How Many Different Ways Can CBS Reporter Lara Logan Call These Air Force Colonels Big Fat Sissies?
Many, many times, as it turns out! Let’s count, for kicks. From tonight’s ‘60 Minutes’ update of Logan’s May 10 story on pilotless drones:
LOGAN (narration): “Colonel Chris Chambliss was one of the top F-16 fighter pilots in the Air Force, a member of the legendary Thunderbirds. Now the unit he commands has no jets—just pilotless planes known as the Reaper and the Predator.”
Did she just say that his unit had no jets? One.
LT. COL CHRIS GOUGH: “I’ve never been more engaged in a conflict in my life.”
LOGAN (narration): “And he’s never been safer. Lt. Col. Gough sits half a world away from the war zone.”
COL. CHRIS CHAMBLISS: “In battle, in combat, in the fog and friction of war, there are always gonna be times that your judgment isn’t with hindsight, you can see things with more clarity.”
LOGAN: “But you’re not there in the fog and friction of war. You’re sitting here in your cockpit in Nevada.”
Anyone else feeling kind of uncomfortable? Three.
CHAMBLISS: “Once you pull the cockpit out of the airplane, then whether you are 50 miles away from the airplane or 5,000 miles away, it really doesn’t matter anymore.”
LOGAN: “Do you think that distance makes it—it’s kind of like a video game and not like real life?”
Seriously, the woman just can’t help herself. Innuendo not intended; Pareene nailed it on the whole Baghdad hanky-panky front.