Here’s a head scratcher. Why would our Secretary of State use her testimony before the U.S. Foreign Policy Committee to promote Al Jazeera TV? Glenn Beck shares his analysis:
The madness did not stop at Mrs. Clinton’s shilling for Al Jazeera. Secretary Clinton waded further into the deep end of the crazy pool when she placed blame for America’s bad image abroad on fake TV wrestling and Baywatch.
America has a bad image abroad because of wrestling and Baywatch? It doesn’t make sense, but she said it, it happened.
The Secretary’s testimony was reportedly an effort to justify her budget request for the State Department, but she used a rather odd example to make her case. Hillary Clinton’s words:
Our private media, particularly cultural programming often works at counter purposes to what we truly are as Americans. I remember having an Afghan general tell me that the only thing he thought about Americans is that all the men wrestled and the women walked around in bikinis because the only TV he ever saw was Baywatch and World Wide Wrestling.
While this part of the story seems to have escaped the watchful eyes of the mainstream media here in America, the eagle-eyed wrestling reporters have grabbed it and are climbing the top rope in order to effectively body-slam Secretary Clinton for her demonizing of their “sport” as they remind her that she must be suffering from an obvious memory failure. It was less than three years ago that then-candidate Clinton made an appearance on the same kind of programming that she testified against. The actual replay from April of 2008: