel obliged to post it, but honestly, it leaves me cold. Geraldo’s too unctuous to sell it and his treatment of the troops borders on rude. He’s not asking them for their opinions; he knows their opinions already but wants to feign spontaneity, so instead of taping a bunch of interviews and editing them he asked them each to come outside and form an assembly line of five-second shots of morale juice. I edited out almost three full minutes of him rambling about operations in Baghdad that could have been devoted to asking these guys questions.

It’s all about Geraldo. It always is.


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