Howard Dean. To Republicans. Newsbusters reports:
You're the host of a morning news show, and the head of the country's major opposition party has just invoked the danger of America under its current president becoming a police state akin to Iran. Would you ask a follow—up question challenging your guest to substantiate his alarmist remark? Nope. At least, not if you're GMA's Charlie Gibson. For when Howard Dean made just such an allegation this morning, Gibson never blinked.
Discussing the NSA terrorist surveillance program, Dean stated:
"All we ask is that we not turn into a country like Iran, where the President of Iran can do anything they [sic] want at any time."
Surely Gibson would demand that Dean back up his suggestion that America is on the brink of dictatorship? But no, Gibson merely thanked Dean and bade him goodbye.
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