Overnight, our show producer Dave “ThirdWaveDave” schooled Neil Cavuto on an important lesson. So bothered by Cavuto’s comments about Connecticut’s AG, Dave lost sleep over this one. I’m thinking a lot of Vets did.
NEIL CAVUTO: CUT BLUMENTHAL A BREAK–NOT A CHANCE
On Tuesday, Neil, you completely caught me off guard with your closing segment “Common Sense.” It was anything but common sense; it was disappointing and somewhat shocking, because I couldn’t believe what you just said.
I speak of the Blumenthal segment where you insisted on cutting him a break for saying he served in Viet Nam when he didn’t. Your argument for this was a stretch, weak at best.
Then you closed with this parting shot at those of us who were upset with Blumenthal:
“Get him on issues that matter, for God’s sake; not nonsense like this that does not.” —Read the whole piece.
Nonsense? The issue doesn’t matter? Neil, you couldn’t be more wrong if you tried. In fact, we expect this rhetoric from the likes of Code Pink, Jane Fonda or John Kerry, but not you.
Blumenthal just happens to be a politician, and I’m sure there are those who want to use this issue to bring him down. That’s politics. When non-politicians who’ve never served in VN say they did–and there are many–they are exposed just the same and always will be. Whether he lied or simply misspoke on several occasions, an apology is the honorable thing. The only thing. By not apologizing, he placed his true character on display. And to be honest, Neil, at this point it’s too late for Blumenthal to rescue his character. Trust me.