Last night’s Hannity produced unexpected fireworks when Juan Williams implied that Michellle Malkin wasn’t a real journalist. Check out this exchange:
They were talking about whether there should be a special prosecutor appointed in the national security leaks investigation. This is where things got hot:
JUAN WILLIAMS: Listen, I’ll tell you what Michelle. I’m a real reporter. I’m not a blogger out on the blogosphere somewhere. I’ll tell you something. Real reporters…In a free press, reporters go and talk to officials and that’s not classified. In a free society, we want to know what the government is doing.
First, sources and methods are kept secret to protect covert operatives. Personally, I hope I’d never find those things out because it’s putting our operatives’ lives at risk.
So no, Juan, I don’t want to know what covert operatives are doing.
It wouldn’t be surprising to find out that he took a different perspective with Valerie Plame, the CIA analyst who wasn’t a covert operative.
Michelle hit back hard:
The American people are sick of the kind of snotty condescension from liberal elite journalists like Juan Williams who tell us that the rest of us are not doing our jobs, when the point is that when Eric Holder was shamefully approved and nominated and approved to be Attorney General–
Juan Williams’ snotty attitude deserved a bitchslapping. That’s what he got.
Let’s compare the corruption that James O’Keefe, Michelle Malkin and the late Andrew Breitbart have exposed with the corruption that Juan Williams has exposed. I’m betting that these citizen journalists would make Williams look pretty pathetic by comparison.
In fact, I think it wouldn’t be much of a fight.