Why I like Howard Stern
Think Progress has this up
mus Executive Producer: Carroll is “The Kind of Woman Who Would Wear One of Those Suicide Vests, Sneak Into the Green Zone” Stupid motherfuckers. Remember your hero Steven Vincent, the one shagging the translator and bragging about it? How they capped him in the face and left dead on the street?
There was a shocking segment earlier today on the popular radio/television show “Imus In The Morning.” Watch this exchange between Executive Producer (and “quick-witted on-air contributor”) Bernard McGuirk and Don Imus’ sidekick Charles McCord.
MCGUIRK: She strikes me as the kind of woman who would wear one of those suicide vests. You know, walk into the — try and sneak into the Green Zone.
IMUS: Oh, no. No, no, no, no.
MCCORD: Just because she always appears in traditional Arab garb and wearing a burka.
MCGUIRK: Yeah, what’s with the head gear? Take it off. Let’s see.
MCCORD: Exactly. She cooked with them, lived with them.
IMUS: This is not helping.
MCGUIRK: She may be carrying Habib’s baby at this point.
IMUS: She could. It’s not like she was representing the insurgents or the terrorists or those people.
MCCORD: Well, there’s no evidence directly of that –
IMUS: Oh, gosh, you better shut up!
MCGUIRK: She’s like the Taliban Johnny or something.
The reason she dresses like an Iraqi woman is to not get killed. Jane Arraf, former bureau chief for CNN in Baghdad. Was she fucking US soldiers because she wore combat gear and traveled with them?
Carroll saved her life by respecting the Iraqi people. People could vouch for her and her behavior kept her alive and not raped and dead.
That hijab, Iraqis generally don't wear burkas, is standard gear for most women who don't want to be smacked around by the Mahdi Army. Carroll's respect for Iraqis was wise considering that she didn't have a bodyguard and they shot her translator dead.
I'd say she was remarkably brave myself, but I'm not a creepy racist drunk like Imus and his crew of loser fucks.
posted by Steve @ 12:02:00 AM