Gibbs: Can you imagine if, five years ago, protesters had compared our government to Hitler?

posted at 5:54 pm on November 6, 2009 by Allahpundit

You know what? I think I can.

I will continue to say what I’ve said before. You hear in this debate, you hear analogies, you hear references to, you see pictures about and depictions of individuals that are truly stunning, and you hear it all the time. People — imagine five years ago somebody comparing health care reform to 9/11. Imagine just a few years ago had somebody walked around with images of Hitler.

Two possible explanations: (1) Gibbsy was trying to say something else and it came out very wrong; (2) Gibbsy was in a deep, deep coma for much of the past decade. Either way, maybe “White House press secretary” isn’t the optimal line of work for him. I’m stammering at the moment myself from sheer frustration at deciding where to begin to answer him, but thankfully MKH has pulled the necessary links together to do the job. Just follow the link up top. Meanwhile, dare we ask: Did anyone in the press corps challenge him when he dropped that nugget? Tapper? Bueller?

While we’re on the subject of the idiocy of White House press briefings, here’s Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher asking Gibbs what he thinks of “V”. Which is an awesome question (and not the only one Christopher’s asked lately), and I mean that sincerely. Has any actual news ever come out of one of these briefings? They’re a lot of fun to watch, especially when Tapper asks something inconvenient and Gibbs gets that constipated look, but the actual news value is pretty much zero. (The morning gaggle, which takes place away from cameras, may be more useful.) Offhand, I can’t think of a single genuine scoop to emerge from them; the closest I get is that time Gibbs dopily called Ahmadinejad the elected leader of Iran during the protests, a comment he later had to retract. So why not ask him about “V”, or what he thinks of Windows 7 or whether the Saints are for real this year? Have some fun with it. Follow-up question for Tommy to ask on Monday: On a scale of one to 10, how hot does the president think the head alien in “V” is? (Answer: Fifteen.) Click the image to watch.


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Simple you are the last person to tell others that they have a weak retort. You can’t even answer basic questions from another story from Friday. I asked you why Demos make fun of people who live in mobile homes at the same time that they brag they are the party of the poor. So what is it do you always have absent retorts?

garydt on November 8, 2009 at 12:50 AM

Rip Van Winkle it’s great to see you awake again. Now go back to sleep.

Herb on November 8, 2009 at 6:10 AM

Gibbs knows that nobody called Bush \”Hitler\”, because if they had, the outraged conservatives would go about breaking everybody\’s windows in protest. I think that\’s what he\’s saying. (10 points if you get the joke.)

Axeman on November 8, 2009 at 3:27 PM

FOX needs to buy ads showing what a bunch of lefty tools we have. “Fox — not just fair and balanced — we don’t drink the Kool Aid!”

IlikedAUH2O on November 8, 2009 at 9:33 PM

I guess ol’ Gibbsy was never in San Fransicko over the last ten years….

Vntnrse on November 9, 2009 at 12:44 AM

We were never at war with Eastasia.

Wingo on November 9, 2009 at 4:12 AM

And who among the media straightened Gibbsie out?

drjohn on November 9, 2009 at 8:56 AM

I think what is bugging me the most is that this cretin stands there and lies through his damn teeth and not one stooge reporter dares correct that lying SOB.

drjohn on November 9, 2009 at 9:05 AM

Gosh, I miss Tony Snow – Lord rest his soul.

Fuquay Steve on November 9, 2009 at 9:20 AM

Mr. Gibbs, who’s your favorite character on Grey’s Anatomy? Can Pres. Obama do something to get Izzy back, please?

Wyznowski on November 9, 2009 at 11:57 AM

Obviously, eveyone who thinks they remember Bush being compared to Hitler has had that put in their head by Rush and Fox news. It never actually happened and any videos or audios you see or hear proving otherwise are fake.


jeffn21 on November 9, 2009 at 2:39 PM