Liz Cheney Gives A Debate Lesson

There is a video up on Powerline that should be of interest to readers of American Thinker. Dick Cheney’s daughter, Liz, gives MSNBC’s Norah O’Donnell a lesson in reporting and debating. Notice how Liz Cheney (who worked as an assistant deputy secretary of state under W) refuses to accept the premise of several of the questions.  O’Donnell is clearly trying to trap Cheney with “When did you stop beating your husband?” logic. But Cheney isn’t biting.The purported topic is whether or not Dick Cheney and Condolezza Rice authorized torture. But Cheney doesn’t buy in to the false assumption.The moderator, in this case O’Donnell, has a huge advantage in these discussions. The moderator controls the topic. (Notice how O’Donnell stops Cheney from speaking when Norah insists that a “full screen” quote be displayed. As I have pointed out, this is a standard “gottcha” tactic used when conservatives...(Read Full Post)