Robert Gibbs Attacks Fox News During Press Briefing; FNC's Wendell Goler Gives it Back to Him - Video 5/4/10
Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs today going after Fox News for an interview done with former FEMA Director Michael Brown. Gibbs said Brown had suggested it is possible the Gulf Oil Rig was "purposely set off in order to change an offshore drilling."
Fox News' Wendell Goler was having none of it, coming right back at Gibbs by saying that was Brown's own statements. "Where would that affect the reporting I do," Goler asked.
Gibbs, responding to an oil leak query from Goler, called the network out for failing to challenge Brown, now a conservative Colorado radio host.
"I watched Fox yesterday -- you open both the double doors -- and waaah! -- here I am," Gibbs said.
As Goler tried to calm Gibbs down, the press secretary began talking about "the special and unique interview with Michael Brown, who for those who weren’t let in on the big secret ... intimated on Fox and it wasn’t – didn’t appear -- to be pushed back on real hard — that this spill was leaked on purpose in order for us to undo decisions."
Goler tried to differentiate between the network's news operation and its columnists, but Gibbs would have none of it.
"You should call headquarters," he told Toler, and talk to "whoever makes the decision to put people like that on."
Gibbs' outrage is understandable. After all, the Left has never given any place to conspiracy theories, have they? Oh wait, who was that who said 9/11 was an inside job? Or, who attacked George W. Bush for blowing up the levies in New Orleans during Katrina? Or......