Things got a little more heated than usual on tonight’s Hannity in a debate between noted conservative blogger Michelle Malkin and liberal Fox News contributor Juan Williams over the nature of the recent White House leaks.
Williams had tried to argue that there was nothing particularly
special about the leaks regarding national security currently emanating
from the White House, claiming that every administration had done the
same thing. Malkin fired back by raising the point that the liberal
press had excoriated former President Bush over the leaks regarding CIA
agent Valerie Plame, which were seen as an attack on the country’s
intelligence community and, by extension, on national security.
Williams’ response was to pull rank on Malkin. “I’m a real reporter,
I’m not a blogger out on the blogosphere,” Williams said dismissively,
before launching into a lecture about how reporters talk to officials,
something he apparently didn’t believe Malkin had any experience with.