Thursday, January 08, 2009

Better than Maddow w/Hume: Berkowitz w/Obama on Hannity & Colmes--Obama’s first Foreign Policy test- Hamas/Israel conflict-Streaming to your computer

SEAN HANNITY: Wait a minute. Let me understand this, because Israel was pressured for years and years to give up Gaza, weren't they? And Hamas is a terrorist organization that is sworn to Israel's destruction…

They are firing these missiles from school zones to protect themselves. They're using, you know, kids as human shields, but they're a terror group.

What would be so — so dramatic about the president-elect standing against terrorism with moral clarity?

JEFF BERKOWITZ: Well, I think, come the 20th [of January], he will make clear, as he has said many times, if somebody's shooting missiles into his daughters' bedroom, he's going to do everything [he can] to protect them, and he understands what the Israelis are doing to stop those missiles.

On the other hand, I think, he's also going to make very clear that Israel and...
Missed Berkowitz/Obama on Hannity & Colmes last night? [See here for links to previous Berkowitz national appearances]. Not to worry, you can watch the fastest five minutes on the web, including a less guarded Barack Obama from a July, 2006, interview by Jeff Berkowitz in an Austin, IL [west side of Chicago] alley—what can I say, Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz, unlike H&C, is a no frills show-- but we deliver, as they do, on content. Take a look, you’ll be glad you did. And, if you are not a visual person, you can read the transcript of the segment.

BTW, you’ll notice a slight break in the flow of the show. We had a slight problem with a disturbance on the audio transmission. But, quick reflexes by all involved made it almost imperceptible. Kudos to FNC.
Recently posted shows on the Public Affairs YouTube page include a recent Bill O'Reilly segment about the Berkowitz 2002 interview of Obama, shows with newly minted State Rep. Mark Walker (D-Arlington Heights), essentially the first Dem to represent his district since the Civil War, on the connection between the mess in Springfield and in Cook County government, Chicago Alderman Manuel (Manny) Flores (D-1st Ward, Wicker Park) on impeachment of Rod, Chicago issues and a possible run to replace 5th CD Cong. Emanuel, Cook County Cmsr. Tony Peraica (R-Riverside) on the mess we call Illinois politics, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell, State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington), State Senator Kirk Dillard (R-Westmont), Cook County Commissioner and possible 5th CD Dem. Primary candidate Mike Quigley (D-Lakeview), State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) and Cook County Cmsr. and Obama Media Team Member Forrest Claypool and much more.