George Stephanopoulos Takes Responsibility
I chided the ABC newsman for barely correcting Rudy Giuliani’s incorrect assertion that there were no terrorist attacks under George W. Bush’s presidency. Stephanopoulos comes back with this classy update:
Through his spokesman, Rudy Giuliani has clarified the regarding terrorist attacks on the United States under Presidents Bush and Obama.
The Mayor’s spokesman says that the remark “didn’t come across as it was intended” and that Giuliani was “clearly talking post-9/11 with regards to Islamic terrorist attacks on our soil.”
Whatever the Mayor meant, it’s not what he said. All of you who have pointed out that I should have pressed him on that misstatement in the moment are right. My mistake, my responsibility.
Giuliani is still forgetting about the post-9/11 anthrax attacks, but whatever, he’s a hopeless case. Stephanopoulos deserves credit and praise for this update.