Number of the big three networks that reported on the war protester who interrupted Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s speech to Congress: 0. Number of them that mentioned Maliki's speech sounded almost entirely scripted by Bush administration speechwriters: O. Number of them that pointed out Maliki's address, replete with rosy descriptions of Iraqi democracy, was not supported by the reality of a new spike in violence: 0.
Number of the big three networks that narrowly focused on the fact that Maliki didn't denounce Hezbollah: 3.
Nice job, folks. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, World News with Charles Gibson and CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer all failed to show, or even mention, the disruption, which stopped Maliki cold until Capitol police removed the protester. Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink ("a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq..." as stated on its website), shouted, "The Iraqis want the troops to leave. Bring them home now..." Even though the majority of Americans agree with Benjamin, the big three networks seem to think that acknowledging her protest - which was exceedingly relevant and newsworthy - would be aiding and abetting the truth. Treason in the eyes of this administration.
What else is priceless?
Once Capitol police had silenced Benjamin, Maliki picked up right where he left off, in mid-sentence, with these words: "...hope over fear, liberty over oppression."
You really can't make this up.
VIDEO: Maliki Speech Interrupted By War Protestor