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Friday, January 1, 2010

CBS News' Harry Smith Interrupts Sen. Jim DeMint to Defend Homeland Security Dir. Janet Napolitano - Video


Here is video of CBS News anchor Harry Smith interrupting Sen. Jim DeMint during an interview the other day to defend Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. DeMint had started to point out Napolitano's statement following the attempted terrorist attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 that "the system worked," when Smith interrupted to clarify what she said. Smith told DeMint, "I don't want to defend what she said" - and then went on to defend what she said!

Smith then dismissed it all by telling DeMint, "That's ancient history - let's move on."

No, Harry. It is not "Ancient History." The whole thing happened only a week ago, and Napolitano's statements immediately after the event - even though she has walked them back - are relevant. DeMint was classy through it all, hearing Smith out, and then continuing with his line of thought.

DeMint hammered Obama for not focusing on "terrorism" as a threat, but said he is glad Obama is now focusing on the need for increased security.

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