Wolf Blitzer Continues to Embarrass Himself

Did you see Wolf Blitzer’s latest lame stunt?

Oh, how the once mighty have fallen. The reactions to Wolf’s tweet were not positive. My favorite:

I had my first interaction with Wolf on November 19, 1991. I was manning the State Department Counter Terrorism Task Force that was overseeing the release of the Reverend Terry Waite, who was the special envoy of the archbishop of Canterbury.

Waite was kidnapped by Hezbollah in January 1987 and held captive for four years. Terry is an example of the aphorism, no good deed goes unpunished. Prior to being snatched by the Shiite clan, he obtained the release of Western missionaries captured in Iran after the Islamic revolution. He also secured freedom for British hostages held in Libya and brokered the release of American hostages Lawrence Jenco and David Jacobsen from Lebanon in 1986. This was part of what we now know as the Iran Contra scandal. Waite was working with Colonel Oliver North in negotiating with the Shiite terrorists responsible for grabbing those Americans.

I was working in the Office of the Coordinator for Counter Terrorism at the U.S. State Department in 1991. Finding the U.S. hostages was one of our top priorities, but we were having little success.

When the news broke that Waite was free, the phone in the Task Force room rang. I picked up and found myself chatting with Wolf Blitzer. At the time, Wolf was CNN’s White House correspondent. Wolf asked me, “Is it true that the CIA planted transmitters in Terry Waite’s skin?”

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8 Responses to Wolf Blitzer Continues to Embarrass Himself

  1. Pat Lang says:

    I used to know Wolf well. I was on his air a lot. We lunched and dinnered frequently and then as CNN continued to move Left, the relationship withered. I would say of him that like a lot of Jewish people who lost family in eastern Europe in the Shoa he is fearful and hyper over the thought of emergent nationalism. Sad.

  2. Babeltuap says:

    Hard to believe he would be fearful of US nationalism. Unless of course he was fearful of the left losing Black American voters and minorities in general in the last 3 elections which is what happened. If he’s scared of that then yes, he should be terrified.

    • Pat Lang says:


      People like him are afraid that we are all secretly Nazis waiting for a chance to seize power with the help of the “deplorables.”

  3. Deap says:

    Wolf Blitzer’s behavior on the 2016 election night broadcast was desperate and frenetic. He kept running back to the projection screen and demanding the projection guy to keep running scenarios where Clinton could still win. It was clear he had only one agenda that night – see Clinton win and Trump lose. Nothing neutral about him that night at all.

    Always fun to re-watch the videos of those fateful hours, when MSM pundits had to accept the inevitable election night 2016 – which included also much of the rest of the nation who either enjoyed or were appalled by the totally unexpected outcome that defied 99% of the prior polling. But it all now sounds….. so long ago…….

    • LeaNder says:

      Deap, as a foreign observer watching not only every US election night, no matter what time it was over here since 2004. I have to admit I would have been in a very, very serious twist as an imagined voter frustrated with US politics, no fan of a new American dynasty, or Hilary more generally, but equally while stunned how easy it was ‘for an outsider’ to reduce players on the election stage to pawn by a US TV …

      Question: what would a Clint Eastwood movie based on Trump’s central arguments during that campaign (ok, that may not be easy to figure out, but should be possibly via content analysis) look like? What approach would Clint use to deliver as a more general rule of what the ÚS is and was? Historical setting, thus far it seems that was not his favorite genre, a science fiction setting?

      • Deap says:

        “Paint your Wagon”? Old fashion values with a happy ending. And Clint sings as well. Who knew.

        I remain stunned at the craftsmanship in all Clint Eastwood movies – layered so deeply and often so indirectly, that they can be viewed over and over again with new insights.

  4. Outrage Beyond says:

    Wolf Blitzer, or Ze’ev Barak, as he is known in his Hebrew language articles, is a former AIPAC operative. The word “former” should probably be considered moot as he has always dropped the mask a bit when bombs are dropping on putative enemies of his beloved so-called state of “Israel.” He just can’t contain his glee and blood lust. Apparently his FARA registration isn’t up to date. Sad.

  5. jim ticehurst says:

    His Master…writes his checks…and Nods in Approval..

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