President Clinton ‘goes off’ on Chris Wallace

Posted By on September 25, 2006

Clinton on FoxNews SundayNot since the ‘finger wagging’ incident in the oval office has President Clinton chastised someone the way he did Chris Wallace and the media (primarily FoxNews) in a Sunday newshow interview. The interview was intended to focus on promoting President Clinton’s “Global Initiative,” but ended up off topic. In the 20 minute interview, loved him or hated him, President Clinton vehemently defended his record and what he perceives as a ‘politically motivated’ perspective on what his administration did and didn’t do to capture Osama Bin Laden and thwart terror. I suspect that it was not only the question from Chris Wallace that ‘set him off’ (as Wallace did try to steer the subject back toward the “Global Initiative”), but the events including the recent controversial ABC Docudrama and the political escalation of attacks on both side the GOP and Democrats in what was done to combat terrorism. Issues are obviously coming to a head, and being ‘spun,’ as we approach a crucial November midterm election. Its was obvious to me that Chris Wallace and his reference to the ‘FoxNews viewers many emails’ was the straw that broke the camels back.

I’ll include a entire 2.7 meg MP3 Audio clip of the entire interview (right click/save as) because it is smaller than the video, but will add the ‘FoxNews Promo’ for the interview available on YouTube below. (interesting too) You only have to search your memory while listening to the audio to get a clear image of how much tension must have be in this room … oh to be a fly on the wall.

EDIT: From YouTube: “This video has been removed from YouTube
at the request of copyright owner Fox News Network, LLC
because its content was used without permission”


  • Yes.
    These Presidents always want to enjoy the power politics in some form or the other.
    what about the Foundations launched by these Ex….
    Politicians are always selfish.
    Its a common hereditory Democracy nowadays.

  • wilsonturner

    I expected far more from my biodiesel compadre. Why do you need to talk about politics anyway. I want them all out of my life and am going back to reading forums without politics. Do you really watch Fauxnews?

  • Thanks for reading Bhadrinath …. from all the way in India. Your comments are always welcome.

    WilsonTurner … I’m sorry to offend you by posting a variety of topics. Yes I have personal views, although I think of myself as a moderate and compassionate thinker. I have no problem listening and watching a variety of news sources and enjoy being an informed voter.

    As for biodiesel, the family is big enough to hold different viewpoints … I don’t expect everyone two see eye to eye ‘when’ I state an opinion, but in rereading my post above I’m troubled as to what it is that I said offensive? I’ve hear and read far ugly comments.

  • Steve

    Dear WilsonTurner,

    Since it’s Rich’s desultory blog, I don’t see why he should omit posting and commenting on topics that you are not happy reading about, or why you cannot just avoid reading Rich’s politically oriented posts in favor of his others, e.g. diesels, technology, etc?

    And what is the point exactly of insulting Rich about where he gets his video from, or what news sources he consults? It seems mean-spirited to me.


  • Such is life … I’m learning to have a thicker skin. 🙂

  • Greetings Rich.
    I always love to be with positive people like you.(US)
    I dislike Politicians collecting funds in the name of Foundation/Charities once they are out of power.
    I mean the attitude of Polticians through out the world in amazing wealth in the name of Trusts and Foundations.

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.