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May 16, 2007

Night Talk - They Do It Again!

It happened again on this evening's Night Talk - but with an added twist.

For the second half of the show, Conservative Mike Pintek talked with Conservative Bill Green about yesterday's primary election returns.

In the first half of the show, Conservative Mike Pintek talked with Duquesne Law School Professor Bruce Ledewitz about his book American Religious Democracy: Coming to Terms with the End of Secular Politics where, at the end of the conversation, Pintek repeated one of the Clinton Myths that would not die:

Gov Bob Casey was denied the opportunity to speak at the 92 Democratic Convention because he was pro-life.

Pintek said it, Ledewitz agreed with it. Too bad they're both wrong.

There's an old New Republic article from 1996 (that's more than 10 years ago, Mike) that explained the whole thing. However since TNR's archives are behind a subscription wall, here's a snippet from a letter to the Editor from April of this year:
According to those who actually doled out the 1992 convention speaking slots, Casey was denied a turn for one simple reason: his refusal to endorse the Clinton-Gore ticket. "It's just not factual!" stammers James Carville, apoplectic over Casey's claims. "You'd have to be idiotic to give a speaking role to a person who hadn't even endorsed you."
Again, this was written 1996.

Good going, Mike. You're a wingnut through and through.


r said...

We need to replace this disaster of a show with something more like this: http://the3rdround.blogspot.com/

dayvoe said...

Normally, I'd be in a mood to offer up a complete agreement with you on that, "r".

However, since the 3rd Round has never actually invited either of the 2 Political Junkies to be on the show, I will childishly and stubbornly withold my approval.


r said...

Don't you have an "in" with Potter?
Also I think major criteria to be on the show is showing up at Gooski's at the right time, (Sunday Afternoon, I think).