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FOX Accuses Gen. Wesley Clark Of Disrespecting John McCain

Reported by Deborah - March 3, 2008 -

During the endless campaign coverage on FNC this afternoon Ralph Reed appeared to add to the Hillary Clinton bashing. Reed said he got a " sick feeling" when he heard Hillary Clinton's surrogates denigrating John McCain's military service.After rehashing Gloria Steinems's statement about McCain which has become the story du jour, Reed accused General Clark without details about what he said.

When Steinem's comment was repeated there was no clear explanation that Steinem's comment was rooted in a feminist perspective. Although the point she was making was hardly helpful to Hillary, it was definitely not presented properly by Hemmer and Reed. When Hemmer reminded Reed that Hillary had denounced the comment and praised McCain's service, Reed said angrily that it was not enough.

General Wesley Clark was labeled as a hateful surrogate for an observation he made during a phone conference with 15 retired generals who are also endorsing Hillary. They were discussing whether a woman could be counted on to use force as commander-in-chief.

"Clark also told reporters that Clinton was more qualified than Sen. John McCain to be the next commander-in chief because McCain’s service as a naval fighter pilot did not prepare him “in terms of dealing with the national strategic issues that are involved” in being president. Clinton, in Clarke’s estimation, has had the necessary experience to make high-level national security decisions because of her tenure in the U.S. Senate and her time as First Lady."

comment: Maybe Ralph Reed got a " sick feeling" because Gen.Wesley Clark and 15 retired generals are endorsing a Democratic woman and a dreaded Clinton to boot.